The Nuremberg Chronicle; Or, the Book of Chronicles From the Beginning of the World, the Most Famous of German Picture Books of the Fifteenth Century Printed in the Free City of Nuremberg in Fourteen Hundred and Ninety-Three: Its Background, its Provenance, its Creators, its Patrons, its Illistrations and its Literary Plan: A Monograph...

San Francisco: Printed for The Book Club of California by John Henry Nash, 1930. Large folio, [ii], 25 pp. Illustrated original leaf tipped in; facsimile of title, frontispiece and numerous illustrations and facsimiles in text. Original marbled boards backed in calf, gilt-lettered red morocco spine label. Calf backstrip partially deteriorated but holding. First Edition, limited to 300 copies of which this is #38. A fine copy with a magnificent leaf, leaf CI, being a full-page woodcut “Serta etas Mundi”, one of the better leaves in the book. “This fascinating account of the making and the contents of The Nuremberg Chronicle by the founder and curator of the Typographic Library of the American Type Founders Company was the first extended study of the greatest German illustrated incunable.” (Bartfield) (Item Id: 6186)

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