Title Liber Chronicarum: A Folio of the Nuremberg Chronicle Restored From an Incomplete Copy from the Library of Lambton Castle, England. With a Bibliographical Note by Ernest Johnson.
Book Condition Collectible: Like New
Edition First Edition
Publisher Greenwich, CT: The Country Bookshop, 1932
Seller ID II315-002
Folio. 17 1/2 x 11 15/16 inches.  pp. Title page printed in red and black with a small facsimile title in pink, 3 woodcut facsimiles, original leaf from Koberger's Liber Chronicarum; text clean, unmarked. Faux leather over flexible boards, printed pictorial suede front cover label; binding square and tight, very light shelf wear, bump to head of rear board. Very Good. The Nuremberg Chronicle is an illustrated history of the world which begins with a paraphrase of the Bible and includes the histories of a number of important Western cities. It was written in Latin by Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514) and also published in a German edition, both issued by Anton Koberger (1440/1445-1513), the German goldsmith, printer, and publisher of Nuremberg. This leaf book contains Folio CCXXVII, from the longest segment of the Chronicle, the sixth age of the world (beginning with the death of Christ), with 5 woodcut portraits of saints and scholars. Printed in Latin with Gothic type, single column, with 60 lines on the recto and 57 lines on the verso. There is minor foxing and minor water stains to the top margin of the leaf, else in fine condition. REFERENCE: De Hamel and Silver, Disbound and Dispersed, No. 57.
Ernest Johnston, Liber Chronicarum A Folio of the Nuremberg Chronicle Restored From an Incomplete Copy from the Library of Lambton Castle, England With a Bibliographical Note by Ernest Johnson, Leaf Book, Fine Press