The following printed books from the Penn State University Libraries Rare Books Room are included or will be included as the core of the English emblem archive.
Harvey, Christopher. The School of the Heart, or, The heart of it self gone away from God, brought back again to him, and instructed by him, in 47 emblems / by the author of the Synagogue annexed to Herbert's poems ; whereunto is added, The learning of the heart, by the same hand. The third edition. London, Printed for Lodowick Lloyd, 1676.
, 2, 195 p. ill.
Adapted by Christopher Harvey from Bendictus van Haeften's "Schola cordis." Sometimes attributed to Francis Quarles. Cf. Cambridge Bib. Eng. Lit., 1969. I, 478.
References: Wing. H185A.
Goodyere, Henry, Sir, (H. G.) The mirrour of maiestie, or, The badges of honor conceitedly emblazoned, A photo-lith. fac-simile reprint from Mr. Corser's perfect copy. A.D. 1618. / Ed. by Henry Green and James Croston. Manchester, Pub. for the Holbein society by A. Brothers, 1870.
viii,  p., facsim. (, 63 p. ill.) 40 pl. on 36 p., -180 p.
Series: Microbook library of English literature.
Series: Holbein Society's facsimile reprints, v. 3.
Dedication signed H. G. (supposed to be the ciphers of Sir Henry Goodyere).
"40 photo-lith. fac-simile plates in illustration", chosen from the Minerva britanna, 1612; Selectorum symbolorvm heroicorvm entvria, 1619; Le sententiose imprese, et dialogo del Symeone, 1560; Pittoni, Imprese de diversi principe [etc.] 1566-68, and Specvivm heroicvm ... Homeri, 1613. Title within ornamental border.
Microform. Chicago, Library Resources, 1970. 1 microfiche ; 8 x 13 cm. (The Microbook library of English literature ) Reduction ratio varies.
Claude Paradin. The heroicall devises of M. Claudius Paradin, Whereunto are added the Lord Gabriel Symeons and others. Translated out of our Latin into English by P.S. William Kearney (London, 1591).
Paradin, Claude, 16th cent. [Devises heroiques. English.] The heroicall devises of M. Claudius Paradin, Whereunto are added the Lord Gabriel Symeons and others. / Translated our of Latin into English by P.S. London, Imprinted by W. Kearney, 1591. 374 p. ill. 12 cm. Translation of: Devises heroiques.
Quarles, Francis. Emblems, divine and moral, together with Hieroglyphicks of the life of man / written by Francis Quarles. In the Savoy, Printed by J. Nutt, and sold by E. Nutt, [17--?].
381 p. 17 cm.
Preface dated 1634.
R. B. Choice emblems, divine and moral, antient and modern, or, Delights for the ingenious, in above fifty select emblems ... / with fifty pleasant poems and lots, by way of lottery, for illustrating each emblem. 6th ed. London, Printed for E. Parker, 1732.
207 p. ill. 17 cm.
Title on spine: Burton's choice emblems.
Whitney, Geffrey. A Choice of Emblemes, and other devises, For the moste part gathered out of sundrie writers, Englished and Moralized. And divers newly devised. / by Geffrey Whitney ... Imprinted at Leyden, In the house of Christopher Plantyn, by Francis Raphelengius, 1586.
10 p. leaves, 230 p. illus. 21 cm.
Printer's device on t.-p.; title within ornamental border; full page woodcut of the arms of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, on verso of t.-p.; emblems illustrated with 247 woodcut engravings within ornamental borders.
Part 2 has half-title with the crest of the earls of Leicester and Warwick.
Most of the emblems are from earlier works published by Plantin, more than half being identical with those in the works of Alciati, Sambucus, and Paradin. cf. Reprint of Whitney's "Choice of emblemes", edited by Henry Green, 1866. p. 252.
First edition, with "Isaie" spelled "Esaie", verso of 2d prelim. leaf.
Signatures: *-**^4, ***^2, A-Z^4, a-f^4 (f|4 blank).
Cf. Grolier club, New York. Catalogue of original and early editions of Cf. Grolier club, New York. Catalogue of original and early editions of some ... English writers from Langland to Wither ... New York, 1893, p. 230-232.
Lacks all after p. 224; small holes and tears in text with a small amount of text missing.
Wither, George. A collection of Emblemes, Ancient and Moderne, Quickened with metricall illustrations, both Morall and divine: And Disposed into lotteries, that instruction, and good counsell, may bee furthered by an honest and pleasant recreation. / By George Wither. The first-fourth booke. London, Printed by A.M. for Henry Taunton, and are to be sold at his shop in Saint Dunflanes, 1635.
270 (i.e. 266),  p., 1 l. ill. 30 x 19 cm.
Without general t.-p.; each book has special t.-p.; books 2-4 have imprint: London, Printed by Augustine Mathewes. 1634.
Added t.-p. illustrated.
The 200 plates of the emblems were engraved by Crispin de Passe and originally appeared in the Emblemata Sacra of Rollenhagius, 1611-1613. Cf. H. Green, Andrea Alciati, 1872, p. 248-60, etc.
Spine title: Wither's Emblemes.