Dürer’s closest friend, Wilibald Pirckheimer (1470–1530), was Nuremberg’s leading humanist scholar. As a favor to Pirckheimer, Dürer designed the armorial bookplate that the scholar pasted into his books, including this copy of a popular Confessionale: defecerunt scrutantes scrutinio (06961) by St. Antoninus of Florence, printed in Cologne, c. 1472.
06961. Confessionale : defecerunt scrutantes scrutinio. [Cologne : Printer of the "Historia S. Albani" [Johann Guldenschaff or Conrad Winters, de Homborch?]; ca. 1472] Albrecht Dürer. [Bookplate for Wilibald Pirckheimer]. Woodcut. Nuremberg, c. 1502.
Handbook with woodcut bookplate
Antoninus, Saint, Archbishop of Florence, 1389–1459, Guldenschaff, Johann, printer or Winters, Conrad, fl. 1475–1482, printer, John Chrysostom, Saint, –407, and Dürer, Albrecht, 1471–1528., “06961,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed December 11, 2023, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/1869.