Astronomer Ptolemy,Heretics,Portraits,etc,Schedel,World Chronicle,Woodcut,1497

Hallo and welcome!

Thank you for visiting my site. DOMESTIC BUYERS: To save on shipping, I urge you to avail yourself of combined shipping. If you want combined shipping you should not pay until you want all your wins sent. You have up to 30 days to pay after your first win. Tuscany Books offers:

One rare example of early fine printing, an illustrated leaf from from the first small Latin edition of :

Schedel,H. Liber cronicarum.

Augsburg: Johannes Schensperger, 1497.

It is listed as number S-308 in Goff and as M40786 in GW.

The woodcuts were designed by Michael Wohlgemuth (1434-1519) and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff (1460-94). It is highly likely that their apprentice, Albrecht Duerer (1471-1528) collaborated on some of the illustrations. The literal meaning of the Latin word incunabulum is "infant's cradle" and alludes to the fact that printing at that time was in its infancy. The fact that a book was printed before 1500 is significant in that its value is much greater than if it had been printed after 1501.

Condition of the leaf: On hand-made, water-marked paper in good condition with the customary evidence of aging: soiling, staining or spotting, edge flaws, original paper flaws, etc. I will mention flaws that cannot be seen on the photograph.

Size of the leaf: ca.: 11.5" x 8"

Pictured: Both sides of the leaf offered for sale and the colophon leaf giving the imprint information, dated MCCCCXCVII (1497).

The colophon leaf is shown for reference only to show the printing date of 1497; it is NOT part of the lot. Please note: I never restore or treat my items with chemicals to enhance their appearance. Therefore, you can be confident that this item will not deteriorate beyond the natural aging process. Similar Items: For similar items, please see all of my listings. Please "

About Tuscany Books: I have been in this business for over thirty five years. I deal in rare books, prints and maps. All my items are original prints or manuscripts; I carry no reproductions.

My Guarantee: I guarantee my items 100% in authenticity and customer satisfaction.

My return policy: I offer a full money-back guarantee of the purchase price if I am notified within 14 days after the buyer receives the merchandise. I will gladly accept my merchandise back if (1) it is in the same condition as at the time sold and (2) it is mailed back to me with full insurance. PAYMENT AND SHIPPING POLICY FOR U.S.A BUYERS DUE TO CHANGES IN eBAY REGULATIONS:

FOR SINGLE PURCHASES: I would like you to pay for a win within five days after the auction ends if you do not intend to bid on other items. I will send your item within one business day after receipt of payment.

FOR MULTIPLE PURCHASES: I offer combined shipping, intended to help you save a substantial amount of money.



If you accumulate your wins for one combined shipment with a minimum value of 300 dollars, there will be no shipping and handling fee.

PAYMENT WILL HAVE TO SHOW UP IN PAYPAL AT THE LATEST TWENTY FIVE (25) DAYS AFTER WINNING YOUR FIRST ITEM. I would be grateful if you let me know that you are on combined shipping, so that I will not send you reminders of unpaid items.

Please note: eBay regulations require me to send item(s) that you pay for within one business day of receipt of payment, whether you buy one item or whether you would like to be on combined shipping. IMPORTANT SHIPPING INFORMATION FOR OUR FOREIGN BUYERS :

Unfortunately, recent large postage increases by the US Postal Service for international mail have forced me to raise my international shipping and handling fees. I will now be charging by the estimated weight of your package, regardless of the number of items it contains. For example, if you purchased five 8 inch X 12 inch prints, I would esti...

... read more