Well, I've been rooting around on the Internet and on my external hard-drive archives, and I've got some more - Regarding Emblem 80
- Apparently, the illustration for emblem 80 (often referred to as "the so-called obscene emblem 80") first appeared in the 1546 edition. This emblem has the title 'Adversus Naturam Peccantes'
. It seems to have been suppressed in all editions after that of 1546 until the "mammoth" or "monster" edition of 1621.
The Memorial University of Newfoundland has a site - 'Alciato's Book of Emblems-The Memorial Web Edition in Latin and English'. Here there is a commentary on emblem 80 of the 1546 editionhttp://www.mun.ca/alciato/c080.html
and a very lo-rez repro of the offensive illo as it was rendered in the earlier form of 1546.http://www.mun.ca/alciato/images/46-080.gif
There is a 2004 edition from Mcfarland
- 'The Emblematum Liber in Latin and English
Andrea Alciati Translated and Edited by John F. Moffitt'. http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-1807-7
The McFarland website says "The collection includes as an appendix the formerly suppressed emblem, "Adversus Naturam Peccantes," accompanied by a translation of the learned commentary applied to it by Johann Thuilius in 1612." Regarding the new Adelphi edition
- According to the Newfoundland site, there are 5 principal editions - 1531, 1534, 1546, 1550, 1621.1531
is the first edition, and an unauthorized one. 1534
is a second edition, in which Alciato is said to have played a role, because he was unhappy with some things about the first edition. 1546
is an expanded edition in which Alciato added "86 hitherto unpublished emblems, gathered by Petrus Rhosithinus" according to the Newfoundland site. 1550
is the last authorized edition in which Alciato played a role, before his death. 1621
is the last word in Emblemata by Alciato, with new designs for the illos and extensive and detailed commentaries on each emblem. A huge book, a monster.
The Adelphi website says it has used the 1531 and the 1534 editions for the text, and the 1550 and 1621 editions for the illos. As it turna out, I have copies, and thus links for all four of these.
(as posted above)
Deliver me from reasons why you'd rather cry - I'd rather fly...
Jim Morrison - The Crystal Ship