Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

Corpus Librorum Emblematum. the Jesuit Series. Part Three (F-L)

Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

Corpus Librorum Emblematum. the Jesuit Series. Part Three (F-L)

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Corpus Librorum Emblematum. The Jesuit Series. Part Three (F-L). Edited by Peter M. DaIy and G. Richard Dimler, SJ. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2002. Pp. lix, 375. $125.00.)

This is the third part of an important project, undertaken by two authors who have made their mark in the world of emblem studies. In the introduction they present their work as follows: "This bibliography attempts to encompass all extant books of emblems, emblematically illustrated works, and books dealing with the theory and practice of emblematics that were written by members of the Society of Jesus." There was a good reason to choose the Jesuits, for they "produced more books in this genre than did any other identifiable group of writers, and second, they published in all major European vernacular languages as well as in Latin ."The authors estimate that the complete series will comprise about 1700 entries, of which 500 are first editions. They excluded books with fewer than three plates or woodcuts, and books which have only an emblematic title-page or an emblematic frontispiece, a rather contestable decision. (Why not fewer than two or four plates?)

Of each publication the following data are given, as far as possible: Record number, Author name, Short-title, Place of Publication, Publisher, Language, Pagination, Fingerprint, Emblem Structure and Illustrations, Layout, Illustration Notes, Artist, Classification of Jesuit Emblem Books, Reference, Library Locations and Shelf Marks, Remarks, Collation Copy, Serial Number, and Facsimiles. In the introduction all these elements are explained in a clear way.

The result of Daly's and Dimler's hunt for copies all over the world is impressive, and their "Jesuit Series" can already be regarded as a standard work of international value. …

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