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Lot 1: ALBRECHT DÜRER (GERMAN 1471-1528) THE SMALL PASSION, WOODCUTS 10cm x 12.5cm (plate size) (4in x 5in)Platinum House
October 3, 2012
Edinburgh, United KingdomLive Auction
ALBRECHT DÜRER (GERMAN 1471-1528)
THE SMALL PASSION, WOODCUTS
Woodcuts completed c.1510, impressions taken from the original plates in Venice 1612 in small quarto format, Meder 125-161 edition 'd', Latin verses by Mauritio Moro facing each plate, not laid down but with left edge cut, 23 of the 36 prints represented here, condition generally good except for bad staining to title page
10cm x 12.5cm (plate size) (4in x 5in)
Title page badly stained in upper half. This has soaked through, affecting the first 6 plates. The edges are in generally good condition and the leaves appear to have been unbound from the original book carefully. Some have slight tears and creasing to the edges. The paper has yellowed somewhat with age. Please see images for condition of individual plates.
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