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Panofsky (Erwin), 1892-1968

Albrecht Dürer

Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1943
Two volumes (30.5 cm), I (The life and art of Albert Dürer): x (2), 311 (1) pp., including frontispiece, text illustrations. Addenda slip loosely inserted. II (Handlist, concordances, and illustrations): xxxvi, 206 (2) pp., frontispiece, 325 illustrations. 1734 catalogue entries. Uniform publisher’s black cloth, title lettered in gilt on spine, and Dürer’s monogram stamped in gilt on upper covers. - First edition of this classic work, with the “Handlist” and “Concordance” omitted in the fourth (1955) and later editions. The prints (nos. 108-456) are organised by medium, then by whether listed by Bartsch and Passavant (or not), and again by subject matter. See Jeffrey Chipps Smith, “Panofsky’s Dürer” in Dürer, l’Italia e l’Europa, edited by Sybille Ebert-Schifferer and Kristina Herrmann-Fiore (Milan 2011), pp.186-193. ¶ Good copy.