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-- [Van der Ritterschaft.

Title
-- [Van der Ritterschaft.
Author
Vegetius Renatus, Flavius.
Publication
Augsburg : Johann Wiener, c. 1476.]

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TextBy appointment onlyAvailableSpencer Coll. Ger. 1476Schwarzman Building - Print Collection Room 308

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108 l. incl. 63 pl.; 4̕.
Subjects
Note
  • Hain *15916. BMC II, 357. IB. 6119.
  • Type, semi-gothic letter (Proctor 1729); 31-32 lines. Rubricated.
  • Signatures: [a(10), b-c(12), d-e(8), f-g(10), h(6), i(10), k-l(8), m(6)]
  • Translated by Ludwig Hobenwang of Elchingen. Although later a printer there is no known typographical evidence that he printed this book.
  • Illustrations: 63 pages of woodcuts of weapons and implements of war, a galley, chariots and mangonels. These cuts and the corresponding ones in the Verona 1472 edition of Valturius have a common origin as yet unidentified. The design is similar, but these are cruder and are here reversed. Two cuts are printed upside down; 32 pages are without the line of description at the top. "The relation of the two works may, however, be only indirect, for we know that the l'alturius existed in manuscript at least nine years before it was printed, and on the other hand Dr. Muther claims to have discovered drawings closely resembling some of the cuts in a German ms. of considerably earlier date. It is possible therefore that one manuscript was copied from another, and that the two printed books are independent. But I see no reason for dating the Vegetius as early as 1470, or for scouting the possibility that the cuts were copied from the Valturius." cf. Pollard, E.I.B., p. 40. Schreiber 5414a is a variant, containing 64 cuts, the extra one being on the last page. Fairfas Murray 419; Muther 94. See Valturius in this list.
  • Binding of tan calf. Sides plain, within a three-line fillet, blind.
  • Without the two blank leaves found in BM copy.
Call Number
Spencer Coll. Ger. 1476
OCLC
131742270
Author
Vegetius Renatus, Flavius.
Title
-- [Van der Ritterschaft.
Imprint
Augsburg : Johann Wiener, c. 1476.]
Research Call Number
Spencer Coll. Ger. 1476
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