Arnhem: Johannis Jansonii, 1606.
Early Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Very Good Condition. Item #046194
Bound together in early armorial vellum, modest wear at edges, some soiling and discoloration to vellum, remains of ties, edges stained blue, endpapers worn and rumpled. Dürer's Institutionum Geometricarum bound last and lacking the title and 4 preliminary leaves, otherwise complete. A few pages with wear and worming in the outer margin, likely supplied from another copy - slight browning and soiling here and there, esp. in the margins, last few pages worn, a couple signatures slightly loose, but a very good clean copy overall with the paste-on illustrations on 179 and 181 that are very often missing. Bound with the first edition in German (1582) of Du Fouilloux's La Venerie, first published in French in 1531 and here for the first time with the lovely woodcuts after Jost Amman throughout. The Neuw Jag unnd Weydwerck Buch lacking leaves F1-F4 as well as a cancel (S1) and a blank at S4. Light dampstain for most of the two parts, in the outer margin later, but more pronounced early on, light scattered foxing, mostly quite clean. Institutionum Geometricarum: 185, [3, blank] pp; Neuw Jag unnd Weydwerck Buch: 99 (of 103, lacking f1-f4, pages 21-24); 72 (of 73, lacking S1, a cancel). Second title used as a general title and lacking the first title.
The first of Dürer's theoretical writings that he composed towards the end of his life, his "Course in the Art of Measurement", first published in German in 1525, taught the principles of perspective that changed art forever"Dürer's work first presented to northern Europe the completely new attitude to artistic creation which had crystallized in Italy during the Renaissance." (PMM 54). Neuw Jag unnd Weydwerck Buch was a hugely important and influential treatise on hunting that was translated into English (pirated twice), German and Italian in addition to the more than 20 French editions that appeared. A fine pair of centrally important Renaissance texts .
Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Art & Design; Fishing & Hunting. Inventory No: 046194.