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Hypnerotomachia Poliphili

A Bibliography

 

This is a working survey of material on the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. Use at your own risk.

 

We list editions of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, with some copy locations, in Italian, French, and English. We also supply some secondary sources.

 

The secondary source material is very short; for more information, consult Volume 2, pages 47-51, of the Pozzi-Ciapponi edition listed below. Additions or corrections should be brought to the attention of William Barker. Also, if you know of any plans to prepare a proper English translation of the text, could you let me know?

 

The Rutgers University site devoted to the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili is closed down. But there is a fascinating site devoted to the images and organization of the text, prepared by the Design Knowledge Systems Group at the Technical University of Delft. There are two sites, one in Delft and a mirror site at MIT Press. There is also information about Aldus Manutius, the printer, at Simon Fraser University.

 

A / Editions

 

Italian

 

1499

Hypnerotomachia Poliphili ubi humana omnia nisi somnium esse docet Venice: Aldus 1499 References: Hain-Copinger 5501*; Marie Pellechet Catalogue général des incunables des bibliothèques publiques de France (Paris 1897-1909) 3867; Polain (B) 1126; Victor Masséna, Prince d'Essling Les livres à figures vénitiens de la fin du XVe siècle et du commencement du XVIe 4 vols (Florence 1907-14) 1198; Sander 2056; J.C.T. Oates A Catalogue of the Fifteenth-Century Printed Books in the University Library of Cambridge (Cambridge 1954) 2192; IGI 3062; Pr 5574; BMC 5:561 (IB 24500); Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke 7223; Frederick R. Goff Incunabula in American Libraries: A Third Census of Fifteenth-Century Books Recorded in North American Collections (New York: Bibliographical Society of America, 1964) C-767 North American locations (from Goff): Bryn Mawr PA, Bryn Mawr College; Boston PL; Williams College; Pforzheimer; New York Columbia U, Avery L; Washington DC Cosmos Club; Hanover NH Dartmouth College; Camarillo CA St John's Seminary; Cambridge Mass Harvard College Library (2); San Marino Huntington; Indiana UL; Boston Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Washington Library of Congress (2); Montreal McGill UL; Boston Museum of Fine Arts (2); Milwaukee PL; New York Metropolitan Museum of Arts Department of Prints; Chicago Newberry Library; New York PL: New York PL Spencer Collection (vellum); Baltimore Peabody Institute; New York Pierpont Morgan Library (2); Princeton UL (2, 1-); Pittsburgh Carnegie Institute of Technology; Dallas Southern Methodist UL; Stanford UL; Berkeley, U of California (2); Los Angeles U of California; Urbana U of Illinois L; Lawrence University of Kansas Library; Chapel Hill U of North Carolina; Charlottesville, University of Virginia, Alderman Library; Charlottesville, University of Virginia, McGregor Library; Baltimore, Walters Art Gallery; Middletown Conn Wesleyan UL; New Haven Conn Yale UL (3) Goff private owners in 1964: BGO; BPen, CJR, CSS, CTC, FJj, FK, HAWj, [HPK], HPo, JHSch, JKW (-), JMCj, [LCH] (-), LHS, MSC, NHS, PH, PM, RE, VBG, WT (-) 1545

La hypnerotomachia di Poliphilo. Cioè pugna d'amore in sogno. Dov' egli mostra che tutte le cose humane non sono altro che sogno. Ristampato di novo et ricorreto con somma diligentia. Venetia: Aldus (in casa de' figliuoli di Aldo), 1545. 2o 468 pp. References: index2 Aureliensis *143.132 Locations: Berlin SB; Cambridge Trinity College (Adams C2414); Chicago Newberry; Edinburgh National Library; Harvard College Library (Mortimer 131); London British Library (2); Milano BT; New York Public Library; Paris BibliothŠque Nationale; Wellesley College; Wien NB; Wolfenbttel HB 1888

[Facsimile of 1499] ed J.W. Appell with trans. London: Privy Council, Department of Science and Art in Photo-Lithography, 1888.

 

1893

Fresh edition of the preceding, London: W. Griggs, 1893.

 

1901

[Facsimile of 1499] London: Methuen 1901 and 1904

 

1963

[Facsimile of 1499] Painter, George The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili of 1499: An Introduction to the Dream, the Dreamer, the Artist and the Printer 2 vols. London: Eugrammia Press 1963

 

1963

[Facsimile of 1499] Farnborough: Gregg International, 1963

 

1968

Hypnerotomachia Poliphili ed Giovanni Pozzi and Lucia A. Ciapponi. 2 vols. Padova: Editrice Antenore, 1980 [first published 1968]. (Edition with full commentary and bibliography.)

 

The following were used in the Pozzi-Ciapponi edition, where the variants are listed (insert, vol 2, between pp. 36-7): Berlin Deutsche Staatsbibliothek; Chapel Hill; Marburg Westdeutsche Bibliothek; Milano Biblioteca Bridense (2); Paris Arsenal; Paris Bibliothèque Nationale Réserve (2); Paris Bibliothèque Mazarine (2); Venice Fond. Cini; Venice Bibl. Marciana; Verona Bibl. Com.

 

French

 

1546

Hypnerotomachie, ou discours du songe de Poliphile, deduisant comme Amour le combat a l'occasion de Polia. Soubz la fiction de quoy l'aucteur monstrant que toutes choses terrestres ne sont que uanité, traicte de plusiers matieres profitables, & dignes de memoire. Nouuellement traduict de language Italien en François. [ed. Jean Martin and trans. le Cal. de Lenoncour]. A Paris: [Louis Blaubloom (Cynaeus)] pour Iacques Keruer aux deux Cochetz, Rue S. Iaques. M. D. XLVI. 2o 157ff. References: index2 Aureliensis *143.133 Locations: Boston PL; Bruxelles BR; Cleveland PL; Edinburgh NL; Grenoble BM; Harvard College Library; Lille BM; London BL; Nantes BM; New York PL; Oxford Bodleian; Paris BN; Paris Ste Genevieve; Rennes BM; San Marino Huntington; Wien NB; Yale 1554

[Fresh edition of the preceding.] Hypnerotomachie ou discours du songe de Poliphile, deduisant comme amour le combat a l'occasion de Polia ... Paris: Jaques Kerver, 1554 (1553). 2o 157ff. References: index2 Aureliensis *143.134 Locations: London BL; Paris BN 1561

[Another edition of the preceding.] Hypnerotomachie ou discours du songe do Poliphile, deduisant comme amour le combat a l'occasion de Polia ... Paris: Jehan Le Blanc, pour Jaques Kerver, 1561 References: index2 Aureliensis *143.135 Locations: Cambridge UL (Adams C2413); Edinburgh NL; London BL; New York PL; Paris BN (2); Santiago BU; Wien NB; Wolfenbüttel HB 1600

[The same translation, now revised by Béroalde de Verville, with an alchemical commentary] Le tableu des riches inventions couvertes du voile des feintes amoureuses, qui sont representées dans le songe de Poliphile desvoilées des ombres du songe & subtilement exposées par Béroalde de Verville. Paris: Matthieu Guillemot, 1600. 4o (20), 154, (6) ff. References: index2 Aureliensis *143.139 Locations: Aberystwyth NL; London BL (2); Paris BN (several); Paris Arsenale; Wien NB 1657

[Reported translation of this year]

 

1772

[Reported translation]

 

1804

Songe de Poliphile, traduction libre de l'italien, par G.J. Legrand, architecte des monuments publics et membre de plusiers société‚s savantes et litét‚raire 2 vols. Paris: P. Didot l'Ainé, An XIII.=M.DCCCIV.

 

1811

Fresh edition of preceding, Parma: Bodoni, 1811

 

1883

Le songe de Poliphile ou hypnertomachie de frère Francesco Colonna litéralement traduit pour la premiŠre fois, avec une introduction et des notes, par Claudius Popelin Figures sur bois gravées à nouveau par A. Prunaire. 2 vols. Paris, Isidore Liseux éditeur, 1883. Rpt Genève: Slatkine, 1971.

 

1926

Reprint of 1561 edition, ed. Bertram Guégan. Paris: Payot, 1926. Hypnérotomachie, ou discours du songe de Poliphile, déduisant comme Amour le combat à l'occasion de Polia. Traduit de language italien en français par Jean Martin et Jacques Gohorry, et décoré de dessins de Mantegna gravés sur bois par Jean Cousin et Jean Goujon. Publié par Bertrand Guégan, d'après l'édition Kerver. Payot, Paris, 1926.

 

1963

[Small facsimile of Paris 1546], with preface by Albert- Marie Schmidt. [Paris]: Club des Libraires de France, 1963.

 

English

 

1592

Hypnerotomachia the Strife of Loue in a Dreame. Trans. R[ichard]. D[allington]. At London, [A. Jeffes, J. Charlewood, and Eliot's Court Press] for Simon Waterson, and are to be sold at his shop, in S. Paules Churchyard, at Cheape-gate. 1592. 4o A-Z4 Aa-Cc4 References: STC 5577. STC 5578 is a second variant, printed for W. Holme. STC 5578.2 is a third variant, printed for J. Busbie. STC divides the printing up as follows. Jeffes quires B, D, F, H, I, L, O, R; Charlewood quires A, C, X-Z; and Eliot's Court Press quires Aa-Cc. Locations: 5577: London BL; Oxford Bodleian; Longleat; San Marino Huntington; Washington Folger SL (frag). 5578: London BL (frag of tp only); Oxford Bodleian; Washington Library of Congress. 5578.2: Cambridge Mass Harvard; Oxford Worcester College. 1890

Fresh edition of the preceding, ed. Andrew Lang. London: D. Nutt, 1890.

 

1969

[Facsimile of 1592 edition, Bodleian copy] Amsterdam: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum; New York: Da Capo Press, 1969 [The English Experience 87]

 

1973

[Facsimile of 1592 edition] Ed Lucy Gent. Delmar, NY: Scholars' Reprints and Facsimiles, 1973.

 

1976

[Facsimile of 1592 edition] New York: Garland, 1976.

 

B / Commentary

 

Appell, J.W. Introductory Notes and Description to the Dream of Poliphilus London: W. Griggs 1893

 

Barolini, Helen Aldus and his Dream Book: An Illustrated Essay . New York: Italica Press, 1992.

 

Baschet, Armand Aldo Manuzio: Lettres et documents Venice: Antonelli 1867

 

Bühler, Curt F. "Aldus Manutius" Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 44 (1950) 210

 

-- "Newly Discovered Variant Settings in the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili" Festschrift für Claus Nissan zum siebzigsten Geburtstag, 2 september 1971 Wiesbaden 1973, 36-42

 

-- "Variant Copies of the 1499 Poliphilus" Bulletin of the New York Public Library 36 (June 1932) 475-86

 

Calvesi, Maurizio Il sogno di Polifilo prenestino . Roma: Officina Edizioni, 1980.

 

Casella, M.T., and G. Pozzi Francesco Colonna Biografia e opere . 2 vols. Padova: Editrice Antenore, 1959. [PQ/4619/C9Z65] (Vol. 1, biography, is by Maria Teresa Casella and vol. 2, opere , is by Giovanni Pozzi.)

 

Ferrigni, Mario Aldo Manuzio Milan: Alpes 1925

 

Fierz-David, Linda The Dream of Poliphilo Trans Mary Hottinger. New York: Pantheon 1950

 

Firmin-Didot, Ambroise Alde Manuce et l'hellenisme à Venise 1875

 

Fletcher, Harry George New Aldine Studies: Documentary Essays on the Life and Works of Aldus Manutius San Francisco: Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1988

 

Gerulaitis, Leonardas Printing and Publishing in Fifteenth-Century Venice Chicago: American Library Association 1976

 

-- "The Venetian Incunabula: Printers and Readers" PhD diss, University of Michigan, 1969

 

Hieatt, Kent, and Anne Lake Prescott "Contemporizing Antiquity: The Hypnerotomachia and Its Afterlife in France" Word and Image 8 (1992)

 

Kretzulesco-Quaranta, Emanuela Les jardins du songe: "Poliphile" et la mystique de la Renaissance . 2nd ed. Paris: Société d'Edition "Les Belles Lettres", 1986.

 

Lefaivre, Liane Leon Battista Alberti's Hypnerotomachia Poliphili: Re-Configuring the Architectural Body in the Early Italian Renaissance Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press 1997. [There is a Web site dedicated to Lefaivre's book; a good place to start is with the synopsis of what will be a controversial thesis.]

 

Lemke, Antje Aldus Manutius and his "Thesaurus cornucopiae" of 1496 Syracuse: Syracuse UP 1958 (with translation of Aldo's preface)

 

Lowry, Martin J. The World of Aldus Manutius: Business and Scholarship in Renaissance Venice Oxford: Blackwell 1979

 

Mardersteig, Giovanni "Osservazioni tipografiche sul Polifilo nelle edizioni del 1499 e 1545" Contributi alla storia del libro italiano. Miscellanea in onore di Lamberto Donati Florence 1969, pp. 221-42.

 

Mitchell, Charles "Archaeology and Romance in Renaissance Italy" Italian Renaissance Studies ed E.F. Jacob .London 1960.

 

Nolhac, Pierre de Les Correspondents de Alde Manuce 1887-8

 

Painter, George The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili of 1499: An Introduction to the Dream, the Dreamer, the Artist and the Printer 2 vols. London: Eugrammia Press 1963

 

Pérez-ómez, Alberto Polyphilo or the Dark Forest Revisited: An Erotic Epiphany of Architecture London & Cambridge Mass: MIT Press, 1992

 

Poppelreuter, Jos. Der Anonyme Meister des Poliphilo. Eine Studie zur italienischen Buchillustration und zur antike in der Kunst des Quattrocento Strassburg: J.H. Ed. Heitz (Heitz & Mündel), 1904.

 

Renouard, Antoine Auguste Annales de l'imprimerie des Alde Paris: J. Renouard 1834

 

Robertson, Edward Aldus Manutius: The Scholar Printer, 1450-1515 Manchester: Manchester UP 1950

 

Schmidt, Dorothea Untersuchungen zu den Architekturphrasen in der Hypnerotomachia Poliphili: Die Beschreibung des Venus-Tempels . Frankfurt am Main: R.G. Fischer 1978.

 

Wallace, Nathaniel "Architextual Poetics: The Hypnerotomachia and the Rise of the European Emblem" Emblematica 8.1 (1994 [= 1996]) 1-27

 

Wilson, Dudley " The Strife of Love in a Dreame , an Elizabethan Translation of Part of the First Book of Francesco Colonna's Hypnerotomachia" Bulletin for the Society for Renaissance Studies 4.1 (April 1986) 41-53

 

Wind, Edgar Pagan Mysteries in the Renaissance Harmondsworth: Penguin 1967

 


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