|Title||[Registrum huius operis Libri cronicarum cu[m] figuris et ÿmagi[ni]bus ab inicio mu[n]di] |
|Detail Depicted||Illustrations--Relief--Woodcuts (Leaf CIII) |
|Uniform Title||Liber chronicarum |
|Creator/Author||hartmani Shedel [Schedel, Hartmann, 1440-1514. Liber chronicarum] |
|Publisher||Anthonius koberger [Koberger, Anton, ca. 1440-1513.] |
|Place of Publication||Nurembergensi [Germany - Nuremberg]; from first colophon (cclxvi) |
Nuremberge; from second colophon (p.  at end):
|Date of Publication||1493 |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Chronology, Historical|
World history -- Early works to 1800
Artists' illustrated books.?????
|Genre Heading||Early printed books--1401-1500 (15th century)|
|Bibliographic Elements||, CCLXVI, , CCLXVII-CCXCIX, [1 +] leaves : ill., maps, ports. ; 43 cm. (fol.) |
|Printing Method||Letterpress on handmade laid paper |
|Printer||Anton Koberger [Koberger, Anton, ca. 1440-1513] |
|Image Production Process||Woodcuts|
|Illustrator||[ Wolgemut, Michael, 1434-1519]|
[Pleydenwurff, Wilhelm, d. 1494]
|Binding||Conservation work was done by Donald Etherington in Greensboro, North Carolina in early 1989. A conservation binding replaced a deteriorated earlier binding probably from the late 17th or early 18th century. A binder's needle found in the book spine was probably accidentally left by the person who did the earlier binding.The volume was disbound and the signatures washed and the individual leaves dried between blotters. Spine folds were reapplied with Japanese paper using rice starch paste; large tears were repaired with Japanese paper and small tears with heat set tissue. The signatures were sewn on six double cords using Irish linen thread. The endbands were sewn using the German primary method of sewing. Boards were constructed of four layers of four-ply 100% rag beveled to accommodate swelling caused by the sewing. The spine was shaped only by fingers and bone folder; no hammer was used. The boards were then attached by lacing into slots cut into the boards; the full thickness of the cords was used. Endbands were also laced into the boards. The endpapers were constructed using the "flexi-end" style and were made using Gutenberg paper, as were the extra sheets that were added. The covering material is a tawed pigskin from Hewitt & Sons of England. The covering technique following the traditional method of covering, which is to only wrap the leather around the bands and tie up, not using the band nippers. The title was tooled on the spine using gold leaf. Binding process digital images at [http://www.lib.washington.edu/Preservation/sab1images.html] |
|General Notes||Signatures: unsigned gatherings; ff.  I-CCXCVI  CCLXVII-CCXCIX . |
UW copy imperfect: first 6 leaves of first set of unnumbered pages, including half-title page and beginning of index wanting. Final three blank leaves of book following unnumbered leaf and colophon on its verso are wanting. Leaves lacking and replaced by blank leaves are [1-6], CCLVIIII-CCLIX, CCLXIIII, and CCXCVII-CCXCVIII.
The second unnumbered set of 5 leaves inserted between CCLXVI and CCLXVII is titled De Sarmacia regione Europe above a map and De regnopolonie et eius initio below the map, and it includes double-page maps of Casmirus/Cracovia, Lvbeca, and Nissa.
CCLXI has running title and foliation but no text.
Spaces planned for the insertion of illuminated initials left blank.
The title of the Nuremberg Chronicle is taken from the woodcut title on leaf [1a], lacking in UW copy, which reads: Registrum Huius operis Libri cronicarum cu[m] figuris et ymagibus ab inicio mu[n]di. Source: RLG Union Catalog record ID CASXAJQ0496-B.
The first colophon (CCLXVI) marks the completion of the work of H. Schedel: Completo in famosissima Nurembergensi vrbe Operi de hystorijs etatum mundi, ac descriptione vrbium felix imponitur finis. Collectum breui tempore Auxilio doctoris hartmani Schedel. qua fieri potuit diligentia. Anno xpi Millesimo quadringentesimo nonagesimotercio. die quarto mensis Junij...
Colophon (p.  at end):... Ad intuitu autem preces prouidoru[m] ciuiu[m] Sebaldi Schreyer Sebastiani kamermaister hunc librum dominus Anthonius koberger Nuremberge impressit. Adhibitis tame[n] viris mathematicis pingendiq[ue] arte peritissimis. Michaele wolgemut et wilhelmo Pleydenwurff. quaru[m] solerti acuratissimaq[ue] animadversione tum civitatum tum illustrium virorum figure inserte sunt. Consummatu[m] autem duodecima mensis Julij. Anno saltus nre 1493.
|Digital Collection||Historical Book Arts Collection |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division. |
|Repository Collection||Special Collections |
|Call Number||uncataloged |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned in RGB color using an Olympus C-2000 Zoom digital camera and saved in.jpg format and resized to768x600 ppi. 2004. |
|Content||The Nuremberg Chronicle continues in a tradition of medieval chronicles which represent earthly history in six ages, from Creation to Noah, Noah to Abraham, Abraham to David, David to the Babylonian captivity, to the birth of Christ, and to the Day of Judgment. The author requested that three pages be included at the end for owners to add events of history that occurred after the book was printed. |
The scope of the work includes both Church and secular history, classical antiquity, and medieval and contemporary events mixed with fables, myths, and legends. The Chronicle also covers important figures such as kings, clergy, and philosophers.
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