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Albert Dürer: His Life And Works. Including Autobiographical Papers And Complete Catalogues. By William B. Scott, Author of 'Half-Hour Lectures on the History and Practice of the Fine and Ornamental Arts.' With Six Etchings By The Author And Other Illustrations.

William Bell Scott

RA Collection: Book

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London:: Longmans, Green, And Co., 1869.

Physical Description

xiv, [2], 324 p., frontis. (port.), [5] pl.: [4] illus.; 206 mm. (Octavo.)

General Note

An errata slip is bound in before the first page of the main text.


[Half-t., frontis., t.p.] - Preface - Contents - Illustrations - Erratum - [Text and pl.] - Addenda; [colophon].

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece and five plates are signed 'WSB'; some are captioned as after Albrecht Dürer or carry his initials 'AD'. They all carry the publishers' imprint of Longmans & Co.

The title-page vignette is signed 'WSB'; the other in-text illustrations are unsigned.

The printer is named on the half-title verso and in the colophon: 'London: Printed By Spottiswoode And Co., New-Street Square And Parliament Street'.


On W.B. Scott see Autobiographical notes of William Bell Scott, ed. W. Minto (2 v., 1892); R. Trevelyan, A Pre-Raphaelite circle (1978).

Summary Note

The frontispiece shows the self-portrait of Dürer at the age of thirteen; the other plates show the village of Eytas; Dürer at 28; Dürer's house; Dürer at 50; view from Dürer's house.


Purchased for RA Library in 1870 (see 'Librarian's Report for the Year 1870', RA Annual Report, Appendix No. 6, p. 28).

Binding Note

19th-century brown cloth, upper and lower covers and spine decorated in blind; spine lettered 'Albert Durer And His Works. - W.B. Scott. Longmans & Co.'

Name as Subject


Painters - Artists - Draughtsmen - Engravers - Engravings (prints) - Wood engravings - Germany - History - 16th century
Art history - Biography - Catalogues - Great Britain - 19th century