Strassburg: Wolfgang Köpfel, 1534. 5 x 7 1/4 (186 x 128 mm). Two parts in one volume: (viii), 89, (16) pages. Printer's device at end of each part. Seventeenth or eighteenth century mottled sheep. A very good copy, with generous margins. Item #7765
Fourth and preferred edition of this medal book. In it, both the woodcut borders and section on Roman consular coins appear for the first time. The hundreds of black-on-white woodcuts (medallions, portraits, columns, frames, head pieces) are the work of Hans Weiditz--an important German Renaissance artist and book illustrator. Weiditz's woodcuts influenced subsequent emblem books.