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Abbondanza, Roberto "Alciato (Alciati), Andrea" Dizionario biografico degli Italiani. Rome: 1960--. 1:69-77.

--. "A proposito dell' epistolario dell' Alciato." Annali di storia del diritto 1 (1957), 467-500.

-- "Jurisprudence: The Method of Andrea Alciato." The Late Italian Renaissance. Ed. E. Cochrane. London: 1970. 77-90

Adams, Alison, Stephen Rawles, and Alison Saunders. A Bibliography of French Emblem Books of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries, vol. 1. Geneva: Droz 1999. [A superb historical account that traces the relations among 72 early editions of Alciato's Emblems.]

Alciato, Andrea. Le Lettere. Ed. G.L. Barni. Florence: Felice Le Monnier, 1953.

Allen, Don Cameron. Mysteriously Meant: The Rediscovery of Pagan Symbolism and Allegorical Interpretation in the Renaissance. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1971.

Angelis, Maria Antonietta de. Gli Emblemi di Andrea Alciato nella edizione Steyner del 1531: fonti e simologie. Salerno, 1984.

Balavoine, Claudie. "Archéologie de l'emblème littéraire." In M.T. Jones-Davies, ed., Emblèmes et devises au temps de la Renaissance. Paris: Touzot, 1981.

Balavoine, Claudie. "Le Classement thématique des emblèmes d'Alciat: recherche en paternité." In Alison Adams and Anthony J. Harper, eds., The Emblem in Renaissance and Baroque Europe: Tradition and Variety: Selected Papers of the Glasgow International Emblem Conference 13-17 August 1990. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1992.

Balavoine, Claudie. "Les Emblèmes d'Alciat: sens et contresens." In Yves Giraud, ed. L'Emblème à la Renaissance. Paris: Société d'Edition d'Enseignement Supérieure, 1982. 49-59.

Bath, Michael. "Emblems from Alciato in Jacobean Trencher Decorations." Emblematica 8.2 (Winter 1994), 359-70. [A trencher is a wooden platter for fruit or cheese, and these seven trenchers, in the British Museum, are decorated with painted motifs from Alciato; moreoever, they demonstrate some familiarity with the commentary tradition. They are described earlier in Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries 2nd ser 12 (1887-9), 201-23, at 222.]

Bath, Michael. Speaking Pictures: English Emblem Books and Renaissance Culture. London & New York: Longman, 1994.

Bath, Michael, John Manning, and Alan R. Young, eds. The Art of the Emblem: Essays in Honour of Karl Joseph Hoeltgen. New York: AMS Press 1993.

Brunon, Claude-François "Signe, figure, language: les hieroglyphica d'Horapollon" In Yves Giraud, ed. L'Emblème à la Renaissance. Paris: Société d'Edition d'Enseignement Supérieure, 1982. 29-47.

Callahan, Virginia W. "Alciati, Andrea, of Milan, 8 May 1492-12 January 1550." In Contemporaries of Erasmus. Ed. Peter G. Bietenholz and Thomas B. Deutscher. 3 vols. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1985-7. 1:23-6.

Callahan, Virginia W. "The Erasmus-Alciati Friendship" Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Lovaniensis. Munich: Fink, 1973. 133- 41

Callahan, Virginia Woods. "Alciato's Cypress Tree" in Peter Daly and Daniel S. Russell, eds., Emblematic Perceptions: Essays in Honor of William S. Heckscher on the Occasion of his Ninetieth Birthday. Baden-Baden: Verlag Valentin Koerner, 1997. 33-41.

Callahan, Virginia W. "An Interpretation of Four of Alciato's Latin Emblems." Emblematica 5 (1991), 255-70. [Commentary on Emblem 7, Emblem 32, Emblem 163, and Emblem 164.]

Callahan, Virginia W. "The Mirror of Princes: Erasmian Echoes in Alciati's Emblematum liber" Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Amstelodamensis. Munich: Fink, 1979. 183-96.

Campa, Pedro F. "Diego Lopez's Declaracion magistral sobre las emblemas de Alciato: The View of a Seventeenth-Century Spanish Humanist." In Daly ed 1989. 223-48.

Clements, Robert J. Picta Poesis: Literary and Humanistic Theory in Renaissance Emblem Books. Rome: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 1960.

Daly, Peter M. Emblem Theory: Recent German Contributions to the Characterization of the Emblem Genre. Nendeln: KTO Press, 1979. (Wolfenbüttler Forschungen, Bd 9)

Daly, Peter M. Literature in the Light of the Emblem: Structural Parallels between the Emblem and Literature in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1979.

Daly, Peter M., with Virginia Callahan, Paola Valeri-Tomaszuk, and Simon Cuttler. Andreas Alciatus: Index Emblematicus. 2 vols. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1985.

Daly, Peter, ed. Andrea Alciato and the Emblem Tradition: Essays in Honor of Virginia Woods Callahan. New York: AMS Press, 1989.

Daly, Peter M., and Mary V. Silcox. The English Emblem: Bibliography of Secondary Literature. Munich, London, New York, Paris: K.G. Saur, 1990.

Daly, Peter M., and Mary V. Silcox. The Modern Critical Reception of the English Emblem. Munich, London, New York, Paris: K.G. Saur, 1991.

Daly, Peter M., and Daniel S. Russell, eds Emblematic Perceptions: Essays in Honor of William S. Heckscher on the Occasion of His Ninetieth Birthday. Baden-Baden: Valentin Koerner 1997 [Includes Virginia Woods Callahan "Alciato's Cypress Tree" 33-41 and John Manning "The Dungheap Revisited: A Reconsideration of Alciato's Obscene Emblem" 123-34.]

De Giacomi, H. Andreas Alciatus. Basel: Henning Oppermann, 1934.

Dees, Jerome. "Recent Studies in the English Emblem." English Literary Renaissance 16 (1986), 391-420.

Dieckmann, Liselotte. Hieroglyphics: The History of a Literary Symbol. St Louis: Washington University Press, 1970.

Diehl, Huston. An Index of Icons in English Emblem Books 1500- 1700. Norman & London: University of Oklahoma Press, 1986.

De Filippis, Michele. The Literary Riddle in Italy to the the End of the 16th Century. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1948 and 1953. (Publications in Modern Philology 34.1 and 40.1)

Donati, Lamberto "Polifilo ed Andrea Alciati (1492-1550)." In Refugium Animae Bibliotheca. Festschrift für Albert Kolb ed Emil van der Vekene. Wiesbaden: G. Pressler, 1969. 204-24.

Drysdall, D.L. "Préhistoire de l'emblème: commentaires et emplois du terme avant Alciat" Revue du XVIe siècle 6 (1988), 29-44.

Duplessis, Georges. Les Emblèmes d'Alciat. Paris: Librairie de l'Art, 1884.

Freeman, Rosemary. English Emblem Books. London: Chatto and Windus 1948.

Galactéros de Boissier, Lucie. "Images emblématiques de la fortune: éléments d'une typologie"In Yves Giraud, ed. L'Emblème à la Renaissance. Paris: Société d'Edition d'Enseignement Supérieure, 1982. 79-125.

Gombrich, E.H. "Icones Symbolicae: The Visual Image in Neo- Platonic Thought." Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 11 (1948), 163-92.

Graham, David. "The Emblematic Hyperbook" in Hypermedia and Literary Studies. Ed. Paul Delany and George P. Landow. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1991.

Graham, David. "Putting Old Wine in New Bottles: Emblem Books and Computer Technology." Emblematica 5 (1991), 271-85.

The Greek Anthology. Trans. W.R. Paton. 5 vols. London: William Heinemann; New York: G.P. Putnam's, 1915-18. (Loeb Classical Library).

Green, Henry. Andrea Alciati and His Books of Emblems: A Biographical and Bibliographical Study. London: Truebner, 1872. Reprinted New York: B. Franklin, nd. [Still, remarkably, the standard guide to the editions. An good work for its time, but now in desperate need of an overhaul. For more up-to-date listings see Campa for Spanish editions or Adams-Rawles-Saunders for the French.]

Green, Henry. Shakespeare and the Emblem Writers: An Exposition of their Similarities of Thought and Expression. Preceded by a View of Emblem-Literature down to A.D. 1616 London: Truebner, 1870.

Green, Henry, ed. Andreae Alciati Emblematum fontes quatuor. Manchester: Holbein Society, 1870. (Holbein Society 4) [Reprints of Augsburg 1531, Paris 1534, and Venice 1546.]

Green, Henry. Andreae Alciati Emblematum Flumen Abundans, or Alciat's Emblems in Their Full Stream. Manchester: Holbein Society, 1871.

Groot, H.B. de. "The Ouroboros and the Romantic Poets: A Renaissance Emblem in Blake, Coleridge, and Shelley." English Studies 50 (1969), 553-64.

Grünberg-Dröge, Monika. 500 Jahre Andreas Alciatus (1492-1550) Jurist, Humanist, Emblematiker. Eine Ausstellung aus Beständen der Universtätsbibliothek der Universität Bonn, des Instituts für Römisches Recht und des Kunsthistorischen Instituts der Universitäts Bonn 8.5.-15.8.1992. Bonn: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhems-Universität Bonn, 1992. [Well-informed short exhibit catalogue.]

Heckscher, William S. "Pearls from a Dung-Heap: Andrea Alciati's 'Offensive' Emblem: 'Adversus Naturam Peccantes.'" In Art the Ape of Nature: Studies in Honor of H.W. Janson. Ed. Moshe Barasch and Lucy Freeman Sandler. New York: Abrams, 1981. 291- 311. [Surely the liveliest analysis of an emblem in Alciato. For an interesting supplement, see the article by John Manning in Daly and Russell, Emblematic Perceptions 123-34 (listed below)]

Heckscher, William S. The Princeton Alciati Companion: A Glossary of Neo-Latin Words and Phrases Used by Andrea Alciati and the Emblem Book Writers of His Time, Including a Bibliography of Secondary Sources Relevant to the Study of Alciati's Emblems. New York and London: Garland, 1989.

Heckscher, William S. (with Karl-August Wirth). "Emblem, Emblembuch" Reallexikon zur deutschen Kunstgeschichte. Stuttgart: Metzler, 1959. 5:85-228

Henkel, Arthur, and Albrecht Schoene. Emblemata. Handbuch zur Sinnbildkunst des XVI. und XVII. Jahrhunderts. Stuttgart: J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung 1967. Supplement Stuttgart 1976. [Reviewed by William S. Heckscher and Cameron F. Bunker, Renaissance Quarterly 23 (1970), 60-65, and by Henri Stegemeier, Journal of English and Germanic Philology 67 (1968), 656-72.

Hoeltgen, Karl Joseph. Aspects of the Emblem: Studies in the English Emblem Tradition and the European Context. Kassel: Reichenberger, 1986.

Hoffmann, Konrad. "Alciati und die geschlichtliche Stellung der Emblematik" in W. Haug, ed., Formen und Funktionen der Allegorie (Symposium Wolfenbuttel, 7-10 Sept. 1978). Stuttgart, 1979. 514-35.

Hoffmann, Konrad. "Alciato and the Historical Position of Emblematics" in Daly ed 1989. 1-45.

Homann, Holger. Studien zur Emblematik des 16. Jahrhunderts: Sebastian Brant, Andrea Alciati, Johannes Sambucus, Mathias Holtzwart, Nicolaus Taurellus. Utrecht: Haentjens Dekker & Gumbert, 1971.

Hutton, James. The Greek Anthology in Italy to the Year 1800. Ithaca: Cornell University Press 1935. [Alciato discussed at 195-208.]

Kelley, Donald R. "Andrea Alciato and his Disciples Discover Legal History" in Foundations of Modern Historical Scholarship: Language, Law, and History in the French Renaissance. New York and London: Columbia UP, 1970. 90-106.

Koehler, Johannes. Der "Emblematum liber" von Andreas Alciatus (1492-1550): Eine Untersuchung zur Entstehung, Formung antiker Quellen und pädagogischen Wirkung im 16.Jahrhundert. Hildesheim, 1987.

Koehler, Johannes. "Warum erschien der Emblematum liber von Andreas Alciat 1531 in Augsburg?" In The European Emblem: Selected Papers from the Glasgow Conference 11-14 August, 1987. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1990. 1-31.

Landwehr, John. Emblem Books in the Low Countries, 1554-1813: A Bibliography. Utrecht: Haentjens Dekker & Gumbert, 1970. [Combined with fable books in a later edition: Emblem and Fable Books Printed in the Low Countries, 1542-1813: A Bibliography. Utrecht: HES, 1988.]

Landwehr, John. French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese Books of Devices and Emblems 1534-1827: A Bibliography. Utrecht : Haentjens, Dekker & Gumbert, 1976.

Landwehr, John. German emblem books 1531-1888: A Bibliography. Utrecht: Haentjens Dekker & Gumbert; Leiden: Sijthoff, 1972.

Leeman, F.W.G. Alciatus' Emblemata. Denkbeelden en Voorbeelden. Groningen: Bouma's Boekhuis, 1984. [Reviewed Bernhard F. Scholz Emblematica 1.1 (Spring 1986), 178- 84.]

Leisher, John F. Geoffrey Whitney's A Choice of Emblemes and Its Relation to the Emblematic Vogue in Tudor England. PhD, Harvard University, 1952; rpt. New York: Garland, 1987.

Manning, John. "A Bibliographical Approach to the Illustrations in Sixteenth-Century Editions of Alciato's Emblemata" in Daly ed 1989. 127-76. [There is a "steady, and progressive revision" of the emblems in 16th-century editions, "until the picture is brought in line with details specified in the author's text" (145).]

Manning, John. "The Dungheap Revisited: Some Further Reflections on Alciato's Emblem LXXX and the Nature of its 'Obscenity'" in Peter Daly and Daniel S. Russell, eds., Emblematic Perceptions: Essays in Honor of William S. Heckscher on the Occasion of his Ninetieth Birthday. Baden-Baden: Verlag Valentin Koerner, 1997. 123-34.

Manning, John. "Emblematic Notes and Marginalia in the Glasgow University Library Copy of Alciato's Emblemata (1577)" in Emblems in Glasgow ed. Alison Adams. Glasgow: University of Glasgow French and German Publications, 1992. 79-98.

Miedema, Hessel. "The Term 'Emblema' in Alciati" Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 31 (1968), 234-50. [See also Scholz below.]

Moeller, Ernst von. Andreas Alciat: Ein Beitrag zur Entstehungsgeschichte der modernen Jurisprudenz. Breslau, 1907.

Penkert, Sibylle. Emblem und Emblematikrezeption: Vergleichende Studien zur Wirkungsgeschichte vom 16. bis 20. Jahrhundert. Darmstadt: Wissenschlaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1978.

Praz, Mario. Studies in Seventeenth-Century Imagery. 2nd ed. Rome: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 1964.

Russell, Daniel S. "Alciati's Emblems in Renaissance France" Renaissance Quarterly 34 (1981), 534-54.

Russell, Daniel S. The Emblem and Device in France. Lexington, KY: French Forum, 1985.

Russell, Daniel Emblematic Structures in French Renaissance Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press 1995

Russell, Daniel S. "Emblems and Hieroglyphics: Some Observations on the Beginnings and the Nature of Emblematic Forms." Emblematica 1.2 (Fall 1986), 227-43.

Saunders, Alison. "Alciati and the Greek Anthology." Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 12 (1982), 1-18.

Saunders, Alison. "French Emblem Books or European Emblem Books: Transnational Publishing in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries" Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance 61 (1999), 415ff.

Saunders, Alison. "Is it a Proverb or is it an Emblem? French Manuscript Predecessors of the Emblem Book," Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance 55 (1993), 83ff.

Saunders, Alison. The Sixteenth-Century French Emblem Book - A Decorative and Useful Genre. Geneva: Librairie Droz, 1988. [Alciato discussed as the "precursor of the French emblematists" at 97-139.]

Schoene, Albrecht. Emblematik und Drama im Zeitalter des Barock. Stuttgart: Beck, 1964; 2nd ed., 1968.

Scholz, Bernhard F. "From Illustrated Epigram to Emblem: The Canonization of a Typographical Arrangement." In Hill, W. Speed, ed., New Ways of Looking at Old Texts: Papers of the Renaissance English Text Society, 1985-1991. Medieval and Renaissance Texts, 107. Binghamton: Medieval and Renaissance Texts / Renaissance English Text Society, 1993. 149-57.

Scholz. Bernhard F. "Libellum composui epigrammaton, cui titulum feci Emblemata: Alciatus's Use of the Term Emblema Once Again." Emblematica 1 (1986), 213- 226.

Scholz, Bernhard F. "The 1531 Augsburg Edition of Alciato's Emblemata: A Survey of Research." Emblematica 5 (1995), 213-54. [Scholz has announced a forthcoming study, to be published by E.J. Brill in Leiden: Emblematice Scribere: Historical and Systematic Studies in Emblem Literature.]

Selig, Karl Ludwig. "Gracian and Alciato's Emblemata." Comparative Literature 8 (1956), 1-11.

Selig, Karl Ludwig. "The Spanish Translations of Alciato Emblemata." Modern Language Notes 70 (1955), 354-359.

Selig, Karl Ludwig. Studies on Alciato in Spain. New York & London: Garland Publishing, 1990.

Stegmann, André. "Les Théories de l'emblème et de la devise en France et en Italie (1520-1620)" In Yves Giraud, ed. L'Emblème à la Renaissance. Paris: Société d'Edition d'Enseignement Supérieure, 1982. 61-77.

Stegemeier, Henri. "Problems in Emblem Literature." Journal of English and Germanic Philology 45 (1946), 26-37.

Sulzer, Dieter. Traktate zur Emblematik: Studien zu einer Geschichte der Emblemtheorien. St Ingbert: Werner J. Rohrig Verlag, 1992. [This was a Heidelberg diss of 1977.]

Tung, Mason. "A Concordance to the Fifteen Principal Editions of Alciati." Emblematica 1.2 (Fall 1986), 319-39.

Tung, Mason. "More on the Woodcuts of Alciato's Death Emblems" Emblematica 8.1 (Summer 1994), 29-41 [Discussion of Emblems 155 and 156.]

Tung, Mason. "Whitney's A Choice of Emblemes Revisited: A Comparative Study of the Manuscript and the Printed Versions." Studies in Bibliography 29 (1976), 32-101.

Viard, Paul Emile. André Alciat 1492-1550. Paris: S.A. du "Recueil Sirey", 1926. [Heckscher: "still the best Alciati biography."]

Voet, Léon, with Jenny Voet-Grisolle. The Plantin Press (1555-1589): A Bibliography of the Works Printed and Published by Christopher Plantin at Antwerp and Leiden. 6 vols. Amsterdam, Van Hoeve, 1980-83. [Excellent description of the editions of Alciato printed during this period by Plantin.]

Volkmann, Ludwig. Bilderschriften der Renaissance. Hieroglyphik und Emblematik in ihren Beziehungen und Fortwirkungen. Leipzig: Hiersemann, 1923; rpt Nieuwkoop: B. de Graaf

Young, Alan R. "Facsimiles, Microform Reproductions, and Modern Editions of Emblem Books." Emblematica 1.1 (Spring 1986), 109-56.

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