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'Ligurini De Gfstis Imp.Caesaris Friderici primi libri Augusti libri dece[m] carmine Heroico co[n]scripti...A Chunrado Celte reperti postliminio restituti...'; book by Guntherus Cisterciensis, edited by Conrad Peutinger, printed in Augsburg in 1507, containing woodcut illustrations; the woodcut on L.6 recto, which was first used in a different book in 1502, is by Albrecht Dürer, and shows a woman representing philosophy sitting on a throne, supporting three books with her right hand, the throne placed within a wreath composed of four kinds of leaves and decorated with four medallions containing busts, outside the wreath four male heads; at the top three lines and at the bottom four lines of inscription. 1507 (1502)
Woodcut and letterpress
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- 1502 (woodcut)
Height: 221 millimetres (woodcut, Philosophy)
Width: 148 millimetres (woodcut, Philosophy)
- Curator's comments
- The woodcut was first used in Conrad Celtis's book 'Conradi Celtis...Quatuor Libri Amorum', printed in Nuremberg in 1502.
This is a presentation copy from Peutinger to Thomas Wolphius the Younger and it was subsequently in the collections of Georg Kloss and Henry Latham. The book contains their book-plates and that of W Mitchell.
Paisey, BM cat. (2002), no.173
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- Associated titles
Associated Title: Ligurini De Gfstis Imp.Caesaris Friderici primi libri Augusti libri dece[m] carmine Heroico co[n]scripti...A Chunrado Celte reperti postliminio restituti...
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