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Emblemata: Symbolic Literature of the Renaissance from the Collection of Robin Raybould

Raybould, Robin

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ISBN 10: 1605830232 / ISBN 13: 9781605830230
Published by The Grolier Club, New York, 2009
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Cream wraps with gilt lettering and emblem. 137 pp. with bw illus. throughout. The catalog of the exhibition held at the Grolier Club from September to November, 2009. Descriptive information about 87 works with a bw illustration of each included: emblem books, 16th-20th centuries; treatises; devices; hieroglyphs; apophthegms; dreams; epigrams; fables; mythologies; metamorphoses; proverbs; satires; inscriptions; iconologies; prophesies; symbols; dances of death; jokes; and The Book of Nature. With an introduction and an essay, Origins of Western Literary Symbolism, presumably by Raybould. Includes a clear table of The Symbolic Species as well as an index of authors. A lovely book! VG (May have slight wear to cover edges, otherwise clean.). Bookseller Inventory # 148049

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Title: Emblemata: Symbolic Literature of the ...

Publisher: The Grolier Club, New York

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Softcover

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Emblemata: Symbolic Literature of the Renaissance shows the different genres of symbolic literature from the late European Renaissance as they were categorized by contemporary writers and theorists. There is a focus on emblem books, the most extensive type of this literature, and examples are illustrated from the 16th century up to modern times. Until the 17th century, European culture was dominated by an obsession with symbol and allegory which was seen as a universal medium for the approach to God, for the investigation of the natural world, for the interpretation of the Scriptures and for a guide to moral conduct. With the invention of the printing press, this obsession was translated into a vast literature of symbolism of which the book presents just a small sample.

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Robin Raybould was born in England, and has MA and LLM degrees from Cambridge University where he studied medieval and Renaissance history. He has been interested in the early literature of symbolism for many years. He now lives in New York City.

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