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Registrum huius operis Libri cronicarum cu[m] figuris et ÿmagi[ni]bus ab inicio mu[n]di.

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Title:
Registrum huius operis Libri cronicarum cu[m] figuris et ÿmagi[ni]bus ab inicio mu[n]di.
Title (alt.):
Registrum huius operis Libri cronicarum cũ figuris et ÿmagĩbus ab inicio mũdi
Title commonly known as: Nuremberg chronicle
Title (uniform):
Schedel, Hartmann, 1440-1514. Liber chronicarum
Description:
This, the first 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 was compiled by Hartmann Schedel and was printed at the press of Anton Koberger. The Nuremberg Chronicle contains 1,800 woodcut illustrations by Michael Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff. Along with detailed maps and views 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.
Autho:
Schedel, Hartmann, 1440-1514
Illustrator:
Wolgemut, Michael, 1434-1519
Illustrator:
Pleydenwurff, Wilhelm, -1494
Printer:
Koberger, Anton, approximately 1440-1513
Publisher:
Schreyer, Sebald, 1446-1520
Publisher:
Kammermeister, Sebastian, -1503
Former owner:
Parker, Theodore, 1810-1860
Former owner:
Christern, Frederick W.
Date:
[July 12, 1493]
Format:
Books
Genre:
Woodcuts
Incunabula
Imperial folios
Pigskin bindings (Binding)
Medallion tools (Binding)
Wooden boards (Binding)
Bevelled edge boards (Binding)
Metal clasps (Binding)
Metal catches (Binding)
Cornerpieces (Furniture) (Binding)
Inscriptions (Provenance)
Marginalia (Provenance)
Ink stamps (Provenance)
Bookplates (Provenance)
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Theodore Parker Collection
Subjects:
World history--Early works to 1800
Nuremberg (Germany)--History
Places:
GermanyBavariaNuremberg
Extent:
[328] leaves : ill., maps ; 45 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-Copinger, 14508*
Proctor, 2084
Goff, S-307
Schreiber, W.L. Manuel, 5203
BM 15th cent.,II, 437 (IC.7451-53)
ISTC is00307000
Walsh, J.E. 15th cent. printed books, 726-732
Notes:
Imprint based on second colophon (leaf [CCC]r): "... Ad intuitum autem et preces providorum civium Sebaldi Schreyer et Sebastiani Kamermaister hunc librum dominus Anthonius Koberger Nuremberge impressit. Adhibitis tamen viris mathematicis pingendique arte peritissimis Michaele Wolgemut et Wilhelmo Pleydenwurff quarum solerti, accuratissimaque animadversione tum civitatum tum illustrium virorum figure inserte sunt. Consummatum autem duodecima mensis Julij anno salutis no[st]re 1493."
Notes (object):
Imperial folio; xylographic title page; 1809 woodcuts printed from 645 blocks; initial spaces.
Signatures: [1-2⁶ 3⁸ 4⁶ 5-7⁴ 8-11⁶ 12² 13⁴ 14-16⁶ 17² 18-19⁶ 20-25⁴ 26-29⁶ 30² 31⁶ 32⁴ 33-35⁶ 36² 37⁴ 38-61⁶]
Foliation: [20], CCXCIX, [9]
Leaves XXXIX, CCXXIX, and CCXLVII misnumbered XIXX, CCXXXI, and CCXLXVII respectively.
Leaves [1-2, 8] (second sequence) are blank.
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy bound in early tawed pigskin over bevelled wooden boards with brass cornerpieces, clasps, and catches. The autograph of Theodore Parker, an inscription in his hand, and his bookplate, are present on the front pastedown, along with two early inscriptions. Leaf dimensions: 423 x 300 mm. Four early inscriptions are present on the title page: ownership inscriptions of "Domus Emersoni", “Valentinus Herbst[?]”, and "Thomas Höflich[?]" and another early inscription giving the date and imprint of the edition. Also present on the title page is the ink stamp of F.W. Christern. Early marginalia is present throughout. Leaves CCLVIII-CCLX (all blank) are wanting, as is the final leaf (CCC).
Language:
Latin
Identifier:
Chronicon_001-Chronicon_652
Call #:
RARE BKS Q.400a.2 FOLIO
Barcode:
39999089685018