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De figuris liber, 1568
(382 words)

Record ID

cp011190

Voet reference number

1074

Museum Plantin-Moretus

c:lvd:1082035

Author

Joannes DESPAUTERIUS (DESPAUTER; DESPOUTER)

Title page transcription

IOANNIS DESPAVT. ‖ NINIVITÆ DE FIGVRIS ‖ LIBER, EX QVINTILIANO, DONATO, ‖ DIOMEDE, VALLA, PLACENTINO, MAN- ‖ CINELLO, NIGRO, PLVRIBVSQVE DILI- ‖ GENTER CONCINNATVS. ‖ IOANNIS FONSOMII MELOTENSIS ‖ ad Lectorem Tetrastichon. ‖ Qui Latios tentare lacus, variamq; Poësim ‖ Sedatamq̓ue sacro vis Helicone sitim: ‖ Perlege quas doctus tibi dat Niniuita figuras, ‖ Tramite sic facili nota Poësis erit. ‖ IOANNIS FRIGIDIVALLAE PER- ‖ nensis ad Lectorem, Hexastichon. ‖ Hac Despauterij voluantur scripta, probatisQuæ de caudicibus sedula carpsit apes. ‖ Hinc sibi multimodam poterit vir cogere frugem, ‖ Quem bonus artidocæ Palladis vrit amor. ‖ Candide Zoileos igitur depone latratus, ‖ Nec capera frontem Lector amice tuam ‖ ⊕ 16 ‖ ANTVERPIÆ, ‖ Ex officina Christophori Plantini. ‖ M.D.LXVIII.

Collation

8⁰ [124]: A-C⁸, D⁴; pages 1-54, [55-56]

Fingerprint

Number of sheets

Pages

[1]: Title
[2]: Ioannes Despauterius Ninivita, Ioanni Molino canonico Tornacensi clarissimo musarum deliciis et Nerviorum decori S.P.D. (Comines, 2 February 1519; italic type)
3-54: Text (Greek words; marginals)
54: EXCVDEBAT CHRISTOPHORVS ‖ PLANTINVS ANTVERPIAE, ‖ ANNO M.D. LXVIII. ‖ MENSE IVLIO
[55-56]: Blank

Edition information

Copies

Museum Plantin-Moretus
- A 159

Bibliographical references

Not in Reulens-de Backer and Bib. Belgica (1964–1970 éd.).

Online bibliographical references

Note 1

A treatise on Latin style-figures written at the demand of the Parisian printer J. Badius (cf. the dedicatory, 2 February 1519).

Note 2

The first edition was published in 1519 at Paris by J. Badius. Many others followed another Epitome, adapted by a not named friend, in four separate volumes: (detailed in BB, II, pages 142-148, D 321-336: 1520-1576).

Note 3

In 1564 was printed by Joannes Latius, Antwerp, an edition (BB, II, pages 146-147: D 333), which served as model for the Plantin-edition of 1568.

Note 4

In that same year 1568 was published another reprint of the 1564-edition (but typographically different from Plantin's publication) by the widow of J. Latius: very probably Plantin and Latius, ignoring each other's intentions, put on the market the same edition at about the same time.

Note 5

M 164, folio 8v, and M 296, folio 4v, list '[Despaut.] de figuris, 8⁰, [15] 68, f[euilles] 3½, [price:] ¾ stuivers'.

Further reading

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“De figuris liber, 1568”, in: The Plantin Press Online. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004525863-cp011190>
First published online: 2024



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