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Dürer, Albrecht (1471-1527) Alberti Dureri Clarissimi Pictoris et Geometra de Sym[m]etria Partium in Rectis Formis Hu[m]anorum Corporum

Auction:
3269B
Lot:
88
Sold for:
$6,765$5,500

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Books & Manuscripts - 3269B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 23, 2019 11:00AM

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Dürer, Albrecht (1471-1527) Alberti Dureri Clarissimi Pictoris et Geometra de Sym[m]etria Partium in Rectis Formis Hu[m]anorum Corporum. Libri in Latinum Conversi. Nuremberg: Iin aedibus Viduce Durerianae, 1532. Small folio, [bound with] Dürer's De Varietate Figurarum et Flexuris Partium ac Gestib[us] Imaginum Libri Duo, Nuremberg: Per Hieronymum Formschender in aedibus Viduce Durerianae, 1534; first title with large woodcut of the artist's initials at the foot, text in gothic type profusely illustrated with text woodcuts in both works; four folding plates in the second work (browned along outermost folds and formerly broken, now repaired); bound in full modern black calf, tooled in blind, blind title on front board by Fred Shihadeh in 1984 (with receipt for the work); browning, toning, and repairs to folding plates, two ownership inscriptions inked over on first title, first title reinforced along fore-margin verso with Japanese tissue, some spotting, tears, stains, 11 3/4 x 7 3/4 in.

I: A-E6, F4, G-N6, O4 (O4 blank & present); II: a4, b-e6, f4, g-i6, k5 (lacking final blank k6); folding plates in signatures are equal to two leaves.
Estimate $6,000-8,000


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