3 July 2002
Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)
The Life of the Virgin (Bartsch. 76; Meder, Holl. 180-206)
woodcuts, 1502-11, title and set of nineteen plates, a very fine, uniform set, from the Edition of 1511, with Latin text, watermark Triangle with Flower (M. 127), Crowned Tower (M. 259) or none, with very wide margins, laid at the left sheet edge onto guards, with some minor associated staining, occasional worm-holes in the margins, slight foxing on some sheets, slight surface dirt from handling mainly at the lower margin corner, generally in good condition, green morocco binding by A. Casciani of Rome, with gilt-tooled designs, gilt title 'A. Dürer Vitae B. Mariae Virginis' on spine. A detailed condition report is available for this lot
averaging B. 298 x 207mm., S. 440 x 305mm.
overall S. 450 x 330mm.
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