Detail View: LUNA: Folger Digital Image Collection: A collection of emblemes, ancient and moderne: quickened vvith metricall illustrations, both morall and divine: and disposed into lotteries, that instruction, and good counsell, may bee furthered by an honest and pleasant recreation. By George VVither. The first booke.

Digital Image File Name: 
112845
Source Call Number: 
STC 25900c
Source Creator: 
Wither, George, 1588-1667.
Source Title: 
A collection of emblemes, ancient and moderne: quickened vvith metricall illustrations, both morall and divine: and disposed into lotteries, that instruction, and good counsell, may bee furthered by an honest and pleasant recreation. By George VVither. The first booke.
Source Created or Published: 
[1635]
Physical Description: 
leaf I1 recto (page 57)
Digital Image Type: 
FSL collection
HAMNET CATALOG RECORD: 
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Creator (Hamnet): 
Wither, George, 1588-1667.
Title (Hamnet): 
A collection of emblemes, ancient and moderne: quickened vvith metricall illustrations, both morall and divine: and disposed into lotteries, that instruction, and good counsell, may bee furthered by an honest and pleasant recreation. By George VVither. The first booke.
Place of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet): 
London :
Publisher (Hamnet): 
Printed by A.M. for Richard Royston, and are to be sold at his shop in Ivie-Lane,
Date of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet): 
MDCXXXV. [1635]
Physical Description (Hamnet): 
[20], 62, [6], 63-124, [6], 135-196, [6], 209-270, [10] p. : ill. (copper-plate engravings, woodcut) ; 31 cm (fol.)
Subject (Hamnet): 
Emblem books, English - Early works to 1800.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Printing privileges (Publishing)
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Passe, Crispijn van de, ca. 1565-1637, printmaker.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Marshall, William, fl. 1617-1650, printmaker.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Harmsworth, R. Leicester Sir, (Robert Leicester), 1870-1937, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Huth Library, former owner.
Notes (Hamnet): 
In verse.
Notes (Hamnet): 
There were four issues of this work, each with a different bookseller named in the imprint.
Notes (Hamnet): 
One of five imprint variants of this edition.
Notes (Hamnet): 
The emblems are printed from plates originally engraved by Crispijn van de Passe the elder for Gabriel Rollenhagen's Nucleus emblematum selectissimorum (Arnheim, 1611) and Emblematum centuria secunda (Arnheim, 1613). All engravings are integral to letterpress gatherings.
Notes (Hamnet): 
With an additional title page, engraved, "Emblemes. Illustrated by Geo. Wither.", signed: VVill. Marshall. sculp.
Notes (Hamnet): 
The first leaf bears "A preposition to this frontispiece".
Notes (Hamnet): 
Imprimatur on verso of title page: Recensui hoc poëma ... Ex aedibus Lambithanis Ilu. 2. 1634. Guil. Bray.
Notes (Hamnet): 
The second (I4r), third (S4r), and fourth (2D4r) books each have a separate title page, with imprint "printed by Augustine Matheuues. MDCXXXIV [1634]"; pagination and register are continuous.
Notes (Hamnet): 
With slip-cancels on leaves P1r and P4v.
Notes (Hamnet): 
The last leaf bears two woodcut dials each with a movable pointer fixed in the center.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Includes index.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Signatures: pi⁴ *² A-I⁴ K² L-S⁴ ²*² V-2D⁴ ³*² 2F-2O⁴; *1 mis-signed '*3'
Notes (Hamnet): 
Washington, D.C., Folger Shakespeare Library, 1986-1987. Time, the greatest innovator (catalog p. 95) DFo
Citations (Hamnet): 
STC (2nd ed.), 25900c
Citations (Hamnet): 
ESTC (RLIN) S118590
Folger Holdings Notes (Hamnet): 
HH221/15. Slip cancels on P1r and P4v. Lacking volvelles on 2O4r. Print show-through. Red sheepskin (?) binding with gilt panelling, spine and turn-ins, by F. Bedford; marbled end-papers; all edges gilt. Provenance bookplate of the Huth Library; Huth sale, 9 June 1920, lot 8123; collated at Quaritch by E. Talbot, 2 July 1920; Harmsworth copy
Call Number (Hamnet): 
STC 25900c