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'[De sera numinis vindicta] Plutarchi Chaeronei ...De His Qui Tarde A Numine Corripiuntur Lebellus'; book by Plutarch, translated by Willibald Pirckheimer, and printed by F Peypus in Nuremberg in 1513, with an ornamental title-page woodcut by Albrecht Dürer here used as text-border on folio aiii recto, showing Willibald Pirckheimer's coat of arms hold by two putti on the bottom, at each side columns, the left surmounted with a crane atop a philosopher's egg and the right with a satyr playing panpipes, the very right column supports a chain that includes a pomegranate, on the lower left a round portrait medallion. 1513
Woodcut and letterpress
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Height: 196 millimetres (woodcut)
Width: 125 millimetres (woodcut)
- Curator's comments
- This is the first out of five times that this title-page woodcut was used in Pirckheimer's publications.
CD, who first considered this to be School of Nuremberg and inclined to attribute the woodcut to Springinklee (see CD.I.379.1), retracted his doubts about Dürer's authorship later in Kurth (1927), no.270, introduction.
This book has the book-plate of W Mitchell.
Paisey, BM cat (2002), no.321
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Beatiss.Patris Nili...Sente[n]tiae morales e graeco in latinu[m] versae...
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- Acquisition notes
- On flyleaf: 'From the Sunderland library December 1882', i.e. from the library of Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland.
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