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Hans Schäufelein, Woodcuts of Lives of Saints,
Item Details
Description
Jacobus de Voragine (1228-1298) – Archbishop and author of 'Legenda Aurea'
'Sumertail der hailigñ leben - Der hailgen leben wintertail'
Printer: Johann Otmar for Johann Rynmann, Augsburg, 1513
Richly illustrated and extremely rare post incunabula with the lives of the saints from summer- and winter part
1 full-page crucifixion scene by Hans Schäufelein, as well as 240 woodcuts in the text, all in splendid old coloring; some increased or retouched with drawings by a 16th century hand
Together 500 (of 524) leaves; all leaves that had presumably been missing since the 16th century were replaced by a late 16th or early 17th century manuscript
Blind-tooled pigskin from the second half of the 16th century with eight corner fittings and two buckles in center
Dimensions of folio volume: 29.5 x 22 x 12 cm
All in all in good and solid condition, however partly with stronger traces of use, most of which were restored in former times
Very rare, richly illustrated, not entirely complete German edition with the lives of saints from summer- and winter part, with traces of use
Object is regular taxed. 7% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU.

The work counts among the Middle Age's most frequently read books. In terms of type, the post incunabula is printed in incunabula style. However, the text area already hints at the transition to Renaissance. Contains 240 woodcuts in old coloring. The few text passages missing here have all been replaced in old manuscript.


Collation:

Summer part: 231 of 242 numbered leaves (erroneously CCXLV).

Lacking title as well as leaves 1-7, 176, 177 and 178.

Pagination of gatherings: a8; b-z6; A-Q6

Winter part: 269 of 282 numbered leaves (CCLXXXII).

Lacking leaves 140, 195 and 272-282.

Pagination of gatherings: aa8; bb-zz6; AA-YY6;ZZ5

All leaves that had presumably been missing since the 16th century were replaced by a late 16th or early 17th century manuscript. Accordingly a genuine copy without later losses.


Illustrations:

Extremely richly illustrated work. The woodcuts were made by Hans Schäufelein, all in well-preserved old coloring. Some of them increased or retouched with drawings by a 16th century hand. 1 (of 3 repeated), full-page crucifixion woodcuts as well as 240 (of 256) woodcuts with typical scenes of torture and execution of the saints are preserved. Summer part 119 (of 125) and winter part 121 (of 131). Also partly repeated. Pastedowns with very early (presumably late 16th century) coppers.


Text area:

42 lines Gothic type in two columns. Roman pagination. Dimensions of leaves: 27 x 18.5 cm. Dimensions of text area: 24 x 15 cm.



Condition:

All in all in good and solid condition, however, partly with strong traces of use, mostly restored in former times. Strong impression on firm laid paper. Slight consistent browning. With stronger water stains from margin in front and rear part, partly affecting text area. Various leaves with marginal splits that were mended in former times (old Japon). Ca. 15 leaves with larger mended tears that reach far into the text. Leaf p4 ST with larger defective corner and text mended in former times, half page of p8 with hand-written text, added in former times. Leaf k4 with larger piece of corner torn off, leading to loss of printed matter and image. Some spots in woodcuts erased by censorship, neatly replaced and retouched with appealing drawings by an old hand (late 16th century) (e. g. h6, i1, M4). Some few contemporary hand-written marginalia in brown ink.


Binding:

Renaissance binding from the second half of the 16th century. Blind-tooled pigskin over massive wooden boards. Stamp rolls (roll of saints, rhombus and blossoms) as well as rectangular slate knife lines. Eight original brass corner fittings and two buckles in center and 4 clasp fittings. Clasps missing. Edges with recessed grips. Five real bands. In very good original condition. Boards just slightly rubbed and stained. Book block somewhat cocked but firm and stable. Rear outer joint broken and restored in former times. Dimensions: Folio 29.5 x 22 x 12 cm (h x w x b).


Reference:

Literature: Summer part: VD16 H 1475; winter part: VD16 H 1476

Libraries: Proof for summer part in only 3 (BSB Munich, LM-Uni Munich and ÖNB Vienna); winter part in only 3 (BSB, ÖNB and Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel)

Auctions: Just once, fragment of winter part at Ziska und Schauer, auction 56 in 2010, lot 225 for €4,000.



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Hans Schäufelein, Woodcuts of Lives of Saints,

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Mar 23, 2015
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Lot 0024 Details

Description
...
Jacobus de Voragine (1228-1298) – Archbishop and author of 'Legenda Aurea'
'Sumertail der hailigñ leben - Der hailgen leben wintertail'
Printer: Johann Otmar for Johann Rynmann, Augsburg, 1513
Richly illustrated and extremely rare post incunabula with the lives of the saints from summer- and winter part
1 full-page crucifixion scene by Hans Schäufelein, as well as 240 woodcuts in the text, all in splendid old coloring; some increased or retouched with drawings by a 16th century hand
Together 500 (of 524) leaves; all leaves that had presumably been missing since the 16th century were replaced by a late 16th or early 17th century manuscript
Blind-tooled pigskin from the second half of the 16th century with eight corner fittings and two buckles in center
Dimensions of folio volume: 29.5 x 22 x 12 cm
All in all in good and solid condition, however partly with stronger traces of use, most of which were restored in former times
Very rare, richly illustrated, not entirely complete German edition with the lives of saints from summer- and winter part, with traces of use
Object is regular taxed. 7% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU.

The work counts among the Middle Age's most frequently read books. In terms of type, the post incunabula is printed in incunabula style. However, the text area already hints at the transition to Renaissance. Contains 240 woodcuts in old coloring. The few text passages missing here have all been replaced in old manuscript.


Collation:

Summer part: 231 of 242 numbered leaves (erroneously CCXLV).

Lacking title as well as leaves 1-7, 176, 177 and 178.

Pagination of gatherings: a8; b-z6; A-Q6

Winter part: 269 of 282 numbered leaves (CCLXXXII).

Lacking leaves 140, 195 and 272-282.

Pagination of gatherings: aa8; bb-zz6; AA-YY6;ZZ5

All leaves that had presumably been missing since the 16th century were replaced by a late 16th or early 17th century manuscript. Accordingly a genuine copy without later losses.


Illustrations:

Extremely richly illustrated work. The woodcuts were made by Hans Schäufelein, all in well-preserved old coloring. Some of them increased or retouched with drawings by a 16th century hand. 1 (of 3 repeated), full-page crucifixion woodcuts as well as 240 (of 256) woodcuts with typical scenes of torture and execution of the saints are preserved. Summer part 119 (of 125) and winter part 121 (of 131). Also partly repeated. Pastedowns with very early (presumably late 16th century) coppers.


Text area:

42 lines Gothic type in two columns. Roman pagination. Dimensions of leaves: 27 x 18.5 cm. Dimensions of text area: 24 x 15 cm.



Condition:

All in all in good and solid condition, however, partly with strong traces of use, mostly restored in former times. Strong impression on firm laid paper. Slight consistent browning. With stronger water stains from margin in front and rear part, partly affecting text area. Various leaves with marginal splits that were mended in former times (old Japon). Ca. 15 leaves with larger mended tears that reach far into the text. Leaf p4 ST with larger defective corner and text mended in former times, half page of p8 with hand-written text, added in former times. Leaf k4 with larger piece of corner torn off, leading to loss of printed matter and image. Some spots in woodcuts erased by censorship, neatly replaced and retouched with appealing drawings by an old hand (late 16th century) (e. g. h6, i1, M4). Some few contemporary hand-written marginalia in brown ink.


Binding:

Renaissance binding from the second half of the 16th century. Blind-tooled pigskin over massive wooden boards. Stamp rolls (roll of saints, rhombus and blossoms) as well as rectangular slate knife lines. Eight original brass corner fittings and two buckles in center and 4 clasp fittings. Clasps missing. Edges with recessed grips. Five real bands. In very good original condition. Boards just slightly rubbed and stained. Book block somewhat cocked but firm and stable. Rear outer joint broken and restored in former times. Dimensions: Folio 29.5 x 22 x 12 cm (h x w x b).


Reference:

Literature: Summer part: VD16 H 1475; winter part: VD16 H 1476

Libraries: Proof for summer part in only 3 (BSB Munich, LM-Uni Munich and ÖNB Vienna); winter part in only 3 (BSB, ÖNB and Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel)

Auctions: Just once, fragment of winter part at Ziska und Schauer, auction 56 in 2010, lot 225 for €4,000.



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