8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 217 p. Limited Edition of 140 copies of the English version, this no. 19, with the woodcuts re-engraved by Leonardo Farina, the eminent Italian master in this field, with prospectus. Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) was the most renowned German artist of the Renaissance in Northern Europe; painter, draughtsman, printmaker, and writer, Durer was extraordinarily gifted and influential in the development of the art of printmaking. Among his most famous works were a series of woodcuts on religious subjects: in 1511, he produced the Little Passion series, which were published that same year with the poetry of Brother Benedictus Chelidonius (d. 1521) in a book entitled "Passio Christi ab Alberto Durer". This release of "The Little Passion" was produced in 1971, with the Italian master engraver Leonardo Farina commissioned to re-engrave Durer's original woodcuts in honor of the 500th anniversary of his birth. In addition to the superb woodcuts, this edition features an English translation of the original Latin poetry. ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in brown half-leather over tan laid paper boards, publisher's device in gilt on front, gilt lettering on the spine, top edge gilt, plain endpapers, thirty-seven woodcuts by Durer including the smaller one on the title page, the woodcuts are interspersed with the Latin text, English text follows in a separate section, limitation statement on the colophon page; octavo size (almost 9" tall), pagination: (1)-215, blank (216), colophon page (217), prospectus loosely laid in. Publisher's matching slipcase is covered in the tan laid paper, brown leather at the top and bottom openings. ***CONDITION: Volume is fine, with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, perfectly straight corners with no rubbing, the interior is clean and bright, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings. The publisher's matching slipcase is near fine, with a very light stray mark on one side, else fine. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: [DURER] The Little Passion by Albrecht Durer...
Publisher: [Officina Bodoni]
Publication Date: 1971
Illustrator: Durer, Albrecht; Farina, Leonardo
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: Limited Edition.
AbeBooks offers millions of new, used, rare and out-of-print books, as well as cheap textbooks from thousands of booksellers around the world. Shopping on AbeBooks is easy, safe and 100% secure - search for your book, purchase a copy via our secure checkout and the bookseller ships it straight to you.
New and used copies of new releases, best sellers and award winners. Save money with our huge selection.
From scarce first editions to sought-after signatures, find an array of rare, valuable and highly collectible books.
Catch a break with big discounts and fantastic deals on new and used textbooks.