Auction 125, Lot 947

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

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1978 (dated)

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10 x 13.8 inches
25.4 x 35.1 cm

Detailed examination of the making of this important early illustrated book taken from surviving page layouts, original contracts for the illustrations, contracts for printing, etc. It includes a history of the printer, Anton Koberger, and a list of known copies of the first Latin and German editions. Combining scholarship with wit, the text provides 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 gray cloth, pictorial dust jacket.

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Condition: A+

Tiny tear in dust jacket, else as new.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/24/2008

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