SCHEDEL (HARTMANN) Liber chronicarum, FIRST EDITION, Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 12 July, 1493

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SCHEDEL (HARTMANN)
Liber chronicarum, FIRST EDITION, Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 12 July, 1493

Sold for £ 25,000 (US$ 34,753) inc. premium
SCHEDEL (HARTMANN)
Liber chronicarum, FIRST EDITION, first edition, 327 leaves (of 328), lacking fol. 159 but with all blanks present, 64 lines and headlines, text in Latin, over 1800 woodcut illustrations (including map of Germany and beyond) by Michael Wolgemut, Wilhelm Pleydenwurff and their workshop, capital spaces blank, very minor strengthening of sections of margins of initial and final few leaves, title finger-soiled at edges, 2 leaves supplied from a shorter copy, early ink annotations to title identifying Schedel and giving reference to where his name appears in text, early blindstamped calf over bevelled boards, clasps, rebacked [ISTC is00307000; BMC II, 437; Goff S307; Hain *14508], folio, Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 12 July, 1493

Footnotes

  • The Nuremberg Chronicle is the most extensively-illustrated book published in the 15th century. The artists include Michael Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff and their workshop, including Albrecht Durer, the godson of Koberger.
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SCHEDEL (HARTMANN) Liber chronicarum, FIRST EDITION, Nuremberg, Anton Koberger, 12 July, 1493
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