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Illustrated by Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528), Illustrated by Wolf Traut (German, about 1478–1520), Illustrated by Hans Süss von Kulmbach (German, about 1480–1522), Author Hroswitha (German, about 935–about 975), Publisher Sodalitas Celtica

Place of Publication: Nuremberg, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Dodgson, German and Flemish, I, 261, 504; Meder XIV (first issue); Murray, German, 210


Overall: 32 x 22 x 3 cm (12 5/8 x 8 11/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 8 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Nuremberg: Sodalitas Celtica, 1501) Folio; 82 leaves; vellum binding, gilt-stamped with coat of arms; black cloth box

Selected illustrations: Dürer, Conrad Celtis offering his edition of Hroswitha’s comedies to Elector Frederick III of Saxony (fol. a1v)
Dürer, Hroswitha presenting her comedies to Emperor Otto I (a4v)

Nuremberg: Sodalitas Celtica, 1501


Armorial binding and bookplate: "MAXIMILIANVS.D.G.ABBAS LAMBACENSIS.S.C.M"; H. Eisemann, Frankfurt; Colnaghi, London, from whom purchased by MFA, July 1931.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund