Emblemes et devises morales [manuscript]., [ca. 1680] | University of Illinois Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Ms. emblem book, with 32 watercolored drawings painted by the scribe; text in brown ink, captions in red or blue.
For complete contents, see Thomas McGeary, "Manuscript Emblem Books at the University of Illinois," in Emblematica 2 (1987): esp. 357-360.
"A Monsievr de Montplaisir Sur son Liure d'Emblemes & de Deuises"--fol. 3.
Collation: Parchment, fol. ii (i is pastedown) + 112 (paginated 1-220) + ii (ii is pastedown) ; 1 2? 3? 4-28?.
Binding: Contemporary blind-ruled black sealskin over paper boards; two silver clasps (lacking one clasp plate from front board); inserted contemporary cloth bookmarks; all edges gilt. In brown morocco case, velvet lined, made by Riviere & Son.
Provenance: Purchased from Stonehill, 1945.
Former shelfmark: Emblems 096.1 M768e (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library).
McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois, M3
McGeary, Thomas. "Manuscript Emblem Books at the University of Illinois." In Emblematica 2 (1987): 357-370
Russell, Daniel. "M. de Montplaisir and His Emblems." In Neophilologus 67 (1983): 503-516
Sider & Obrist. Bibliography of Emblematic Manuscripts (1997), 134