[Durer, Albrecht] Opera. Prima paris operum. Johannes Gerson, Peter Schott und Johann Geiler von Kaysersberg.
[Durer, Albrecht] Opera. Prima paris operum.
[Durer, Albrecht] Opera. Prima paris operum.
[Durer, Albrecht] Opera. Prima paris operum.
[Durer, Albrecht] Opera. Prima paris operum.
[Durer, Albrecht] Opera. Prima paris operum.

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[Durer, Albrecht] Opera. Prima paris operum.

Nuremberg: Georg Stuchs, 1489.

Fourth edition. Thick quarto. Bound in contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, brass catch plates, backstrip and portions of leather on sides removed, upper cover detached. With a wonderful full-page woodcut attributed to D¸rer on verso of title page, repeated in another place. Opera. Prima paris operum. [Bound after: ] Inventarium. [Edited by Peter Schott und Johann Geiler von Kaysersberg.] [Nuremberg: Georg Stuchs], 22 November, 1489. 2 parts (of 4, with vol 1 of 3 of the opera and one vol Inventarium). (232 x 168 mm), 240 and 52 leaves. 50 lines, 2 columns. Large woodcut illustration attributed to Albrecht D¸rer. (appears 2 times), initial spaces filled with red and blue Lombard initials, red paragraph marks.

This is the Fourth Edition and the second reprint of the Strasbourg edition of 1488, which was the model for all subsequent editions of the works of the popular French theologian and mystic Johannes Gerson. The woodcut on verso of title pages possibly executed by D¸rer during his apprenticeship. The superb woodcut illustration depicts the author as a pilgrim to St. James with his coat of arms, walking stick, and the small dog accompanying him in the rocky landscape. In the background a city on the water. The woodcut by the monogramist "T" (on the coat of arms in the heart) is said to be based on a template by Albrecht D¸rer. "All volumes of this fourth edition have the same frontispiece.... Today the young D¸rer is recognized as the creator, who above all changed the background. He shows the Inn valley at Rattenberg, whose Castle had been assigned as residence by Duke Albrecht of Bavaria to Gerson "(Sch‰fer). BSB-Ink G-185; Goff G-188; GW 10716; HC 7623; Sch‰fer 140.

Price: $4,250.00   Item #5855