Ein ney Furmbüchlein

Publisher Johann Schönsperger the Younger German

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Book with textile patterns executed in woodcut, published by Johann Schӧnsperger the Elder, Augsburg ca. 1525-1529.
According to Lotz there should be 19 leaves, signed A - D4, E 3 with 26 pages of patterns and lettering. He reocrds only one other copy - that in Berlin. The type used in marking the signatures identifies thi sbook as one of Schonsperger's . Since Guentell copied several of the patterns in his "Eyn newe Kuntsliche Modelbosch" (Lotz 6) in 1529, this undated book undoubtedly precedes it. See Lotz for a discussion of the uses intended for these patterns which Lotz thinks could have been designed in the Hopfer studio - possibly for armour decoration. Berlin copy apparently lacks the last blank. 18 leaves, unnumbered. Sigs: A 2, B - E 4 (last leaf blank). Two leaves from sig. A are probably missing. Strange - Bibl. Soc. VII. p. 219, # 25. Lotz-Zeitschrift f. Bucherfreunde 1926. Heft 3.pp. 45-46, illus. Destailleur - Cat. de Livres et Estampes 386.6 (22ff.) Whiting 1216, Fairfax-Murray 292 (this copy). Fairfax-Murray Sale #302, Christie Manson Woods Dec. 10-12, 1917. Rosenthal Cat. 27.100.42. N.B. That one of the designs on Eiii recto has been "pounced". The following notes were made by Mr. Ivins in the old binding/ "Supposed to be unique - but it is not the same as Bocher's # 26...it was part of lot 1617 in Destailleurs 1895 sale. 1926 - One in the Berlin Art LIbrary + another in the Bibl. Nat. Paris This copy described as H 0 292 in Murray's LIbrary Catalogue of Early German Books, London, 1913.:Bound by Alfred Launder August 1930 in gold and blue marbled paper boards, half bound in white vellum, gilded.

Ein ney Furmbüchlein, Johann Schönsperger the Younger (German, active 1510–30), Woodcut

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