DURER'S APOCALYPSE (APOKALYPSE).
Place Published: London
Publisher: Eugrammia Press
Date Published: 1964
Edition: Limited edition
Condition: Both volumes fine in moderately worn slipcase
Book Id: 21619
1 volume facsimile and accompanying text volume with introduction and notes on Durer's wood engravings by Erwin Panofsky. Large folios (16.75 x 12 inches), collotype facsimile in black leatherette and gilt turquoise cloth, 15 full-page woodcuts with facing pages of black-letter text; 8-page text volume in gilt red card wrappers. Together in black, red and gilt cloth slipcase.
Facsimile of the 1498 German edition (it was published also in Latin in the same year) from the copy in the British Museum. In his introduction, Erwin Panofsky describes Durer's Apocalypse as ". . . the earliest book designed and published by an artist as exclusively his own undertaking." Durer's woodcuts depict the martyrdom of St. John as told in the book of Revelations. Edition of 535 numbered copies, this #517.