Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 969

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

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1978 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

10 x 13.8 inches
25.4 x 35.1 cm

Detailed examination 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. Introduction by Peter Zahn and published by Nico Israel, 253 pp., illustrated, including color plates. First edition, second printing. Hardbound in grey cloth, pictorial dust jacket.


Condition: A

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $250

Closed on 3/6/2007