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New York, New York Public Library, Spencer Collection,  NYPL Spencer 082
Description: ff. 93 + ii - Bound in full levant morocco with shell and sun devices, gilt. On front cover: H Albani et Amicorum. - Hieronymus Albani (1504-91; became cardinal in 1570). Bought for Spencer from Georges Heilbrun, 1954. - Dictionary Catalog, Spencer Collection, 903. Tammaro de Marinis, Appunti e ricerche bibliografiche (Milan, 1940), no. 36, plate 234.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 5
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/NYPLSpencer082_42
Language: Latin; Greek Country: France Century: 16th

Part 1: ff. 1-93v
Description: - Parchment - 149 x 93 mm - Emblem on the verso of every vellum sheet.
Country: FranceCardinal point:
Region: City: Paris?
Assigned Date: s. XVI2Searchable Date Range: 1550 - 1599
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: ;
Script: Capitals
Artist(s): S with diagonal stroke
Figurative Decoration: 93 emblems, including human and animal figures.
Other Decoration: Emblems in pen and ink, with occasional touches of red.
Notes: Dated to before 1570, because Hieronymus Albani became a cardinal that year, but the device on the binding does not include a cardinal's hat. Illuminator's mark?: "S" with diagonal stroke through initial, ff. 82, 84. Latin
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1: ff. 1v-93v
Title: Emblemata
Language(s): Latin; Greek
Incipit: Nunc haeret qui levis olim
Explicit: Meus tempora vincit amor.
Status of text: Some of the emblems' banners are left blank.
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f. 1v   Opening emblem of Cupid and a allegorical woman with a tree-like arm and a jug pouring water into a stream.

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f. 8v   Emblem of a Mercury-like figure, wrapped in apple-bearing vines, crushing a scorpion with his burning torch; the banner with emblem in Greek.

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f. 84v   Emblem of Cupid as artist, drawing a picture of himself; in the lower margin, possible artist's sign (S with diagonal drawn through).

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f. 92v   Emblem of Cupid with trees in his hands, near a tomb; banner left blank.

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Front cover   Binding stamped with "H. Albani et Amicorum".

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