Schedel, Hartmann: Liber chronicarum [German]. Das Buch der Croniken und Geschichten.

Translated by Georg Alt.

Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, 23 Dec. 1493.
Fol. [110 26 3-54 6-96 102 114 12-146 152 16-176 18-234 24-276 282 296 304 31-336 342 354 36-506 51-524 53-556 566 (-56/6) 572]. [10], CCLXXXVI, [1] leaves (XIIII, LXXVII, CXVI, CLII, CCLXV, and CCLXXI misnumbered XII, XXVII, XCVI, CXLVII, CCLXVII, and CLXXI).
Woodcuts by Wohlgemut, Pleydenwurff and Albrecht Dürer. 2 woodcut maps.
ISTC is00309000; Goff S309; BMC II 437; Bod-inc S-110.

Accession number: 895900
Provenance: Wilhelm Heinrich (1691-1741), Duke of Saxe-Eisenach (1729-1741): inscription on slip of paper pasted onto front free endpaper “Ex Specialissimâ gratiâ Serenissimi Ducis Saxo-Isenacensis jam possidet V[on] Goebell”.
Johann Wilhelm von Göbel (1683-1745), jurist, teacher at the University of Helmstedt: see above.
Livia Ruth Gollancz (b. 1920), publisher: source unknown.
Mitchell Library, Glasgow: donated by Livia Gollancz, 21 Nov. 2007.
Binding: Germany, 16th-century blind-tooled pigskin over bevelled wooden boards; both covers have an identical design composed of a centre panel decorated with an ornament in the middle and an ornament at each inner corner; the panel is placed within six frames formed by blind rolls: an ornamental roll, three different sized-rolls containing medallion heads and foliage, a roll with four Biblical figures with legends “DATA ES||T MIHI O” (Jesus Christ), “TV ES PE||TRVS ET” (St Peter - with initials “P H” flanking the saint’s shoulders), “APPARV||IT BENI” (St Paul), and “ECCE AN||GNVS D” (St John the Baptist), and the outermost roll is of interlocking foliage. Each cover has four engraved brass corner-pieces with bosses; remains of two brass clasps with catch plates on front board; spine undecorated; 18th-century bluish-green paper pastedowns. Size: 458 x 308 mm.
Leaf size: 438 x 298 mm.
Annotations: Very occasional annotations in German in a 16th-century hand, generally referring to woodcuts; several buildings in the cut of Strassburg (ff. CXXXIX verso - CXL recto) identified and a note in German added to the text; leaf misnumberings corrected in manuscript; number or date “1832” in red crayon on f. “XII” i.e. XIIII recto.
Decoration: Woodcuts hand-coloured throughout.
Imperfections: Many leaves up to f. XXXVI have extensive marginal repairs.

Schedel, Hartmann: Liber chronicarum [German] - Hand coloured woodcut