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Ars Memorandi:  A facsimile of the text and woodcuts printed by Thomas Anshelm at Pforzheim in 1502, Anshelm, Thomas; Georg Simler

Author Name    Anshelm, Thomas; Georg Simler

Title   Ars Memorandi: A facsimile of the text and woodcuts printed by Thomas Anshelm at Pforzheim in 1502

Binding   Paperback

Book Condition   New

Publisher   Cambridge, Mass Houghton Library, Harvard University 1981

Seller ID   OC-R298-0BOC

New condition softcover, 39 pages illustrated. Woodcuts containing mnemonic devices for memorizing the events recorded in the Gospels, with explanations in Latin verse by Petrus von Rosehneim. No marks or flaws. No sign of wear or use.

From the book's introduction, “The woodcuts of the Ars Memorandi contain some of the most curious images ever printed. An eagle displays a pair of embracing lovers on its breast; an angel, a sack of grain perched on his head, carries a blazing sun in one hand and a figure of the Christ Child in the other. The oddity of these pictures, however, had its purpose. The eagle and the angel, as well as the lion and the ox, are symbols of the four Evangelists, and the additional objects or figures refer to specific events in the Gospels. These woodcuts, together with the accompanying text, were an aid for the reader in memorizing the events of the life of Christ.”

Price = 55.00 USD



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