KRANTZ, ALBERT. 1448-1517.
Wandalia in qua de Wandalorum populis, et eorum patrio solo, ac in Italiam, Galliam, Hispanias, Aphricam, et Dalmatiam, migratione: et de eorum regibus, ac bellis domi foris que gestis. Cologne: [Johannes Soter alias Heil ex Bentzheim, & socii impresserunt], 1519. Bound with: Saxonia. Cologne: [Johannes Soter], 1520. , a8, b-s6, t-v8, A-T6; , a8, b-z, A-R6, S5. Title-pages with woodcut borders. Folio (197 x 300). Contemporary full embossed pigskin, title written in ink on the upper cover, brass clasps. Lacks free endpapers and final blank, first signature loose, sparse worming throughout, first title-page remargined, lacks part of one clasp, upper cover detached, some wear to covers, but still a very good copy.
First edition of both titles. The first title chronicles the Vandals, a Germanic tribe that marauded western and northern Europe in the 5th century and was eventually extinguished by the Byzantine army in 533. Adams C-2889, C-2884. BMC Vol.14, p. 379, col. 432.
Provenance: From the estate of Herman L. Hoeh.