COLOGNE CHRONICLES. Die Cronica van der hilliger Stat van Coellen, COLOURED IN A CONTEMPORARY HAND, 1499
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COLOGNE CHRONICLES. Die Cronica van der hilliger Stat van Coellen, COLOURED IN A CONTEMPORARY HAND, 1499
£25,000 - 30,000
US$ 39,000 - 47,000

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COLOGNE CHRONICLES. Die Cronica van der hilliger Stat van Coellen, COLOURED IN A CONTEMPORARY HAND, 1499 COLOGNE CHRONICLES. Die Cronica van der hilliger Stat van Coellen, COLOURED IN A CONTEMPORARY HAND, 1499
COLOGNE CHRONICLES
Die Cronica van der hilliger Stat van Coellen, first edition, 368 leaves, 49-51 lines, Gothic type, WOODCUTS COLOURED IN A CONTEMPORARY HAND THROUGHOUT, lombard initials, woodcut border pieces, some capital spaces with guide letters and initials supplied in red, red capital strokes throughout, some margins and blank leaves with extensive early nineteenth century annotations in German and Latin by Benedikt Joseph Wolter (Cologne alderman, 1751-1841), leaves N2 to Z6 (ff.74-139) misbound after m4, some browning (bb3-4 softened), repairs to approximately 30 leaves (mostly without loss), numerous other marginal repairs, second title A1 defective, Z3-4 with double-page woodcut mounted on guard and slightly smaller, modern blindstamped pigskin with the arms of the Egyptian royal family [Goff C-476; Hain-Copinger 4989; Oates 830; Proctor 1464; BMC I 299 (IB 5073); GKW 6688], folio (303 x 206mm.), Cologne, Johann Koelhoff the younger, 23 August 1499

Footnotes

  • First edition, with contemporary hand-colouring, of the first chronicle of Cologne, containing the famous passage on the origins of the history of printing.

    Provenance: Benedikt Joseph Wolter De Beche (1751-1841); Prince Yusef Kamal of Egypt (1882-1967, patron of the arts and book collector); acquired by the current owner's uncle during the Prince's exile in Austria in the 1950s.
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