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Book Number 5564 
Author Urs Graf; Mathias Ringmann  
Title Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Chirsti Ex Evangelistarum Textu Quam Accura Tissime Deprompta Additis Sanctissimis Exqui Sitissimisque Figuris 
Date c. 1507 
Publisher Johannes Knobloch 
Place of Publication Strassbourg 
Edition Second Edition. 
Volume Information  
Cover Recent full black morocco with gilt border on covers. Spine in six compartments of raised bands. Gilt text on 2 and 4. All binding edges with gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. Pasted and free marbled endpapers.  
Illustration Complete with 25 woodblock illustrations. All of them are by Urs Graf with the exception of the 25th, which is by Hans Wechtlin. 
Size 4to (307x200mm).  
Condition A handsome and fine example of this scarce second edition. Text and woodblocks are clean and crisp. A dark impression. A few of the plates have early partial monocolouring.  
Pagination P. endpapers, blank, title, 1-57 (pages not paginated), blank, endpapers. 
Reference Hollstein's German engravings, etchings and woodcuts : 1400 - 1700. 11. Urs Graf, 1977, Section C; M. Consuelo Oldenbourg,  
Translation Info  
Notes The scarce second edition of this early 16th century work. This edition contains an extra plate that is not by Urs Graf, but by Hans Wechtlin. This is a succinct book that details the story of the Passion of Jesus Christ. In Christianity, the Passion is the short final period in the life of Jesus covering his entrance visit to Jerusalem and leading to his crucifixion on Mount Calvary, defining the climactic event central to Christian doctrine of Salvation History. The text was written by Mathias Ringmann. Urs Graf (c.1485-c.1528) was a Swiss Renaissance goldsmith, painter and printmaker (of woodcuts, etchings and engravings). His woodcuts are considered to be of great significance, particularly as he is attributed with the invention of the white-line woodcut technique, where white lines create the image on a black background. He produced innovative drawings intended as finished works of art rather than just studies. Hans Wechtlin was a German Renaissance artist, active between at least 1502 and 1526, whose woodcuts are his only certainly surviving work. He was the most prolific producer of German chiaroscuro woodcuts, printed in two or more colours, during their period in fashion, though most of his output was of book illustrations. 
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Short Description Book Early Printed General; Book Religious Christianity General; Book Plate Books General;  

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