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Phisicke against Fortune, as well prosperous as adverse., Forty-six Dialogues by Francesco Petrarca. Translated by Thomas Twyne. Illustrated by Hans Weiditz.
Foolscap Press: Berkeley, 1993. - 9 x 12. xx, 138 pages with 49 woodcuts by Hans Weiditz. Initial letters in red. Quarter red cloth & cream boards printed with a Renaissance design. Fine. One of 175 letterpress copies, this is specially signed by the book's makers Peggy Gotthold and Lawrence Van Velzer. "Hans Weiditz was an important member of the small group of outstanding woodcut designers of the German Renaissance whose membership included Albrecht Durer, Hans Holbein, and Hans Burgkmair." Unlike his more famous colleagues, Weiditz illustrated a great number of secular books. An Appendix contains detailed notes for each of the woodcuts reprinted here from the 1532 edition. A book both handsome and scholarly. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Veatchs Arts of the Book, ABAA]
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