Passio Domini Nostri Iesu

Collection Data

Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528 (Engraver)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1511 (Inferred)
Place: Impressum Nurnberge
Publisher: Per Albertum Durer pictorem, Anno Christiano
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Coll. Ger. 1511
Jesus Christ
Latin poetry, Medieval and modern
Passion of Jesus Christ
Content: "The first and only complete edition of the twelve woodcuts of the Great Passion ... with Latin text"--Catalogue of early German and Flemish woodcuts (Dodgson), cited below.
Content: Imprint from colophon on page [24], where date is expressed in Latin words; followed by warning against piracy.
Statement of responsibility: Printed by Hieronymus Höltzel; see VD 16, cited below.
Content: Illustrations: 12 woodcuts, comprising one below the title (Bartsch 4) and 11 full-page cuts (Bartsch 5-15), the latter with monogram A.D.; Bartsch 6, 8-13 were made between 1497 and 1500; Bartsch 5-7, 14-15 are dated 1510, and Bartsch 4 was probably made at the same time.
Content: Large woodcut (Christ as Man of Sorrows) on title page, followed by 11 full-page cuts on rectos of 11 following leaves; the Latin verses, compiled and partly written by Chelidonius, are found in letterpress at the foot of the recto and on the verso of the title page and on the verso of leaves 2-11.
Content: Spencer Collection copy: The order of plates (Bartsch 4-11, 14, 13, 12, 15) is correct in relation to the text and is the same as in the Fairfax Murray copy. NN
Bibliographic history: This work, along with Dürer's Apocalipsis cum figuris and his Epitome in Divae Parthenices Mariae historiam, which he describes in his Netherlands journal as "die grossen Bücher," were originally issued together in 1511, and some copies survive thus; but they are more usually found separately. See Catalogue of early German and Flemish woodcuts (Dodgson), cited below, no. 6.
Citation/reference: Spencer Collection copy: As issued, with Apocalipsis cum figuris and Epitome in Divae Parthenices Mariae historiam. For discussion of the Spencer Coll. copy, see article by Philip Hofer in Bulletin of the New York Public Library, v. 35, no. 7 (July 1931), pages 459-464. NN
Content: Roman type (Proctor 11001); 30 lines. Without headlines, catchwords, foliation or signature marks.
Citation/reference: Verzeichnis der im deutschen Sprachbereich erschienenen Drucke des XVI. Jahrhunderts (VD 16), S 4587 Panzer, G.W.F. Annales typographici, v. 9, page 544, no. 79b Bartsch, A. Le peintre graveur, v. 7, pages 117-119, no. 4-15 Catalogue of early German and Flemish woodcuts preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum (Dodgson), v. 1, page 262, no. 5 Catalogue of a collection of early German books in the library of C. Fairfax Murray, 141 Pollard, A.W. Fine books, page 182 Hausmann, B. Albrecht Dürer's Kupferstiche, Radirungen, Holzschnitte und Zeichnungen, pages 61-62 Kurth, W. Albrecht Dürer: Sämtliche Holzschnitte, v. 1, no. 121-127; v. 2, no. 214-218 Meder, J. Dürer-Katalog, page 120, no. 2; entries 113-124 Albrecht Dürer, das druckgraphische Werk (Schoch and others), Bd. 2, page 176, no. 2; entries 154-165
Statement of responsibility: ex Hieronymo Paduano, Dominico Mancino, Sedulio, et Baptista Mantuano per fratrem Chelidonium collecta ; cum figuris Alberti Dureri Norici pictoris.
Additional physical form: Also available online (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek copy) via MDZ Digital/BSB.
Physical Description
Extent: [24] pages : 12 illustrations ; 49 cm (fol.)
Extent: [48 x 35 x 3.1 cm. (unfolded)]
Three series of woodcut images with text bound together in a single volume.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20904715
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): be1cd470-5c3a-0131-a34e-58d385a7b928
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