Sale: 359 / Rare Books including Marine Art, Nov. 16./17. 2009 in Hamburg Lot 17

 
Albrecht Dürer - Opera, 1604.

17
Albrecht Dürer
Opera, 1604.
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 16,500
Sold:
€ 12,000 / $ 13.200

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Dürer, A., Das ist, alle Bücher des weitberühmbten und Kunstreichen Mathematici und Mahlers, so viel deren von ihm selbst in An. 1525 und 1528 kurtz vor und gleich nach seinem todt in Truck geben ... 3 parts in 1 vol. With numerous woodcuts in the text, some of them fullpage by A. Dürer. Arnheim, Joh. Jansen 1604. Contemp. vellum with blindtooled fillets. Folio. 92 unnumb. ll. (the last blank) ; 131 unnumb. ll. (the last blank), of which 4 folding; 26 unnumb. ll., of which 10 folding.
Bohatta 33 c. - Meder p. 285-289. - First complete edition of Dürer's theoretic writings, one of three typographic title variants. The edition, using the orig. woodcuts, comprises the Unterweisung der Messung (4th German edition), the Befestigungslehre (4th German edition) and the Vier Bücher von der menschlichen Proportion (2nd German edition). All three parts dated 1603 in the colophon, as they had also been released separately by Jansen. - With the two folding woodcut extension on ll. P4 and Q1 as well as the two large well-known woodcuts Porträtzeichner and Lautenzeichner (Meder 268 and 269). - Slightly evenly browned, with isolated minor staining or water margins; title with old ownership entry, pastedowns with small archive stamp, with an old private library stamp on verso of title and on 1 half title, front flying endpaper removed. Binding slightly scuffed. All in all fine copy.
First collected edition of Dürer's theoretical works. 3 parts in 1 volume. With numerous partly full-page woodcuts in text using the original wood blocks. Contemp. vellum (slightly bumped). - Slight even browning, here and there minor (water-) staining, early ownership inscription to title, pastedown with small archive stamp, title verso and subtitle with old priv. libr. stamp, front flying endpaper removed. Good copy.

17
Albrecht Dürer
Opera, 1604.
Estimate:
€ 15,000 / $ 16,500
Sold:
€ 12,000 / $ 13.200

(incl. 20% surcharge)