Sunday, October 2, 2011

Camerarius: Symbolorum ac Emblematum Centuriae

Symbolorum ac Emblematum Ethico-Politicorum Centuriae Quatuor by Ioachimus Camerarius (1697)

This is a beautiful edition, over 800 pages long, of all four of Camerarius' emblem books: 1. trees and plants; 2. animals; 3. birds and insects; and 4. fishes and reptilles. Unfortunately, because of the size of the book, some of the pages are hard to read, especially at the beginning and end of the book. Where the pages are hard to read in this edition, you can compare them with this less attractive edition of the same book published in 1668, along with a very attractive edition of 1668. There is a beautiful edition online at the Internet Archive, too.


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