English Emblem Tradition

English Emblem Tradition

EDITED BY PETER M. DALY
LESLIE T. DUER
ANTHONY RASPA
CO-EDITOR FOR CLASSICS PAOLA VALERI-TOMASZUK
RÜDIGER MEYER
MARY V. SILCOX
Volume: 1
Copyright Date: 1988
Pages: 464
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3138/j.ctt2ttn43
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    English Emblem Tradition
    Book Description:

    The object of this work is identification rather than interpretation. Together with those which will follow, it is an important step toward the establishment of an essential foundation on which to build emblem studies.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-7450-9
    Subjects: History

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. PREFACE
    (pp. vii-viii)
  4. INTRODUCTION
    (pp. ix-xvi)

    There is a veritable renaissance of interest in emblematics, and not merely as an ancillary to the study of the history of art and literature, but also for its own sake. The scope of emblem study is broad indeed, embracing printed books - over 1,000 were published in over 2,000 editions and printings, and no one even knows how many manuscript collections still exist - literary and theatrical analogues in all European vernacular languages and Neo-Latin, as well as the whole field of ‘applied emblematics,’ which can take the form of wall and ceiling decoration, painting and portraiture, tapestry, embroidery,...

  5. THE BOOKS OF EMBLEMS AND IMPRESE

    • JAN VAN DER NOOT A THEATRE FOR WORLDLINGS (LONDON: HENRY BYNNEMAN, 1569)
      (pp. 1-28)
      Jan van der Noot

      A Theatre for Worldlings, published in 1569 by Henry Bynneman, is a translation of a Flemish emblem book by Jan van der Noot,Het Theatre oft Toon-neel. Van der Noot (1539 or 1540-1595) was an outspoken Reformed Protestant, possibly a Calvinist, and was thus forced to flee from the Spanish authorities in Antwerp. He arrived in London in 1567, joining thousands of other Protestant refugees from the Netherlands. Considered a notable Flemish poet, indeed the first poet of the Renaissance in the Netherlands, Van der Noot’s other works includeHet Bosken(c. 1567),Poetische Werken(1572),Das Buch Extasis(1576),...

    • PAOLO GIOVIO THE WORTHY TRACT OF PAULUS JOVIUS (LONDON: SIMON WATERSON, 1585)
      (pp. 29-66)
      Paolo Giovio

      The main body of Samuel Daniel’sThe Worthy Tract of Paulus Jovius(1585) is an acknowledged translation of Giovio’sDialogo dell’Imprese Militari et Amorose. Until recently, Daniel’s additional material, his ‘To the Frendly Reader,’ discussing and definingimprese, and his appended chapter ‘certaine notable devises both militarie and amorous, Collected by Samuell Daniell’ were considered to be his own composition.¹

      Within the space of four years, however, four independent studies were published which overturn this assumption. In 1968 Pierre Spriet established that Daniel’s ‘To the Frendly Reader’ was translated from Girolamo Ruscelli’sDiscorsoand the bulk of his ‘certaine notable...

    • LODOVICO DOMENICHI CERTAIN NOTABLE DEVISES BOTH MILITARIE AND AMOROUS [LONDON: SIMON WATERSON, 1585]
      (pp. 67-78)
      Lodovico Domenichi

      See Introductory Note to Giovio...

    • GEFFREY WHITNEY A CHOICE OF EMBLEMES AND OTHER DEVISES (LEYDEN: PLANTIN, 1586)
      (pp. 79-338)
      Geffrey Whitney

      Geffrey Whitney’sA Choice of Emblemeswas published in 1586 by the Plantin press in Leyden (opened in 1583 and operated from 1585 by Plantin’s son-in-law Francis Raphelengius). There was only one printed edition, but we are fortunate in also having the manuscript version (Harvard MS. Typ 14) which was presented to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester on, according to the printed ‘Epistle Dedicatorie,’ 28 November 1585.¹

      The manuscript is bound in sixteenth-century vellum and contains 98 folios. It consists of 197 emblematic drawings in pen-and-ink, sepia, and blue watercolour, with the text of mottoes, poems, and some marginalia (a...

  6. CONCORDANCES, INDEXES, AND LISTS

    • THE EMBLEMS OF JAN VAN DER NOOT CONCORDANCES, INDEXES, AND LISTS
      (pp. 339-350)
    • THE IMPRESE OF PAOLO GIOVIO CONCORDANCES, INDEXES, AND LISTS
      (pp. 351-372)
    • THE IMPRESE OF LODOVICO DOMENICHI CONCORDANCES, INDEXES, AND LISTS
      (pp. 373-378)
    • THE EMBLEMS OF GEFFREY WHITNEY INDEXES AND LISTS
      (pp. 379-483)