The Artist's Married Life: Being that of Albert Dürer; Translated from the German of ...

The Artist's Married Life: Being that of Albert Dürer; Translated from the German of Leopold Schefer by Mrs. J.R. Stodart [provenance: John Edward Russell ]

Schefer, Leopold

Published by James Munroe & Company, Edinburgh, 1849
Condition: Near Fine - Hardcover
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"Reprinted from the London edition." Andover: J.D. Flagg and W.H. Wardwell, Stereotypers and printers. xxiii, [2], 26-257 p.; 18 cm. Contemporary half polished calf with marbled paper over boards. Six spine compartments; leather label in second compartment with gilt-tooled title. Gilt-tooled decoration in remaining compartments. All page edges marbled. Marbled endpapers matching boards. Engraved bookplate on front fixed endpaper of John E. Russell. The bookplate "shows the owl of Minerva seated upon the books of the scholar" (Allen's American Book Plates, p. 357). John Edward Russell (1834-1903) represented Massachusetts in the House of Representatives from 1887 to 1889. The author, Leopold Schefer (1784-1862), was a German poet and novelist. This fictional version of Albrecht Dürer's relationship with his wife, Agnes, was originally published in 1828 under the title Künstlerehe. The translator was Jemima Henrietta Brown Stodart (1807-1865), the wife of John Riddle Stodart, a magistrate of the city of Edinburgh. In Near Fine- Condition: edges slightly rubbed; small discoloration of leather on front board; clean and crisp. Bookseller Inventory # 002815

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Title: The Artist's Married Life: Being that of ...

Publisher: James Munroe & Company, Edinburgh

Publication Date: 1849

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine -

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