(Left) Construction of a base for a twisted or Salomonic column (folio H5 verso). (Right) Decoration of the steps of a plinth (folio H6 recto) View larger
(Left) Construction of a base for a twisted or Salomonic column (folio H5 verso). (Right) Decoration of the steps of a plinth (folio H6 recto)
  • (Left) Construction of a base for a twisted or Salomonic column (folio H5 verso). (Right) Decoration of the steps of a plinth (folio H6 recto)
  • (Left) Artist using a glass to take a portrait, woodcut by Dürer (folio Q2 verso). (Right) Two draughtsmen plotting points for the drawing of a lute in foreshortening, woodcut by Dürer (folio Q3 recto)
Dürer (Albrecht), 1471-1528

Underweysung der messung, mit dem zirckel und richtscheyt, in Linien ebnen unnd gantzen corporen, durch Albrecht Dürer zu samen getzogen, und zu nutz allen kunstlieb habenden mit zu gehörigen figuren, in truck gebracht, im jar. M.D.XXV

Nuremberg, [Hieronymus Andreae, called Hieronymus Formschneider?], 1525

First edition (first state) of “Instruction in measurement with compass and ruler”, the first of the three theoretical treatises published by Dürer towards the end of his life, one of the earliest mathematical works published in the German vernacular, and among the most beautiful printed books of the German Renaissance.

Bound with Pélerin, Jean, called Viator. De artificiali p[er]spectiva. Toul, Pierre Jacobi, 9 July (i.e. 23 June) 1505
Bound with Vitruvius Pollio, Marcus. [De architectura libri decem] M. Vitruvius per Iocundum solito castigatior factus cum figuris et tabula ut iam legi et intelligi possit. Venice, Joannes Tacuinus, 22 May 1511

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