SCHEDEL, Hartmann (1440-1514). Liber chronicarum. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 12 July 1493. Imperial 2° (451 x 308mm). 300 leaves (of 328; missing leaves include title and world map); with 2 (of 3) leaves blank but for printed headline. Fo. 123 misbound after 127. Profusely illustrated with woodcuts by Wolgemut and Pleydenwurff and their workshop, including the young Albrecht Dürer. (Some headlines shaved, occasional light staining, small wormholes, repaired tears touching text in several leaves, a few index leaves defective, some leaves probably supplied.) Modern vellum. Provenance: Reformed Franciscans of Gallipoli (17th-century inscription on opening woodcut), a few other inscriptions.
FIRST EDITION of the most extensively illustrated book of the 15th century. HC 14508*; BMC II, 437; Klebs 889.1; Schreiber 5203; Schramm XVII, p.9; Goff S-307. Sold not subject to return.