Lot 233: SCHEDEL, LIBER CHRONICARUM, NUREMBERG, JULY 1493, OLD HALF CALF

Est: £25,000 - £35,000
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May 15, 2018, 10:00 AM BST
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Description: Imperial folio (444 x 307mm.), 326 leaves [*, ** 6 *** 8; a 6 b-d 4 e-h 6 i 2 k 4 l-n 6 o 2 p-q 6 r-y 4 z 6 aa-cc 6 dd 2 ee 6 ff 4 gg-ii 6 kk 2 ll 4 mm-zz A-K 6 L 6-2 M 6], double column, gothic type, xylographic title-page, 4- to 14-line initial spaces, numerous woodcut illustrations throughout by Wolgemuth, Pleydenwurff and workshop, including portraits, MAPS AND TOWN VIEWS, 5 leaves of De Sarmacia and conjoint blank bound between folios CCLXVI and CCLXVII, old half tooled calf over modern wooden boards with old metal edging to calf, two clasps,  title-page somewhat soiled and laid down (slightly defective at edges), second leaf with a few repaired tears, other occasional repaired tears (without loss of text), fol. 77 with a crude repair, fos 12-13 (the world map) and a few other leaves on guards and supplied from another copy, occasional light staining or browning, double-page map of Europe with repaired tears, edges mostly friable, spine delaminating
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Literature: Goff S307; HC 14508; BMC ii 437; BSB-Ink S-195; Bod-inc S-108; GW M40784
Provenance: late sixteenth-century inscription on title-page recording the gift of this book in the will of Petrus Oranus to Renerus Gilteau of St Maternus (a chapel in the church of St Lambert) of Liège; baron [Louis Joseph Nicolas] de Waha and de Wierde, later inscriptions on fos 20 and 100; Alfred Leeser, notes at foot of title-page dated 1968-1969
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