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Auction 110, Lot 758

"The Making of the Nuremberg Chronicle", Wilson, Adrian

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1978 (published)



9.7 x 14 inches
24.6 x 35.6 cm
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Introduction by Peter Zahn and published by Nico Israel. This detailed study of the making of this important early illustrated book is taken from surviving page layouts, original contracts for the illustrations, contracts for printing, etc. Includes a history of the printer, Anton Koberger, and a list of known copies of the first Latin and German editions. The text of this study of the Chronicle's production combines scholarship with wit, providing a fascinating view of the incunabula period. 253 pages. Illustrated, including color plates. First edition, second printing. Grey cloth, dust jacket.


Condition: A+

Still in publishers wrap.

Estimate: $180 - $220


Closed on 3/2/2005