Sign In | Register
Kunstbüchlin: Darinnen neben Fürbildung vieler, Geistlicher unnd Weltlicher, Hohes und Niderstands Personen

Kunstbüchlin: Darinnen neben Fürbildung vieler, Geistlicher unnd Weltlicher, Hohes und Niderstands Personen

Condition: See description


Frankfort am Main: Johann Feyerabends, 1599. Amman, Jost. Small quarto. (iv), (148)ff. First and only edition. Brunet calls this compilation of 293 wood engravings "rare et fort curieux." Amman, whose career flourished after his move to Nuremburg in 1561, succeeded Virgil Solis as artist for the printer Carl Sigmund Feyerabends. Originally intended for instructional use, this book, whose images include costumes, potentates, and emblematic devices, is rarely encountered complete. This is only the second complete copy to appear on the market in over twenty years. Bound in full straight-grain blue morocco, with gilt and blind borders. On both panels is an armorial device featuring a winged griffin beneath a pair of crowns. The armorial device belonged to George Spencer-Churchill, 5th Duke of Marlborough and Marquess of Blandford, and great-great-grandfather of Winston Churchill. In order to pay off the debts amassed because of unchecked spending, R.H. Evans sold the contents of Spencer-Churchill's White Knights Library in 1819 and 1820. This volume was sold on June 7th, 1819 for one pound and nineteen shillings. Sometime later, it was owned by Henry Huth-his leather booklabel is on the front paste-down. A member of the Philobiblion and Roxburghe Clubs, Huth assembled a collection rich in diversity. He chose only exemplary copies, as he felt that imperfect books were "the lepers of a library." Carefully washed, leaves show only minor soiling and spotting, and the binding exhibits only the slightest shelfwear. A.e.g. Overall, a fine copy of a truly rare book with a fine provenance. (Brunet I, 232; Colas 119; Lipperheide 498; Berlin Katalog 4757z).



  • Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 19405
  • Title: Kunstbüchlin: Darinnen neben Fürbildung vieler, Geistlicher unnd Weltlicher, Hohes und Niderstands Personen
  • Illustrator:Amman, Jost
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Johann Feyerabends
  • Place: Frankfort am Main
  • Date published: 1599
  • Bookseller catalogs: Illustrated Books;
  • Subjects: ART / Design / Book;


Reviews

Review this book (Want a chance to win $50? Log-in or create an account first!) (You'll be automatically entered for a chance to win $50!)




Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:
paste-down
The paste-down is the portion of the endpaper that is glued to the inner boards of a hardback book. The paste-down forms an esse...[more]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye.(see also Goatsk...[more]
leaves
Very generally, "leaves" refers to the pages of a book, as in the common phrase, "loose-leaf pages."A leaf is a single sheet bou...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
shelfwear
Minor wear resulting from a book being place on, and taken from a bookshelf, especially along the bottom edge....[more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the crispne...[more]
device
Especially for older books, a printer's device refers to an identifying mark, also sometimes called a printer's mark, on the tit...[more]
quarto
The term quarto is used to describe a page or book size. A printed sheet is made with four pages of text on each side, and the p...[more]

$12,650.00

$12.00 shipping to USA

More shipping options >

Add to wishlist




Banned and Frequently Challenged Books

Collecting Banned & Challenged Books

Build a revolutionary library of literature that has been challenged or even outright banned. You'll be surprised by some of the titles in this gallery!

1939 New York World's Fair

Collecting the 1939 New York World's Fair

Born in the midst of the Great Depression, the theme of the 1939 World's Fair was "The World of Tomorrow" - a theme that captured the hearts of a generation. Check out the maps, souvenirs, and other ephemera on Biblio!


Trustpilot