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Der Heiligen Leben (Lives of the Saints)

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Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 5 December 1488


Early ownership inscriptions "M.A.H." and from the convent of Heidenfeld in Bavaria, near Würzburg; William Morris (1834-1896, London, English artist, craftsman, calligrapher, theoretician); Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919; his German cat. 433); Edouard Rahir (1862-1924), from whose sale, Paris, lot 318, purchased by MFA, May 1931.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

Leben der Heiligen

Passional, das ist, Der Heyligen Leben

The Golden Legend


Place of Publication

Nuremberg, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Goff J-168; Schreiber, Manuel, 4313; BMC II 433; Murray, German, 433 (this copy)


Overall: 39.5 x 27 x 9 cm (15 9/16 x 10 5/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book containing 261 woodcuts


Prints and Drawings


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