55
55
Schedel, Hartmann
LIBER CHRONICARUM. NUREMBERG: ANTON KOBERGER, FOR SEBALD SCHREYER AND SEBASTIAN KAMMERMEISTER, 12 JULY 1493
Estimate
40,00060,000
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55
Schedel, Hartmann
LIBER CHRONICARUM. NUREMBERG: ANTON KOBERGER, FOR SEBALD SCHREYER AND SEBASTIAN KAMMERMEISTER, 12 JULY 1493
Estimate
40,00060,000
JUMP TO LOT

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LIBER CHRONICARUM. NUREMBERG: ANTON KOBERGER, FOR SEBALD SCHREYER AND SEBASTIAN KAMMERMEISTER, 12 JULY 1493
Imperial folio (468 x 320mm.), 323 leaves (of 326, without initial and final blanks and blank leaf foliated CCLX), [*, **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], gothic type, xylographic title-page, 4- to 8-line initials in red, 14-line initial at start of text in red, blue and green with elaborate penwork decoration, some leaves with red initial strokes, numerous woodcut illustrations throughout by Wolgemuth, Pleydenwurff and workshop, including portraits, maps and town views, 5 leaves of De Sarmacia (without conjoint blank) bound at end, contemporary German blind-tooled calf over thick wooden boards, 4 metal bosses on each cover, metal surround for a label on upper cover, two clasps, remains of chaining staple at head of lower cover, one metal shoe remaining, two clasps, some deckle edges, title-page remargined (and supplied from another copy?), preliminary leaves repaired with some worming (2 leaves with the text completely remargined), some marginal paper repairs (some leaves in the centre of the volume with text affected at foot), occasional damp-staining or browning, ink stains on fos XCV-XCVI and CXXXVIII, fos CCII-CCV misbound, small repair to upper right corner of the map of Europe, calf rubbed and defective, rebacked, lacking both straps, upper board split with old metal repairs
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Provenance

Convent of the Friars Minor of Tours, washed inscription at head of title-page; Jesuit house of St Louis, Jersey, ink stamp on title (dissolved in 1939); H. Brown of Liverpool, inscription at head of second leaf

Literature

ISTC is00307000

Catalogue Note

A TALL COPY. There is a contemporary manuscript note recording the unsuccessful siege of Vienna by the Ottomans ("ab exercitu barbarorum") in 1529 alongside the view of Vienna on fol XCIX, and another manuscript note on the view of Buda stating that it was occupied by the Turks "in this year 1541".

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