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'Das puch der Himlischen offenbarung der heiligen wittiben Birgitte von dem künigreich Sweden'; second edition of a book with German text on the revelations of St Bridget, the book includes various woodcuts, with the woodcut on folio iij attributed to Albrecht Dürer, showing a coat of arms of Maximilian I as King of the Romans, with five shields surrounded by the collar of the Golden Fleece, the top shield with a black single-headed eagle with a nimbus, above one line with letterpress.
Woodcut and letterpress
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Height: 251 millimetres (woodcut, printed area)
Height: 231 millimetres (woodcut)
Width: 150 millimetres (woodcut)
- Curator's comments
- The first edition was printed in Latin in Nuremberg in 1500, a second Latin edition by F.Peypus in 1517.
This book contains a coloured title-page woodcut depicting St Bridget passing on two books to nuns and monks; according to Meder, the woodcut on iij verso, depricting the coat of arms of Florian Waldauf von Waldenstein, is not by Dürer (Meder p.261).
The book is bound in a blind-stamped pigskin binding and has the book-plate of W Mitchell.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Das puch der Himlischen offenbarung der heiligen wittiben Birgitte von dem künigreich Sweden
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