Destructorium vitiorum ex similitudinum creaturarum exemplorum appropriatione per modum dyalogi

Dialogus creaturarum moralisatus

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 123 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


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


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