Der Heiligen Leben (Lives of the Saints)
Leben der Heiligen
Passional, das ist, Der Heyligen Leben
The Golden Legend
Place of Publication: Nuremberg, Germany
Goff J-168; Schreiber, Manuel, 4313; BMC II 433; Murray, German, 433 (this copy)
Overall: 39.5 x 27 x 9 cm (15 9/16 x 10 5/8 x 3 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book containing 261 woodcuts
Not On View
(Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 5 December 1488) Folio; 387 leaves; blind-stamped pigskin binding signed and dated 1562, brass clamps; rust cloth box.
Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 5 December 1488
Early ownership inscriptions "M.A.H." and from the convent of Heidenfeld in Bavaria, near Würzburg; William Morris (1834-1896, London, English artist, craftsman, calligrapher, theoretician); Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919; his German cat. 433); Edouard Rahir (1862-1924), from whose sale, Paris, lot 318, purchased by MFA, May 1931.
Maria Antoinette Evans Fund