Lot 44
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Passio domini

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  • Passio domini nostri Jhesu Christi [edited by Matthias Ringmann]. (Strassburg: Mathias Hupfuff, 1513)
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folio (293 x 197mm.), 30 leaves (A-E6), woodcut illustrations, all but one by Urs Graf with his monogram VG, modern pigskin with period-style lettering in ink on upper cover, occasional light foxing or staining


Hollstein XI, C.4-28; VD16 B4706

Catalogue Note

The first edition of Graf's woodcuts was printed in Strassburg in c. 1506; this is probably the sixth edition. Graf (c. 1485-1528), a Swiss artist and mercenary, had a colourful history, but he produced many fine woodcuts for book illustrations, predominantly in Basel. The other woodcut is a crude copy of Martin Schongauer's engraving of the Resurrection (Hollstein 30).