Liber chronicarum. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, 12 July 1493
Imperial folio (461 x 315mm.), 312 leaves (of 326), [*, **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, initial at start of table in red and blue with penwork decoration, initial on folio I in blue on a gold ground (somewhat rubbed) within a red and green frame with pink and green leafy marginal decoration (all in typical Nuremberg style), other initials in red, red initial-strokes, the passage about Pope Joan in both the table and the text (fol. 169v) crossed through, contemporary wooden boards with small metal panels on upper cover, later vellum covering, lacking fos 12-13, 21-22, 264, 296-297, 299-300 (all supplied in printed colour facsimile), 259-260 (blank except for printed headline, supplied in printed facsimile), 298 (text supplied by a facsimile of a later manuscript) and 268, without blank leaf at end of De Sarmacia, title-page defective, some margins chipped or torn, occasional soiling, folio 75 torn and repaired, folio 208 defective with missing text supplied in printed colour facsimile, fos 262 and 265 shorter, blank section of folio 266 excised, fols 293-294 torn at lower corner (just touching text), binding wormed; sold not subject to return
A HAND-COLOURED COPY.
various inscriptions on title-page; Francisco Marquiegui, old inscription on title-page and folio 261; Lucas Antonio de [--] Aguirre Celara y Mendez, old inscription on title-page; Joaquin de Yrizar, bookplate
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