Destructorium vitiorum ex similitudinum creaturarum exemplorum appropriatione per modum dyalogi

Dialogus creaturarum moralisatus

1500
Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Swiss, 16th century (Swiss, 16th century), Author Maynus de Mayneriis (Italian, died in 1368), Printer Jean Belot (active 1493–1512)


Place of Publication: Geneva, Switzerland

Catalogue Raisonné

Goff N-157; Schreiber, Manuel, 3813

Dimensions

Overall: 26.6 x 17.8 x 2.2 cm (10 1/2 x 7 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

53.17

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 123 woodcuts

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Geneva: Jean Belot, 1500) Folio; 69 leaves; levant doeskin binding, red cloth box (red leather spine).

Full-page author[?] portrait in his study (fol. a1v); small illustrations of animals in dialogue with each other; notable set of decorative initials.


Geneva: Jean Belot, 1500

Provenance

Early ownership[?] inscription below printer's mark on fol. m5r; a later one on title page; William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, January 8, 1953.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund