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Sammelband of four 16th-century German books


Probably about the 18th century, the library of the Trinitarian Order, Vienna [see note 1]. By 1998, Ursus Rare Books, New York; 1998, sold by Ursus Rare Books to Marit Rausing and given to her former son-in-law, Joseph Koerner, London and Cambridge, MA; 2012, gift of Joseph and Margaret Koerner to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 25, 2012) NOTE: [1] According to an inscription on the first title page. The Trinitarian monasteries in Austria were suppressed in 1783, and their property was probably sold soon thereafter.

Credit Line

Gift of the Margaret K. Koerner and Joseph Leo Koerner family

16th century


Overall: 312 x 195 mm (12 5/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated books with woodcut illustrations


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books