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Amman, Jost--Hartmann Schopper

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  • Πανοπλια omnium illiberalium mechanicarum aut sedentariarum artium genera continens... Frankfurt: (Georg Rab for Sigmund Feyerabend), 1568
  • Paper
8vo (142 x 94mm.), woodcut illustrations by Jost Amman, woodcut printer's device on final verso, old vellum, repairs in gutter of last few leaves


VD16 S3897; cf. Fairfax Murray, German 31 (German edition)

Catalogue Note

A charming volume of illustrations of contemporary crafts and costumes, with verses by Hartmann Schopper; an edition with the text in German by Hans Sachs was published the same year. Of particular interest are the series of vignettes depicting the various stages of bookmaking, from the parchment- and paper-makers to the typefounder, engraver and bookbinder.