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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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Apr 3, 2022 Sterre, Joannes Chrysostomus van der, 1561-1652
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[16] 1., 34 plates 25 cm
Topic: Norbert, of Xanten, Saint, approximately 1080-1134
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1986 Paradin, Claude, 16th cent; Simeoni, Gabriele, 1509-1575
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199 p. 22 cm
Topics: French poetry -- 17th century, Snuff boxes and bottles
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1884 Cranach, Lucas, 1472-1553
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[91] p. : 22 cm
Topics: Wood-engraving, German, Illustrated books -- History -- 15th and 16th centuries
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1867 Bunyan, John, 1628-1688
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xxii, 103, [1] p. 18 cm
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1867 Bunyan, John, 1628-1688
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xxii, 103, [1] p. 18 cm
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xvi, 239 p. 28 cm
Topic: Emblems
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1846 Williams, Isaac, 1802-1865
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xxii, [2], 405 p., [34] leaves of plates : 22 cm
Topic: Emblems
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1835 Horapollo, author
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8 unnumbered pages, xxxvi, 446 pages, 3 leaves of plates (folded) : 22 cm
Topic: Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic
xi, [1], 262, [13] p., 54 pl. 23 cm
Topic: Dance of death
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1824 Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644
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2 v. : 18.5 cm
Topic: Emblems
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1824 Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644
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2 v. : 18.5 cm
Topic: Emblems
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1803 Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543. Totentanz; Deuchar, David, 1743-1808; Mechel, Christian von, 1737-1817
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[6], 47, [1] p., [2], XLVI, [1] leaves of plates : 22 cm
[4], xxviii, 51, [1] p. : 14 cm. (12mo)
Topic: Dance of death
4 v. 19 cm
Topics: Allegories, Emblems, Symbolism in art
4 v. 19 cm
Topics: Allegories, Emblems, Symbolism in art
4 v. 19 cm
Topics: Allegories, Emblems, Symbolism in art
4 v. 19 cm
Topics: Allegories, Emblems, Symbolism in art
434 p. 17 cm
Topic: Emblems
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1780 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,...
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21 p. l., 408, [2] p., 1 l. 20 cm
321 p., 16 cm
Topic: Emblems
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1767 Houbraken, Arnold, 1660-1719, author, artist
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[20], 272 (that is, 268), [8] pages : 23 cm
Topics: Emblems, Deugden, Ondeugden, Ondeugden
[202] p. 24 cm
Topic: Ethics
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[16], 159, [1] p. : 17 cm. (8vo)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Eschatology -- Early works to 1800
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1764 Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Orlandi, Cesare, 1734-1779
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1764 Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645, author
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5 volumes : 26 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
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1764 Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Orlandi, Cesare, 1734-1779
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1764 Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Orlandi, Cesare, 1734-1779
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1764 Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Orlandi, Cesare, 1734-1779
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1764 Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645, author
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5 volumes : 26 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
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1764 Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Orlandi, Cesare, 1734-1779
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1764 Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645, author
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5 volumes : 26 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
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1764 Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645, author
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5 volumes : 26 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
[16] leaves : 23 cm
Topics: Theodor, Prince-Bishop of Liège, Cardinal, 1703-1763 -- Death and burial, Maximilian III Joseph,...
3 v. : 29 cm
Topics: Symbolism in art -- Early works to 1800, Allegories -- Early works to 1800, Emblems -- Early works...
3 v. : 29 cm
Topics: Symbolism in art -- Early works to 1800, Allegories -- Early works to 1800, Emblems -- Early works...
3 v. : 29 cm
Topics: Symbolism in art -- Early works to 1800, Allegories -- Early works to 1800, Emblems -- Early works...
[8], XII, 144, 90 pages, IV leaves of plates : 22 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblem books -- Early works to 1800, Moral education -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Dutch,...
iv, iv, 420 p. : 21 cm
Topics: Horace. -- Illustrations, Emblem books, Dutch
191 p. 16 cm
303 p. 18 cm
Topic: Emblems
60, 1136, 16, 269 pages : 24 cm
Topics: Devotional literature, Prayers
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1749 Hugo, Herman, 1588-1629
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[16], 116, [5] p., [2], 45, 60 leaves of plates : 16 cm. (8vo)
Topics: Emblem books, Dutch, Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Devotional exercises -- Early works to 1800,...
307 (i.e.367), 32, 12 p. ; 13 x 7 cm
Topics: Fables, Songs, French
6 p. L., 320 p. 17 cm
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1738 Luiken, Jan, 1649-1712
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[4], 406, [2] p. : 17 cm. (8vo)
Topics: Didactic poetry, Dutch, Emblem books, Dutch, Nature -- Religious aspects -- Poetry
[14], 158, [4], 71, [23], 141, [3] p. : 16 cm. (8vo)
Topics: Emblem books, Dutch, Kingdom of God -- Poetry, God -- Attributes, Religious poetry, Dutch
[72] p., 64 p. of plates : 17 cm. (12mo)
Topic: Bible -- Paraphrases, English
12 p. l., 360, [7] p. 21 cm
Topic: Proverbs, Spanish
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1732 Elger, Willem den, 1679-1703
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368 p. : 22 cm
Topics: Love poetry, Love poetry -- History and criticism, Emblems
207 p. 17 cm
Topic: Emblems
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1731 Hoogstraten, Jan van, 1662-1736, author
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[52], 310, [4] pages : 25 cm
Topic: Fables, Dutch
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13 p.l., 222, [2] p. 18 cm
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1727 Horapollo, author
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[16], 404, [8] pages ; 23 cm (4to)
Topics: Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic, Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Symbolism -- Early...
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368 p. 21 cm
Topics: Emblems, Epigrams
4 v. in 1 : 22 cm. (4to)
Topic: Emblem books, Dutch
62, 16, 153, 24, 17 p. 20 cm
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12 preliminary leaves, 251, [9] pages 21 cm
Topic: Emblems
9 p. l., 440, [8] p. 27 cm
Topic: Emblem books
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1722 Bruin, Claas, 1671-1731
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[11], 201, [5] p. 16 cm
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Dutch
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1721 Gomberville, M. Le Roy (Marin Le Roy), sieur de, 1600-1674, author
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[4], [6], vii-xi, [1], 211, [1] pages : 37 cm (folio)
Topics: Ethics -- Early works to 1800, Stoics -- Early works to 1800, Ethics
6 p. l., 514, [19] p. 16 cm
Topics: Allegories, Fables
[10], 148, [1] p. : 23 cm
xxiv, [2], xxv-xxviii, 187, [1] pages, [2], XLV, LX leaves of plates : 16 cm (8vo)
Topics: Christian life -- Art, Emblems, Mysticism -- France, Christian life, Emblems
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1716 Drexel, Jeremias, 1581-1638, author
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[22], 288, [2] pages : 14 cm
Topics: Eternity -- Meditations -- Early works to 1800, Meditations -- Early works to 1800, Eternity,...
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1716 Brouerius van Nidek, Matthaeus, 1677-1743
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326 p. 21 cm
Topic: Emblems -- Early works to 1800
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1714 Spinniker, Adriaan, 1676-1754
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[8] p. l., 220 p. 25 cm
Topics: Moral education, Allegories
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1714 Poirters, Adrien, 1605-1674
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375 p. 17 cm
190, [2] pages : 17 cm
Topics: Jesus Christ -- Devotional literature -- Early works to 1800, Jesus Christ -- Poetry -- Early works...
7 p.l., 274 p. 19 cm
Topic: Emblems
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[6], 404, [2] p. : 18 cm. (8vo)
Topics: Didactic poetry, Dutch, Emblem books, Dutch
182 p. 16 cm
Topic: Emblem books, Dutch
[16], 226, [2] pages : 16 cm (8vo)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Dutch, Emblems, Emblems