[A] Emblem by Andrea Alciato entitled ‘Easily deflected from the right course’ (1531)

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    Emblematum liber, Alciato at Glasgow, University of Glasgow Library, Special Collections. Reproduced with permission.

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This is from the first emblem book by Andrea Alciato. Emblem books, an early modern source type, were a highly visual kind of educational print item that contained symbolic woodcuts or engravings on every page. These images were accompanied by two texts, a short motto, and an explanatory paragraph in verse or prose. Image, motto, and explanation were meant to be carefully contemplated by the reader, in a meditative reading exercise.

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