The Making of the Nuremberg Chronicle

By: Adrian Wilson (1923-1988)

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FIRST EDITION. Folio. 13 3/4 x 93 3/4 inches. (256) pp. Half-title, introduction by Peter Zahn, black-and-white illustrations and facsimile plates throughout, six pages of colored facsimile plates, appendices, bibliography, index, colophon; text clean, unmarked. Full gray cloth with spine titled in white and white pictorial device on front cover, maps on endpapers, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. MM319-027. Near Fine. FIRST EDITION of the first English-language volume on the production of an early illustrated printed book from concept through distribution. Adrian Wilson was a San Francisco book designer, printer, and writer who taught at the Universities of California at Berkeley and Santa Cruz, and wrote several books on typography and design in Europe. The book traces the production of Hartmann Schedel's Liber chronicarum, published in 1493 and known as the "Nuremberg Chronicle." This particular volume includes numerous facsimile pages of the Chronicle, a book widely regarded as the most significant of German illustrated incunabula before 1501. Wilson designed The Making with assistance from his wife, prominent San Francisco book designer Joyce Lancaster Wilson.

Title: The Making of the Nuremberg Chronicle

Author Name: Adrian Wilson (1923-1988)

Categories: History of the Book,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Amsterdam, Nico Israel: 1976

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Like New

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: MM319-027

Keywords: The Making of the Nuremberg Chronicle, Adrian Wilson, Books on Books, Hartmann Schedel, Liber Chronicarum