BURCHARDUS, URSPERGENSIS. C. 1177-1231.
Lot 6003
BURCHARDUS, URSPERGENSIS. C. 1177-1231.
Sold for US$ 2,390 inc. premium

Lot Details
BURCHARDUS, URSPERGENSIS. C. 1177-1231.
Chronicon ... a Nino rege Assyriorem magno.... Augsburg: Johannes Millar, 1515. A-Y6. [172 ll.] Edited by Joannes Foeniseca. Roman type, double column, printed shoulder notes. Woodcut title-page in elaborate border depicting King Ninus and Frederick II. Woodcut initials, genealogical diagrams, printer's woodcut device in colophon. Folio (304 x 206 mm). Period quarter blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, roll-tool borders, two brass catches (leather clasps lacking), manuscript titling on fore-edge. Small repaired worm-track in lower margin of title-page and very briefly to following leaf.

First complete edition of this world chronicle. Muther (940) attributes the title woodcut to the Augsburg engraver Daniel Hopfer.
Provenance: Franciscus Antonius Recordin à Nein, the gift of his father Christophorus Recordin à Nein, Harburg 1678 (inscription on title); Maximilian Mayr I.V.D. (ca. 17th-century partly hand-colored woodcut bookplate); Innichen (Tyrol), Franciscans (inscriptions on title-page); 19th-century library inkstamp on title (illegible); a California charitable institution (sold at Christie's New York, 29 May 1998).
BM/STC German, p.169.
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