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Toul: Pierre Jacobi, 1505


Possible ownership inscription on title, effaced save for inventory number "8293"; Léon de Laborde [?--according to note in hand of Jacques-Charles Brunet mounted on preliminary leaf]; Ambroise Firmin-Didot (1790-1876, publisher, printer, author); his sale Paris 29 May 1879, lot 284, to Quaritch; Bernard Quaritch, London (offered in their General Catalogue [London: 1887], nos. 4377 and 37543, for £200; and Monuments of Typography [London: 1897], no. 471, for £105); Comtesse de La Baume-Pluvinel; her sale Paris 24 April 1934, lot 119; E.P. Goldschmidt & Co., London, from whom purchased for £400 by MFA, February 7, 1935.

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis


Place of Publication

Toul, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet V, 1169; Murray, French, 566; Mortimer, French, 420


Overall: 31.2 x 21.7 x 1.8 cm (12 5/16 x 8 9/16 x 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous woodcuts and diagrams


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books