Lot 7
  • 7

Corrozet, Gilles

3,000 - 5,000 USD
11,250 USD
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  • paper
Hecatongraphie. C'est à dire les descriptions de cent figures & hystoires, contenants plusieurs appophthegmes proverbes, sentences & dictz tant des Anciens, que des modernes. Le tout reveu par son autheur. Paris: Denys Janot, 1543

8vo (6 3/8 x 4 3/16 in.; 162 x 106 mm). Woodcut architectural title, 100 quarter-page woodcut emblems with verse legends in italic all within a woodcut architectural border, decorative woodcut initials; tiny  (3 mm.) worm track at lower edge of first four leaves mended. Modern red crushed morocco, gilt-stamped title on spine, dentelles, edges gilt, signed by Chambolle-Duru.


Henri Burton (gilt-stamped green morocco bookplate)


Fairfax Murray 640; Rothschild I, 640; Landwehr 239 and Mortimer 155 (both refer to the first issue).

Catalogue Note

Third edition, second issue of this charming and popular fable-based emblem book, first published in 1540.  The author (1510-1568) became a publisher in order to print his own works but was called upon to publish a variety of classic works by Marot, Ronsard, Du Bellay, and Belon.

The two issues are identical in collation but use different fonts for the verse legends and have different title-page and colophon settings. The present copy has the verses in italic, the title spelling Hecatongraphie, and the colophon in the second version as described by Mortimer.