A COLLECTION OF 37 PRINTED LEAVES FROM BOOKS PRINTED IN AUGSBURG, 33 FROM INCUNABULA.

(Augsburg: 1470-1523).

All leaves in archival mats, housed in a (slightly scuffed) linen clamshell box measuring 520 x 365 mm. (20 3/8 x 14 1/2"). 14 LEAVES WITH WOODCUTS, THE MAJORITY OF THESE COLORED BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND. A couple of leaves a little browned, two others trimmed a bit close, one with loss of headline, trivial marginal stains or smudges, but the leaves generally fine and fresh.

The collection includes:

DURANTI, GUILLELMUS. RATIONALE DIVINORUM OFFICIORUM. (Augsburg: Günther Zainer, 22 January 1470) 395 x 290 mm. (15 1/2 x 11 1/2"). Rubricated in red, two two-line initials in red. Goff D-404; BMC II, 315; ISTC id00404000.

JACOBUS DE VORAGINE. LEGENDA AUREA: LEBEN DER HEILIGEN. (Augsburg: Günther Zainer, 1471-72) 325 x 240 mm. (12 7/8 x 9 1/2"). First Edition in German. Goff J-156; BMC II, 317; ISTC ij00156000.

NIDER, JOHANNES. DIE VIERUNDZWANZIG GOLDENEN HARFEN. (Augsburg: Johannes Bämler, 18 December 1472) 265 x 185 mm. (10 1/2 x 7 14"). Goff N-223; BMC II, 331; ISTC in00223000.

KÖNIGSHOVEN, JACOB VON. CHRONIK. (Augsburg: Johann Bämler, 1474) 310 x 215 mm. (12 1/4 x 8 1/2"). With two small hand-painted red initials. Not in Goff, BMC, or ISTC. Hain 9791; Proctor 1619.

LEONARDUS DE UTINO. SERMONES AUREI DE SANCTIS. (Augsburg: Monastery of St. Ulrich and St. Afra, 1474) 280 x 190 mm. (11 x 7 1/2"). Bifolium. Rubricated in red. Goff L-154; BMC II 339; ISTC il00154000.

SALOMON, CONSTANTIENSIS. GLOSSAE EX ILLUSTRISSIMIS AUCTORIBUS COLLECTAE. (Augsburg: Monastery of St. Ulrich and St. Afra, ca. 1474) 400 x 280 mm. (15 3/4 x 11"). Goff S-21; BMC II, 340; ISTC is00021000.

GREGORIUS I. EPISTOLAE. (Augsburg: Günther Zainer, ca. 1474-76 [not after 1476]) 365 x 255 mm. (14 3/8 x 10"). Goff G-415; BMC II, 322; ISTC ig00415000.

HENRICUS DE SEGUSIO. SUMMA SUPER TITULIS DECRETALIUM. (Augsburg: Ludwig Hohenwang, 1477) 290 x 215 mm. (11 3/8 x 8 1/2"). Rubricated in red. Goff H-43; BMC II, 359; ISTC ih00043000.

BIBLIA GERMANICA. (Augsburg: Günther Zainer, 1477) 370 x 250 mm. (14 1/2 x 9 7/8"). With a hand-painted red initial. Goff B-629; BMC II, 324; ISTC ib00629000.

BIBLIA GERMANICA. (Augsburg: Anton Sorg, 20 June 1477) 360 x 250 mm. (14 1/8 x 9 7/8"). Seventh German Bible. With two red initials. Goff B-630; BMC II, 344; ISTC ib00630000.

GRITSCH, JOHANNES. QUADRAGESIMALE. (Augsburg: Johann Wiener, 1477) 310 x 210 mm. (12 1/4 x 8 1/4"). Rubricated in red. Goff G-492; BMC II, 357; ISTC ig00492000.

EPISTOLAE ET EVANGELIA (PLENARIUM) [German]. (Augsburg: Anton Sorg, 7 May 1478) 300 x 210 mm. (11 7/8 x 8 1/4"). With a hand-colored woodcut. Goff E-76; BMC II, 346; ISTC ie00076000.

BRANDAN, S. DIE WUNDERBARE MEERFAHRT DES HL. BRANDAN. (BRANDANS MEERFAHRT). (Augsburg: Anton Sorg, 1479?) 270 x 195 mm. (10 5/8 x 7 5/8"). With two woodcut initials and two hand-colored woodcuts. Goff B-1073; BMC II, 345; ISTC ib01073000.

JACOBUS DE VORAGINE. LEGENDA AUREA: LEBEN DER HEILIGEN. (Augsburg: Johannes Bämler, 1480) 215 x 150 mm. (8 1/2 x 6"). Goff J-158; ISTC ij00158000; not in BMC.

BIBLIA GERMANICA. (Augsburg: Anton Sorg, 3 January 1480) 360 x 260 mm. (14 1/8 x 10 1/4"). Eighth German Bible. With a large hand-colored initial. Goff B-631; BMC II, 347; ISTC ib00631000.

HISTORIATED HAND-COLORED WOODCUT INITIAL FROM BIBLIA GERMANICA. (Augsburg: Anton Sorg, 3 January 1480) 225 x 110 mm. (8 7/8 x 4 3/8").

SPIEGEL DES SÜNDERS. (Augsburg: Johann Schönsperger, 23 February 1482) 300 x 205 mm. (11 7/8 x 8"). With several woodcut initials. Goff S-677; BMC II, 364; ISTC is00677000.

HIERONYMUS. VITAE SANCTORUM PATRUM, SIVE VITAS PATRUM. LEBEN DER HEILIGEN ALTVÄTER. (Augsburg: Anton Sorg, 25 September 1482) 280 x 195 mm. (11 x 7 5/8"). With hand-colored woodcut on recto and an initial on verso. Goff H-217; BMC II, 350; ISTC ih00217000.

MEGENBERG, CONRAD VON. BUCH DER NATUR. (Augsburg: Anton Sorg, 24 July 1482) 250 x 180 mm. (9 7/8 x 7"). With large woodcut initial on recto and full-page woodcut on verso. Goff C-845; BMC II, 349; ISTC ic00845000.

SUSO, HENRICUS. DAS BUCH GENANNT SEUSE. (Augsburg: Anton Sorg, 19 April 1482) 255 x 180 mm. (10 x 7"). With four small and two large woodcut portraits, colored by a contemporary hand. Goff S871; BMC II, 349; ISTC is00871000.

RICHENTAL, ULRICH VON. CONCILIUM ZU KONSTANZ. (Augsburg: Anton Sorg, 2 September 1483) 280 x 195 mm. (11 x 7 5/8"). With four coats of arms in contemporary coloring. Goff R-196; BMC II, 350; ISTC ir00196000.

AUSLEGUNG DER HEILIGEN MESSE. (Augsburg: [Johann Bämler], 10 December 1484) 260 x 180 mm. (10 1/4 x 7 5/8"). With initial. Goff A-1396; BMC II, 337; ISTC ia01396000.

JACOBUS DE VORAGINE. LEGENDA AUREA: LEBEN DER HEILIGEN. (Augsburg: [Johann Schönsperger], 8 June 1485) 280 x 190 mm. (11 x 7 1/2"). With initial on verso. Goff J-162; ISTC ij00162000; not in BMC.

BIBLIA GERMANICA. (Augsburg: Johann Schönsperger, 25 May 1487) 285 x 200 mm. (11 1/4 x 7 7/8"). 11th German Bible. With three hand-colored woodcut initials. Goff B-634; ISTC ib00634000; not in BMC.

EPISTOLAE ET EVANGELIA (PLENARIUM) [German]. (Augsburg: Johann Schönsperger, 12 February 1489) 260 x 190 mm. (10 1/4 x 7 1/2"). With three hand-colored woodcuts. BMC II, 367; ISTC ie00084700; not in Goff.

BIBLIA GERMANICA. (Augsburg: Johann Schönsperger, 9 November 1490) 245 x 165 mm. (9 5/8 x 6 1/2"). 12th German Bible. With a large hand-colored initial. Goff B-635; ISTC ib00635000; not in BMC.

BURLAEUS, GUALTHERUS [BURLEY, WALTER]. DE VITA ET MORIBUS PHILOSOPHORUM. BUCH VON DEM LEBEN UND SITTEN DER HEYDNISCHEN MAISTER. (Augsburg: Anton Sorg, 16 January or 31 August 1490) 190 x 125 mm. (7 1/2 x 5"). Translated into German by Anton Sorg. Two leaves mounted side-by-side in one mat, each with a woodcut. Goff B-1328; BMC II, 355; ISTC ib01328000.

DIE NEU EHE UND DAS PASSIONAL VON JESU. (Augsburg: Johann Bämler, ca. 1490) 235 x 165 mm. (9 1/4 x 61/2"). Two leaves, mounted side-by-side in one mat. Each with woodcut and one or two small initials. Not in Goff, BMC, or ISTC.

HIERONYMUS. VITAE SANCTORUM PATRUM, SIVE VITAS PATRUM / LEBEN DER HEILIGEN ALTVÄTER. (Augsburg: Johann Schobsser and Anton Sorg, 19 December 1492) 260 x 185 mm. (10 1/4 x 7 1/4"). One leaf with hand-colored woodcut, plus a 210 x 150 mm. fragment of another leaf. Goff H-220; BMC II, 378; ISTC ih00220000.

EIKE VON REPGOW. REMISSORIUM. (Augsburg: Johann Schönsperger, 8 April 1495) 300 x 210 mm. (11 7/8 x 8 1/4"), With woodcut initial. Goff E-19; BMC II, 368; ISTC ie00027300.

NIDER, JOHANNES. PRAECEPTORIUM DIVINAE LEGIS. (Augsburg: Johann Schönsperger, 1495) 280 x 205 mm. (11 x 8"). With red initial. Not in Goff, BMC, or ISTC.

BRANT, SEBASTIAN. KLAG, ANTWURT, AND URTEIL. (Augsburg: Johann Schönsperger, 1497) 275 x 190 mm. (10 7/8 x 7 1/2"). Not in Goff, BMC, or ISTC.

SCHEDEL, HARTMANN. LIBER CHRONICARUM. (Augsburg: Johann Schönsperger, 1 February 1497) 290 x 205 mm. (11 3/8 x 8"). A pirated edition known as the "Small Nuremberg Chronicle." Two leaves matted together, one with full-page woodcut on recto and a small woodcut on verso, the other with several small woodcuts. Goff S-308; BMC II, 370; ISTC is00308000.

FACSIMILE OF A LEAF FROM "GEBETBUCH KAISER MAXIMILIAN" originally printed in Augsburg by Johann Schönsperger with border illustration by Dürer. Color lithographed in Munich by Lth. Nepomuck Strixner, 1808. 350 x 250 mm. (13 3/4 x 9 7/8").

MAXIMILIAN I, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR. THEUERDANK. (Augsburg: Johann Schönsperger, 1519) 340 x 225 mm. (13 3/8 x 8 7/8"). Second Edition. Type cut by Jost von Dienecker, Antwerp. VD 16 M 1650; Brunet V, 767.

DER GILGENGART. (Augsburg: Johann Schönsperger, 1520) 145 x 100 mm. (5 3/4 x 4"). With hand-colored woodcut border by Hans Weiditz. Printed in "Theuerdank" type. VD 16 G 2035.

BIBLIA GERMANICA. DAS BUCH DES NEWEN TESTAMENTS. (Augsburg: Johann Schönsperger, 1523) 300 x 205 mm. (11 7/8 x 8"). Luther translation. With full-page woodcut by Hans Schäufelein. Printed in "Theuerdank" type. VD 16 B 4323.
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