Apr 08, 2021 - Sale 2563

Sale 2563 - Lot 46

Price Realized: $ 5,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,000
Dürer, Albrecht (1471-1528)
Alberti Dureri Clarissimi Pictoris et Geometrae de Symmetria Partium in Rectis Formios Humanorum Corporum Libro.

Nuremberg: in aedibus viduae Hieronymus Andreae, 1532.

Small folio, A-E6, F4, G-N6, O3 (lacking final blank O4), with Dürer's monogram on title, illustrated with woodcuts large and small throughout, including eighty-five full-length woodcuts showing carefully measured proportions for a variety of body types of men, women, and small children; title page dusty with paper repairs on verso, bound in modern half parchment over boards, some other paper repairs, some leaves coming loose from sewing structure; one set of proportions extensively annotated in a contemporary hand (slightly cropped), 10 3/4 x 7 1/4 in.

This edition of Dürer's De Symmetria Partium is Joachim Camerarius's Latin translation of the first two books of Vier Bucher von Menschlicher Proportion, first published in 1528.

Adams D-1044.

Provenance: from the Stephen White Collection.