DURER (ALBRECHT) De symmetria partium in rectis formis humanorum corporum

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Lot 43
DURER (ALBRECHT)
De symmetria partium in rectis formis humanorum corporum

Sold for £ 5,520 (US$ 7,609) inc. premium
DURER (ALBRECHT)
De symmetria partium in rectis formis humanorum corporum, first latin edition, title with 8-line verse to the reader above the artist's monogram, gothic letter text in single and double columns, woodcuts throughout including 85 full-length figures of the human body, occasional minor soiling, small rust mark on title, 6 leaves with neat repairs in upper margin, modern calf antique, gilt letterred spine [Fairfax Murray 152], folio (324 x 205mm.), [colophon:] Nuremberg, in aedib. viduae Durerianae, 1532

Footnotes

  • A fine tall copy of Dürer's treatise on the mathematical and aesthetic proportions of the human form, translated by Joachim Camerarius from the original German edition of 1528, Hierin sind begriffen vier Bucher von menschlicher Proportion.
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