Lot 175 of 253:
BCC's The Nuremberg Chronicle copy no.1 w/additional leaf  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,320
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
The Nuremberg Chronicle or, The Book of Chronicles from the Beginning of the World, the most famous German picture books of the fifteenth century... a monograph... with a leaf from the first Latin edition
Author:
Bullen, Henry Lewis
Place:
San Francisco
Publisher:
John Henry Nash for the Book Club of California
Date:
1930
Description:

XXV pp. Illustrated with a tipped-in leaf from the first Latin edition of the Nuremberg Chronicle and an additional original leave laid in, plus frontispiece and reproductions in the text. (Folio) 19x12¾", original leather-backed marbled boards, housed in a cloth and boards portfolio. No. 1 of 300 copies.

Original leaf is folio CLXX with 6 woodcut portraits including Luovicus Primus, Sergius Fecudus, Leo Quartus, Johannes Septimus and 2 others without captions. The leaf is rare and of particular interest for the image of  Johannes Septimus, the female pope. Laid in is an additional original leaf: Folio CIII, featuring 3 portraits, being Nero, Claudius and Calligula. Also included are 2 scenes; one of a man being stoned, and another of a man on a horse beneath a thundercloud. This is copy no. 1 of the second of the club's many leaf books. Two copies of the original prospectus are laid in. With the small ornamental bookplate of Alfred Sutro, former President of the Book Club of California. A unique copy of this important leaf book. BCC 38.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some wear and staining to outer portfolio, wear to spine leather with some loss at joints and chip at head of spine; some toning to endpapers and light scattered foxing; very good.
 
Item number:
283882
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