22 - 23 March 2005
WECHEL PRESS. Wechelianae officinae catalogus satis amplus, secndum disciplinarum & facultatum classes digestus. Hanau: Typis Wechelianis, at Claude de Marne and heirs of Johann Audry, 1603.
8o (200 x 140 mm). Woodcut printer's device on title. Unstitched, the two original quires, uncut.
Wechelianae officinae catalogi secundum disciplinarum & facultatum classes digesti. Supplementum. Hanau: Typis Wechelianis at Claude de Marne and heirs of Johann Audry, 1607.
8o (195 x 130 mm). Large woodcut printer's device on title. Unstitched, the original quire.
Apparently unrecorded, these two catalogues recorded the printing of the Wechel press under the direction of Claude de Marne and the heirs of Johann Aubry, during the first years of its stay in Hanau which lasted from 1602-1619. The press was founded by Christian Wechel, and continued by Andreas Wechel, who moved the press, shortly before the Bartholomew's Night, to Frankfurt. After his death in 1581. The press was continued by his sons-in-law Claude de Marne and Johann Aubry with great success. They eventually moved the press to Hanau. The move was completed in 1602 by Claude de Marne and the Heirs of Johann Aubry, who had died in 1600/01. See Benzing Die Buchdrucker des 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts im deutschen Sprachgebiet. p. 120. (2)
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