27 - 28 June 2006
KÖBEL, Jacob. Wapen : des heiligen Römischen Reichs Teutscher Nation; als Keyserlicher und Königlicher Mayestat auch der Churfürsten/Fürsten Grafen Freyherrn/Rittern und der mehrer theil Stätt so zu dem Reich in Teutschem Land gelegen, gehören und gehört haben. Frankfurt: Sigmund Feyerbend, 1579.
2o (297 x 197 mm). 144 woodcut illustrations by "IK" Jacob Köbel. (Title repaired affecting some letters.) Remboitage of blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards, center of upper panel stamped with four principales of learning: "Grammer," "Rhetoric," "Arithmetic" and "Dialectica," center of lower panel stamped with depictions of "Music" (double panels) "Geometry" and "Astronomy," 4 brass corner pieces and 2 brass clasps (rebacked in matching pigskin).
Second edition of this remarkable German book on coats-of-arms, displaying the flags of German princes and cities, carried by picturesque warriors of the time. The last 24 of the standard bearers have their flags without coats-of-arms, presumably left blank for later embellishment. The lively woodcut illustrations are by Jacob Köbel. Benzing (Köbel) 154; Nagler III, 1022,1.
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