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Cryptomenytices et cryptographiae libri IX

1624
Engraved by Lucas Kilian (German, 1579–1637), Engraved by Wolfgang Kilian (German, 1581–1662), Author August Duke of Braunschweig (German, 17th century), Printer Johann Stern (German, 1582–1656), Printer Heinrich Stern (German, 1592–1665)


Place of Publication: Lüneberg, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet V, 270; VD17 23:285820R

Dimensions

Overall: 29.4 x 19.3 x 5 cm (11 9/16 x 7 5/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.1417

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved title, two engravings, and numerous woodcut and typographic diagrams

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Lüneberg: Johann and Heinrich Stern, 1624) Folio; 266 leaves; contemporary black-stamped vellum, gauffered edges (red cloth box)

Numerous tables and diagrams of cryptographic interest, code script, musical notation, etc.


Lüneberg: Johann and Heinrich Stern, 1624

Provenance

Inscription by original owner [?] on front pastedown "Ex donatione authoris principis Augusti Luneb m decemb 9 ao 1624"; Horatio Greenough Curtis (1844-1922; inscr. on front flyleaf "H.G. Curtis Boston"); his widow, by whom bequeathed to the MFA, 1927, received October 10, 1940.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis in memory of her husband Horatio Greenough Curtis