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Various woodcuts in incunabula, notably those in Brant's Narrenschiff (Basel, 1494), have been attributed on stylistic grounds to Dürer's earliest period. The great full-page woodcuts of the Apocalypse, with their apocalyptic power and sublimity, are his first masterworks. The two tall columns of the text make an excellent balance to the cuts, being printed in each case on the verso of a cut,…