Lot 159
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SCHEDEL, LIBER CHRONICARUM, NUREMBERG, JULY 1493, PIGSKIN-BACKED WOODEN BOARDS

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30,000 - 40,000 GBP
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65,000 GBP
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Description

  • Liber chronicarum. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, 12 July 1493
Imperial folio (470 x 322mm.), 325 leaves (of 326, without blank leaf at end of De Sarmacia) [*, **6 ***8; a6 b-d4 e-h6 i2 k4 l-n6 o2 p-q6 r-y4 z6 aa-cc6 dd2 ee6 ff4 gg-ii6 kk2 ll4 mm-zz A-K6 L6-2 M6], double column, gothic type, xylographic title-page, 4- to 14-line initial spaces, red initial strokes, numerous woodcut illustrations throughout by Wolgemuth, Pleydenwurff and workshop, including portraits, maps and town views, 5 leaves of De Sarmacia bound between folios CCLXVI and CCLXVII, contemporary wooden boards with later alum-tawed spine, lower cover with contemporary Cologne blind-stamped calf covering [Kyriss 96; Ihesus, c. 1487-1510], vellum manuscript fragments (from a choirbook, France, c. 1280) on inside covers, two catchplates, stubs of pink alum-tawed index tabs, occasional light damp-staining or browning, small stain on fol. 46, small section torn from lower margin of fol. 121, fol. 140 slightly torn, edges friable towards end, lower cover rubbed and defective, lacking both straps, spine defective
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