Auction 134, Lot 779

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

Subject: Reference Books, Incunabula

Period: 1978 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
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. 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 gray cloth, pictorial dust jacket.

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Condition: A+

Perfect condition. In publishers original paper covers.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $140

Closed on 12/1/2010

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