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A Choice of Emblems

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Published by Scolar Press .
Written in English


  • Genealogy, heraldry, names and honours,
  • Block Printing,
  • Poetry,
  • Literature: Classics,
  • English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • Emblems,
  • Early works to 1800

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages230
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8304075M
ISBN 100859677559
ISBN 109780859677554

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A Choice Of Emblemes book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.3/5(3). Geffrey Whitney's Choice of Emblemes was published in Leiden by Christopher Plantin in (we provide the title page, if you want to see it). It is the first full-fledged English emblem book in the continental style, and uses woodblocks from a number of other emblem books, the most important of which is Alciato's Emblematum liber. — A Choice of Emblemes, and other Devises, for the moste parte gathered out of sundrie writers, Englished and Moralized, And divers newly devised, by Geffrey Whitney. Appears in 67 books from. Green has also included an introduction on the history of emblems books, biographical notes on Whitney, and bibliographical essays on "Choice of Emblems." Geffrey (or Geoffrey) Whitney (ca. ) was educated at Oxford and Cambridge, and served as under-bailiff of Great Yarmouth.

A choice of emblemes: (English emblem books) [Whitney, Geffrey] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A choice of emblemes: (English emblem books)Author: Geffrey Whitney. Marginal notes Most of the emblems are from earlier works published by Plantin, more than half being identical with those in the works of Alciati, Sambucus, and Paradin. cf. Reprint of Whitney's "Choice of emblemes", edited by Henry Green, p. Copy 1 is unbound ; cop. 2 imperfect. A Choice of Emblemes and Other Devises by Geoffrey Whitney is an English/Dutch emblem book, which was used as a source of inspiration for emblem embroidery in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Whitney in hisA Choice of Emblemsadded to the orthodox format a fourth and fifth element, first a dedication to a worthy patron for each emblem and sometimes a piece of Latin verse and Quarles in his Emblemes,per- haps the best of the English emblem books, had six parts; the picture, the motto in Latin or English, a biblical quotation, an explanatory verse, a quotation from the church fathers and a .

54 rows  An emblem book is a book collecting emblems (allegorical illustrations) with accompanying . from Whitney's Choice of Emblems The Masonic term "Plus Ultra" ("more beyond") appears on a banner between two pillars (representing Masonry) in an emblem from Whitney's Choice of Emblems (). (Bacon is said to have published this book.) The emblem also depicts arches (another Masonic symbol) and the light and dark "A"s which symbolize Athena. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Geffrey Whitney, A choice of emblemes, and other deuises, for the moste parte gathered out of sundrie writers, Englished and moralized. Antwerp: Frans Raphelengius for Christopher Plantin, (sig. 3*2v) Huntington Library, (public domain).