A Mystic Collection: Early Books
Schedel, Hartmann (1440-1514) Registrum huius Operis Libri Cronicarum cum Figuris et Ymaginibus ab Inicio Mundi, [Liber Chronicarum, Nuremberg Chronicle]. Nuremberg: Antong Koberger, 12 July 1493. First edition, folio, 326 leaves (including final blank),illustrated with double-page woodcut map of Europe, and numerous woodcuts of all sizes throughout by Wohlgemut, Pleydenwurff and Albrecht Dürer, viz., 1,809 woodcuts in 645 blocks, including forty-two large city views; bound in later full red Italian morocco, ruled and tooled in gilt on boards and spine, ex libris the Palatine Medici Library at the Pitti Palace in Florence, with the Lorena and Medici family arms tooled in gilt at the foot of the spine, the old shelf number 3618 on ffep; the volume later conveyed to the Magliabechiana Library, with their stamp on the title page, accompanied by their duplicate stamp, "MD" (Magliabechiano Duplicato),with copies of a 1984 letter concerning this volume, confirming the provenance from Antonietta Morandini at the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana; binding somewhat rubbed, first six and last two leaves with some paper repairs, a few small repairs to other leaves (mostly corners without loss),the map slightly defective with loss to the top right corner and the left margin somewhat ragged, some moderate stains to preliminary and terminal leaves, 16 7/8 x 12 in.
Goff S307; HC 14508*; GfT 1158; Klebs 889.1; Schr 5203; Schramm XVII p. 9; Walsh 726, 727, 728, 729, 730, 731, 732; Oates 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029; Rhodes (Oxford Colleges) 1595; Bod-inc S-108; Sheppard 1520-1521; Pr 2084; BMC II 437; BSB-Ink S-195; GW M40784.
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