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Liber Epistolarum Sancti Hieronymi (Book of Letters of Saint Jerome)

Copied after Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528), Author Saint Jerome (died 419 or 420), Printer Nicolaus Kesler (active 1471–1510)

Place of Publication: Basel, Switzerland

Catalogue Raisonné

Goff H-176; Schreiber, Manuel, 4228; BMC III 772; Meder [Books] II, 3rd ed.


Overall: 32 x 23 x 10 cm (12 5/8 x 9 1/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with one woodcut

Not On View


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Basel: Nicolaus Kesler, 1497) Folio; 529 leaves; half-vellum, marbled paper boards. [NOTE: title-page folio with woodcut on verso has been removed and is filed with Prints under Dürer copies. The volume is stored with German standard books, 1497.]

Basel: Nicolaus Kesler, 1497


Ownership inscriptions dated 1596 and 1605 on title page; Bibliothèque de St. Philippe; Joseph Baer & Co., Frankfurt, from whom purchased by MFA, November 1912.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund