The Making of the Nuremberg Chronicle.

The Making of the Nuremberg Chronicle.
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Amsterdam: Nico Israel, 1976. 4to, 253 pp. [12] pp of plates, ills (some in color). Grey cloth with pictorial dust-jacket. Fine in a fine dustjacket with original prospectus laid in. First edition of the “first work in English on the entire production of an early illustrated printed book, from concept through distribution.” Wykeham quotes from a review by Fredric J. Mosher: " [a] magnificent book. While most of the materials on which [the author's] examination is based have long been known to exist, Wilson is the first to study them all together and write a connected account in English of the history of the Chronicle. In this lavishly illustrated account of what is known about the production of one of the most famous and significant books of the cradle period of printing, a detailed picture is presented of how such a book was produced. The extant contracts, dated 1491, between the publishers (Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermaister), artists (Michael Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff), and the printer (Anton Koberger) show that the artists were required to prepare an exemplar or manuscript-layout volume for each of the two editions (one in Latin, one in German) of this history of the world from the Creation to 1493. These exemplars also exist. Together with other archival documents, including a Final Settlement in 1509, these contracts and exemplars give information available for no other fifteenth- century book that enables the reader of Wilson's account to follow the course of the preparation of what David Bland called . "a landmark in the history of illustration"." (Item Id: 122404)

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