MONUMENTA SEPULCRORUM CUM EPIGRAPHIS, INGENIO ET DOCTRINA EXCELLENTIUM VIRORUM:
aliorumque tam prisci quam nostri seculi memorabilium hominum: de archetypis expressa. [Breslau: Crispin Scharffenberg], 1574. Folio, engraved title-page, 129 engraved plates, contemporary calf, gilt arabesque centrepiece, small tear at foot of title-page, a few small tears to plates, occasional light damp-staining, rebacked, endpapers renewed, with the bookplates of John and Michael Bury Estimate £1,800-2,500 + fees Note:
USTC 676427; Berlin Katalog 3673. Fendt's engravings of tombs were commissioned by Siegfried Rybisch of Breslau, an Imperial councillor, who had visited most of them on a visit to Italy. The tombs of famous people range rom Classical Greece and Rome through to modern-day Italy and Germany, from Euripides to Melanchthon, and were much studied and copied. It is dedicated to Rudolf II, and a second edition was published in Frankfurt in 1585, and a third in 1589.