The Nuremberg Chronicle Designs; An account of the new discovery of the earliest known layouts for a printed book: the Exemplars for the Nuremberg Chronicle of 1493 with pages from the Latin Exemplar reproduced for the first time.

San Francisco: The Roxburghe Club and Zamorano Club. 1969. First printing. Wraps. Fine condition. Folio (9 x 13.5 inches). Letterpress printed Wraps. Limited to 350 copies, printed by Adrian Wilson at his Press in Tuscany Alley, San Francisco for the members of The Roxburghe Club of San Francisco and the Zamorano Club of Los Angeles. Pp. 41, printed two color; red and black, includes both manuscript designs, or Exemplar, and printed leaves for the Latin Edition of the Nuremberg Chronicle. Second to only the Gutenberg Bible as the most celebrated of Incunabula or early printed books, the Nuremberg Chronicle was "a compendium of history, geography and the wonders of the world as viewed from medieval Nuremberg". The newly discovered designs for the Latin leaves are here photographically illustrated and documented for the first time. Interesting text by Adrian Wilson, author of "The Designs of Books" on the discovery of the Latin designs. Fine. Item #5156

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