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Register des Buchs der Croniken vnd Geschichten : mit Figure[n] vnd Pildnüssen von Anbegi[n]n der Welt bis auf dise v[n]nsere Zeit.

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Title:
Register des Buchs der Croniken vnd Geschichten : mit Figure[n] vnd Pildnüssen von Anbegi[n]n der Welt bis auf dise v[n]nsere Zeit.
Title (alt.):
Register des Buchs der Croniken und Geschichten
Commonly known as: Buch der Croniken und Geschichten
Commonly known as: Nuremberg Chronicle
Title (uniform):
Schedel, Hartmann, 1440-1514. Liber chronicarum
Description:
This, the first German edition of the Nuremberg Chronicle, details the history of the world through the year of its publication, in 1493, along with a final section describing the anticipated last days. The text of this edition was translated by Georg Alt from the original Latin of Hartmann Schedel and was printed in December of 1493 at the press of Anton Koberger. The Nuremberg chronicle contains over one thousand woodcut illustrations by Michael Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff. Along with detailed maps of major European cities, the woodcuts depict exotic (and often highly embellished) flora and fauna, monsters, mythical tribes and peoples, biblical scenes, and settings from everyday life around the then-known world.
Author:
Schedel, Hartmann, 1440-1514
Translator:
Alt, Georg, approximately 1450-1510
Illustrator:
Wolgemut, Michael, 1434-1519
Illustrator:
Pleydenwurff, Wilhelm, -1494
Printer:
Koberger, Anton, approximately 1440-1513
Publisher:
Schreyer, Sebald, 1446-1520
Publisher:
Kammermeister, Sebastian, -1503
Date:
[December 23, 1493]
Format:
Books
Genre:
Woodcuts
Incunabula
Imperial folios
Inscriptions (Provenance)
Embossed stamps (Provenance)
Ink stamps (Provenance)
Stained edges (Binding)
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Incunabula (Collection of Distinction)
Subjects:
Chronology, Historical--Early works to 1800
World history--Early works to 1800
Nuremberg (Germany)--History
Places:
GermanyBavariaNuremberg
Extent:
[10], CCLXXXVI, [2] leaves (last leaf blank) : ill., maps ; 44 cm (fol.)
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Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Publisher:
[Nuremberg] : [Anton Koberger]
Notes (citation):
Hain 14510*
Proctor 2086
BM 15th cent., II, p. 437
Goff S-309
ISTC is00309000
Sabin 77525
Notes:
Imprint based on colophon.
Notes (object):
Imperial folio; xylographic title page; 1,809 woodcuts from 645 blocks; initial spaces.
Signatures: [1¹⁰ 2⁶ 3-5⁴ 6-9⁶ 10² 11⁴ 12-14⁶ 15² 16-17⁶ 18-23⁴ 24-27⁶ 28² 29⁶ 30⁴ 31-33⁶ 34² 354 36-50⁶ 51-52⁴ 53-56⁶ 57²]
Errors in foliation: CLXXVI and CCLV labeled CLXX and CCLVII respectively.
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy bound in modern tawed goatskin panelled and rolled in blind. All text block edges are stained red. Leaf dimensions: 414 x 291 mm. Three separate marks of provenance are present on the title leaf. At the head, an early inscription (possibly the Jesuits at Augsburg), underneath which are two impressions of the embossed stamp of the BPL. At the foot of the same leaf is an oval ink stamp with the initials "R.B." under a crown. The final leaf (blank) is wanting.
Language:
German
Identifier:
Croniken_003-Croniken_602
Call #:
RARE BKS Q.400a.1 FOLIO
Barcode:
39999069360053