Saturday, January 1, 2011
Adagiorum by Hadrianus Junius. 1558.
Although his name is not famous today, Junius (Adriaen de Jonghe, 1511-1575) provided a major contribution to the Renaissance work on proverbs with this book, considerable portions of which are repeated verbatim in Manutius's appendix to his edition of Erasmus's Adagia. There are some passages crossed out in the GoogleBooks version, so if you want to remedy that, download a copy of the book from the Munich Library here.
There is also a wonderful edition of Junius's Emblemata at the Glasgow website. It's a wonderful book, too!
Here is a portrait of Junius, found at Wikipedia: