Verona: Officina Bodoni, 1971. 6 x 9. 214 pages. Dürer's 36 woodcuts and the "Ecce Homo" on the title page are re-engraved by Leonardo Farina. Quarter tan pigskin, top edge gilt. Publisher's note laid in. Fine in slipcase. Item #18151
Regarded as his masterpiece, Dürer's "Passio Christi" is termed "little" as its format is smaller than the "great" Passion. Mardersteig printed the woodcuts with blank versos so there would be no show through of text--"an imperfection which frequently mars the original." The Latin poems, apparently commissioned by Dürer, are here followed by a literal prose translation into English by Robert Fitzgerald. No 3 of 140 copies printed in Dante type on dampened handmade paper.