Auction 132, Lot 753

"[Lot of 2] Chronicle of the World 1493 - The complete and annotated Nuremberg Chronicle [and] The Making of the Nuremberg Chronicle",

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1978-2001 (published)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
9.7 x 13.7 inches
24.6 x 34.8 cm

1) Chronicle of the World 1493 - The complete and annotated Nuremberg Chronicle, Hartman Schedel, 2001. Reprint of a complete and annotated Nuremberg Chronicle, German edition, held by the Stiftung Weimar Klassik, published by Taschen. This is a beautiful example in full original color, thus making this not only an informative book - but a delight to the senses. Introduction and appendix by Stephan Fussel. 680 pp., introduction, bibliography, index. Hardbound with faux suede covers with illustration and gilt titling on both covers and spine.

2) The Making of the Nuremberg Chronicle, by Adrian Wilson, 1978. 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+

Estimate: $500 - $600

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Closed on 6/2/2010

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