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Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books

Emblem books are a genre of illustrated books that was popular from the 16th to the 18th centuries in Europe. Emblem books contain illustrations that often visually represent or illustrate a moral fable or an allegory. The illustration is often paired with a phrase of text, like a motto or an epigram,that further explains the image. Many emblem books serve a didactic purpose and explain virtues, vices, religious principals etc. through words and image. Many significant artists, authors, and engr...



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Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Cartari, Vincenzo, 1531?- author
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[40], 512, [8] pages : 20 cm
Topics: Mythology, Classical -- Early works to 1800, Gods, Greek -- Early works to 1800, Gods, Roman --...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645, author
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[68], 685 pages : 23 cm (8vo)
Topics: Emblem books, Italian, Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblems
[20], 240, [4] pages : 17 cm (8vo)
Topics: Emblems, Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
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[224] pages : 15 cm (8vo)
Topics: Dance of death -- Early works to 1800, Death -- Early works to 1800, Mortality -- Early works to...
[16], 400, [64] pages : 24 cm (4to)
Topics: Gregory XIII, Pope, 1502-1585, Dragons -- Heraldry, Emblems, Symbolism in art, Symbolism in art,...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Bosch, Jacob, 1634-1704, author
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[30], 72 [that is, 70], [10], 62, [2], 79, [1], 86 [that is, 84], 19, [65] pages, [171] leaves of plates : 32 cm (fol.)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Symbolism -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, German, Emblems,...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Benedict, Saint, Abbot of Monte Cassino, author
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187, [1] leaves : 35 cm
Topics: Benedictines, Christian art and symbolism -- Early works to 1800, Emblems -- Early works to 1800,...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
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5 pts. in 1 v. 24 x 18 cm
Topic: Emblems
[20], 727, [1] p. : 27 cm. (4to)
Topics: Emblem books, Dutch, Emblems, Fables, Dutch
[44], 614, 7, 6-56, [4] p., [1] leaf of plates (folded) : 23 cm. (4to.)
Topic: Mythology, Classical
392, [8] pages : 13 cm (16mo)
Topic: Emblems
2 v. in 1. 22 cm
Topics: Emblem books, Italian, Emblems -- Early works to 1800
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Horozco y Covarrubias de Leyva, Juan de, 1544-1610, author
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101, [2], 103-210, [1], 211-311, [29] leaves : 20 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Spanish, Emblems, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ferro, Giovanni, 1582-1630, author
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2 volumes ([30], 296 pages, [3] leaves of plates; [176], 728, [2] pages, [2] leaves of plates) : 33 cm
Topics: Urban VIII, Pope, 1568-1644, Devices (Heraldry) -- Early works to 1800, Emblems -- Early works to...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
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[8], 253, [1] p. ; 14 cm. (12mo)
Topics: Predestination -- Early works to 1800, Emblems, Emblem books, English
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
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[16], 184, 56, 56, 111, [29] pages : 24 cm (4to)
Topics: Kings and rulers -- Early works to 1800, Education of princes -- Early works to 1800, Emblems --...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by David, Jan, 1545?-1613, author
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[16], 307, [29] pages : 22 cm (4to)
Topics: Opportunity -- Early works to 1800, Christian ethics -- Early works to 1800, Emblems -- Early works...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
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5 volumes : 36 cm (folio)
Topics: Classical antiquities -- Early works to 1800, Numismatics, Roman -- Early works to 1800,...
[72], 1122, [72] p. ; 18 cm. (8vo)
Topics: Signs and symbols, Cryptography, Emblems
5 p.l., xxxvii plates, [4], 326, [56], 96, [7] p. 37 cm
Topics: Numismatics, Greek, Numismatics -- Italy -- Sicily, Numismatics -- Italy, Numismatics -- Italy --...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Paradin, Claude, active 16th century
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340 p. 17 cm
Topics: Emblems, Heraldry
[24], 1-113, 118-523, [5] pages : 23 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Allegories -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Italian,...
xix, 423 p. 37 cm
Topics: Emperors -- Rome, Emperors -- Rome -- Portraits, Numismatics, Roman, Holy Roman Empire -- Kings and...
2 volumes ([8], 683, [29]; [24], 826, [62] pages) : 16 cm (12mo)
Topics: Emblem books -- Early works to 1800, Church year meditations -- Early works to 1800, Church year...
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[30], 456, [2] pages : 13 cm (8vo)
Topics: Christian life -- Catholic authors -- Early works to 1800, Emblems -- Early works to 1800,...
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xvi, 239 p. 28 cm
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Menestrier, Claude-François, 1631-1705, author
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[8], 160, [6] pages, [10] leaves of plates : 17 cm (8vo)
Topics: Emblems -- France -- Early works to 1800, Heraldry -- France -- Early works to 1800, Emblems,...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645, author
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[48], 648 pages : 22 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Allegories -- Early works to 1800, Symbolism -- Early works to...
[40], 460, [2] p. : 21 cm. (4to)
Topic: Mythology, Classical -- Early works to 1800
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550, author
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LXXX, 1003, [5] pages : 23 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblem books, Latin -- Early works to 1800, Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Latin,...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Le Moyne, Pierre, 1602-1671, author
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[40], 521, [23] pages : 24 cm
Topics: Devices (Heraldry) -- Early works to 1800, Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Devices (Heraldry),...
[8], 317 (i.e. 319), [59] ℓ. 13 cm
Topic: Mythology, Classical
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[15], 100, [4], 101-212, [1] pages : 22 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, English
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645
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1 p. l., [55], 734 p. 24 cm
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550, author
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[8], 343, [1] pages : 16 cm
Topic: Emblems
4 v. 19 cm
Topics: Allegories, Emblems, Symbolism in art
[16], 320 p. : 17 cm. (8vo)
Topics: Emblems, Proverbs, Emblem books, Dutch
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Cartari, Vincenzo, 1531?-
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[22], 400 p. : 23 cm
Topic: Mythology, Classical
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Saavedra Fajardo, Diego de, 1584-1648
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2 v. 20 cm
Topics: Political science, Kings and rulers -- Duties
2 volumes ([8], 683, [29]; [24], 826, [62] pages) : 16 cm (12mo)
Topics: Emblem books -- Early works to 1800, Church year meditations -- Early works to 1800, Church year...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Cartari, Vincenzo, 1531?-
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[32], 576; [4], lxiii p. : 21 cm. (4to)
Topics: Indian mythology -- Mexico, Mythology, Classical, Mythology, Classical, in art, Mythology, Asian,...
[18], 476, [6] p. : 21 cm
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Topic: Mythology, Greek
[4], xxviii, 51, [1] p. : 14 cm. (12mo)
Topic: Dance of death
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Paradin, Claude, 16th cent; Simeoni, Gabriele, 1509-1575
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1 online resource
[24], 1-113, 118-523, [5] pages : 23 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Allegories -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Italian,...
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212, [2] p. 27 cm
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645, author
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3 volumes in 1 (602, 192 pages) : 22 cm
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Italian
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645, author
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[48], 648 pages : 22 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Allegories -- Early works to 1800, Symbolism -- Early works to...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Camerarius, Joachim, 1534-1598
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4 pts. : (4to)
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Orlandi, Cesare, 1734-1779
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by Camerarius, Joachim, 1534-1598
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4 v. in 1 21 cm
[8], 140, [4] p., [16] leaves, [16] leaves of plates : 23 cm. (4to)
Topics: Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Milan, Italy) -- Art collections, Allegories -- Early works to 1800,...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
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[16], 526 [i.e. 516], [2] p., [1], 150 leaves of plates : 17 cm. (8vo)
3 v. in 1. 22 cm
Topics: Heraldry -- Italy, Devices (Heraldry)
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Hugo, Herman, 1588-1629, author
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[24], 190, [4] pages : 12 cm
Topics: Christian life -- Catholic authors -- Early works to 1800, Spiritual life -- Catholic Church --...
637, [39] p. 18 cm
Topic: Mythology, Classical
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Cartari, Vincenzo, 1531?-
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4, 12, xiii-cxxii leaves ; 22 cm. (4to)
Topic: Mythology, Classical -- Early works to 1800
[16], 398, [50] pages : 21 cm
Topics: Animal behavior -- Early works to 1800, Animals -- Early works to 1800, Conduct of life -- Early...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644
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2 v. : 18.5 cm
Topic: Emblems
9 p. l., 440, [8] p. 27 cm
Topic: Emblem books
10 p.l., 318, [38] p. 33 cm
Topics: Numismatics, Roman, Coins, Ancient, Medals, Roman
2 v. 13 cm
Topics: Catholic Church -- Prayers and devotions, Saints
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[16], 184, 56, 56, 111, [29] pages : 24 cm (4to)
Topics: Kings and rulers -- Early works to 1800, Education of princes -- Early works to 1800, Emblems --...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645, author
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5 volumes : 26 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
[32], 552 pages : 21 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Italian, Emblems and Insignia, Emblems
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[16], 288 [i.e. 300], [2] p. : 19 cm. (8vo)
Topics: Ignatius, of Loyola, Saint, 1491-1556. -- Poetry, Emblem books
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645, author
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5 volumes : 26 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Horapollo
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[9], 214, [10] p. 22 cm
Topic: Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic
2 v. in 1. : 25 cm
Topics: Biography, Portraits
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Karl Ludwig, Elector Palatine, 1617-1680
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[8] 204 p. : 23 cm
Topic: Emblems
24 p.l. [50], 283 [i.e. 383], [3] p. : 15 cm. (8vo)
Topic: Emblems -- Early works to 1800
2 v. 13 cm
Topics: Catholic Church -- Prayers and devotions, Saints
2 v. in 1, 105 leaves of plates, 35 cm
Topic: Ethics
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Aneau, Barthélemy, -1561, author
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118, [2] pages : 15 cm (8vo)
Topics: Emblem books, French, Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Ut pictura poesis (Aesthetics), Emblems
[71] leaves : 26 cm
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Italian