1st ed.; see Voet, Landwehr. "Excvdebat Christophorvs Plantinvs Antverpiae, anno M.D.LXV. Idibvs Maii"--Colophon. The Aenigmatum libellus has special t.p. Reading from top to bottom, the single page devoted to each of the 58 emblems consists of a brief statement of the topic, in some cases a dedication to a prominent person, the woodcut ill., and a four-line explanation in verse. Additional explanation in prose for each emblem follows on p. 65-149. Plantin's compasses device appears on both t.p.'s. Blocks for the ill. were mostly cut by Gerard Janssen van Kampen, with a few by Arnaud Nicolai. The ill. for emblems X and XIX have the letter G for Gerard. Geoffroy Ballain provided 52 of the drawings, Pieter Huys the remainder; see Voet. The pages of the 1st title and the t.p. of the 2nd have borders of typographical fleurons. Two decorated initials. From an ed. of 1250; see Voet. List of authors cited, p. -. Signatures: A-I⁸ K⁴ *⁸. Voet, L. Plantin press, Landwehr, J. Emblem and fable books printed in the low countries, Electronic reproduction. digitized
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