Lot 10
  • 10

Amman, Jost

Estimate
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
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Description

  • Künstliche Wolgerissene New Figuren, von allerlai Jag und Weidtwerck. Frankfurt: Martin Lechler for Sigmund Feyerabend, 1582
  • Paper
4to (190 x 145mm.), title printed in red and black, woodcut device on title-page, woodcut portrait of the publisher, 40 (of 41) woodcut illustrations, modern vellum with an ink drawing of a dragon on the upper cover, lacking F2, title-page laid down, repaired wormholes in first few leaves (touching woodcuts)

Provenance

Gerhard Ulber, stamp on inside front cover

Literature

Lindner 11.0059.01; Nissen ZBI 103; VD16 A2299 (listing 2 copies)

Catalogue Note

A short book reusing Amman's woodcuts from Feyerabend's edition of Du Fouilloux's Neuw Jag und Weydwerck Buch (also 1582; see lot 67), each supplied with short verses in Latin and German. Feyerabend's preface talks of this "bequem Büchlein" providing Amman's fine woodcuts in a small and portable format. It was reprinted in 1592 by Feyerabend's heirs.

This copy is lacking the one woodcut (of stags fighting) which was produced specially for this edition, rather than being copied from the Du Fouilloux book.

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