|Creator:||Schoensperger, Johann, ca. 1480-1543, printer|
[Johann Schoensperger the younger]
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Weller gives date of ca. 1520.
A late medieval German poem of advice to young and old women, Der frawen Spiegel defines the ideal qualities, activities, and virtues of married and unmarried women. This rare edition is illustrated with one of the earliest examples of a chiaroscuro woodcut. Made especially for this volume, the illustration shows two women holding up a mirror. One, provocatively dressed, represents the unmarried girl, the other, in more matronly attire, the married woman mentioned in the title.
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|Curatorial Area:||Beinecke Library|
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