Die Legend des heyligen vatters francisci

Illustrated by Wolf Traut (German, about 1478–1520), Author Saint Francis of Assisi (Italian, 1182–1226), Author Saint Bonaventure (about 1217–1274), Printer Hieronymus Höltzel (German, active 1500–1525)

Place of Publication: Nuremberg, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Dodgson, German and Flemish, I, 502-03, no. 1


Overall: 21 x 16 x 3.7 cm (8 1/4 x 6 5/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 51 woodcuts, some repeated.

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Nuremberg: Hieronymus Höltzel, 1512) Quarto; 106 leaves; contemporary blind-stamped pigskin binding, remains of brass clasps; olive tan cloth box.

Selected illustrations: St. Francis receiving the stigmata (title page); portrait of St. Francis (title verso)

Nuremberg: Hieronymus Höltzel, 1512


William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, January 9, 1941.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund