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Title-page border with the torture of Marcus Crassus and Curio's printer's mark; architectural frame with columns on either side and several figures, two of whom in the upper corners are holding shields; the printer's park is placed in the tympanum above the title; below, two Parthians torture Crassus, by pouring molten gold down his throat; first used in Caecilius Lucianus, Dialogi aliquot Graeci lepidissimi in usum studiosorum delecti ..., Basel, V. Curio, February-May 1522 (4°); this impression was used as title-page to Theodoros Gaza, Introductionis grammaticae libri quatuor ..., Basel, V. Curio, August 1523 (4°). 1522
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Height: 188 millimetres (borderlines)
Width: 123 millimetres
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- On verso an ornamental border copied after Holbein, cut by Jacob Faber (Hollstein 43.A).
Cf. F. Hieronymus, Basler Buchillustration 1500 bis 1545, exh. cat. Basel 1984, no. 384.
C. Müller: Hans Holbein d. J. Die Druckgraphik im Kupferstichkabinett Basel, exh. cat. 1997, no. 34.
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