JACOBUS DE VORAGINE
Leben der Heiligen. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 5 December 1488
143 (of 262) hand-coloured woodcuts extracted from the work, pasted into a nineteenth-century album with a blue paper wrapper, lettered on upper cover "Ausschnitte"; sold not subject to return
This is a collection of just over half the woodcuts from Koberger's only illustrated edition of The Golden Legend. RARE: most surviving copies are incomplete.
ISTC ij00163500; Fairfax Murray, German 433; Schäfer 184
Prof. Otto Hupp (1859-1949), graphic designer; Hartung und Karl, Munich, sale, 4 November 1986, lot 221
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.