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Alberti Dvreri clarissimi pictoris et geometrae De symmetria partium humanorum corporum libri quatuor : è germanica lingua in latinam versi.

Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528.

Parisiis : In officina Caroli Perier ... , 1557.

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  • Title:
    Alberti Dvreri clarissimi pictoris et geometrae De symmetria partium humanorum corporum libri quatuor : è germanica lingua in latinam versi.
  • Variant Title: De symmetria partium humanorum corporum libri quatuor
  • Uniform Title: Von menschlicher Proportion.
  • Author/Creator: Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528.
  • Publisher Info.: Parisiis : In officina Caroli Perier ... , 1557.
  • Physical Desc.: [4], 122 [i.e. 118] leaves : ill. (4 folded) ; 34 cm. (fol.).
  • Language: Latin
  • Issued in Other Form: Online version: Alberti Dvreri clarissimi pictoris et geometrae De symmetria partium humanorum corporum libri quatuor
  • Notes: The 2nd, or perhaps the 3rd, Paris ed. of J. Camerarius' Latin translation; see Mortimer.
    Perier's Bellerophon device on t.p. The ill. are close copies of those in the first German ed. (Nuremberg : Hieronymus Andreae, 1528); see Mortimer. Headpiece, historiated and decorated initials.
    As in the Harvard copy described by Mortimer, there is a cancel on o2v, replacing four diagrams of heads that appear correctly on p2v.
    Plates and tables included in foliation, the four folded leaves being counted twice.
    Errata, p. 122.
    Signatures: A⁴ a-l⁶ m⁴ n⁴ o-q⁶ r⁴ s-t⁶ v⁴ x⁴ (gatherings n and v each have an additional folded, single leaf, signed n2 and v4 respectively, that would raise the leaf count for these gatherings to five).
    Binding: old (but not original) alum-tawed pigskin, blind-tooled with rolls and fillets in a design of concentric rectangles. One roll has half-figures labeled Davit [sic], Pavlvs, Iohanes, Salvatvr [sic]. Another roll has portrait heads in ovals alternating with coats of arms. Two pairs of holes at foredges for ties.
    Centered on front pastedown is Giovanni Muzio's etched bookplate, signed in the plate by Giacomo Manzù. Inscription at head of t.p.: Ex Bibliotheca Can: Reg: ad Stũm Florianum Ab. 18. Below title on t.p. is another owner's signature: Adami Germanii Notarij Publicj. At lower right-hand corner of t.p. is armorial property stamp in blue ink.
  • References: Mortimer, R. French 16th-cent., 185
  • Form/Genre: Woodcuts -- France -- 16th century
  • Subjects: Proportion (Art) -- Early works to 1800 Human figure in art -- Early works to 1800
  • Contributors: Camerarius, Joachim, 1500-1574.
  • Collection: Muzio Collection
  • Collection Note: Muzio Collection
  • LC Call Number: NC765 .D817 1557
  • ID/Accession Number: 85-B6161
  • OCLC Record Number: 16705567
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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