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

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

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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;


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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 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]
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]
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]
Minor wear resulting from a book being place on, and taken from a bookshelf, especially along the bottom edge....[more]
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the crispne...[more]
Especially for older books, a printer's device refers to an identifying mark, also sometimes called a printer's mark, on the tit...[more]
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]


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