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Divisiekroniek) Cornelius Aurelius, [and Ellert de Veer]
Die Cronycke van Hollandt, Zeelandt ende Vrieslant, beghinnende van Adams tiden tot die geboerte ons heren Jhesu. Voertgaende tot den jare M.CCCCC. Ende XVII [1517]. . Met die Cronike der Biscoppen van Utrecht . [with:] Register [And:] Cort Waerachtich verhael vande Regeringhe ende ende ghedenckweerdichste gheschiedenissen welcke inde Gravelijckheit van Hollant / Zeelant ende Vriesland .
Jan Seversz; Aelbert Hendricxz, Leiden; Delft, 1585. First edition. Title page printed in red and black, with woodcut illustration below. Black letter, text in double columns. Woodcut illustrations throughout the first work. Lacking the world map as usual. Numerous errors in foliation, including missing leaf numbers. [2], 436 [i.e., 434], [4]; 96 ff. 1 vols. Folio. First edition of the famed Divisiekroniek or Divisional Chronicle, printed in thirty-two divisions by early Leiden humanist bookseller and printer Jan Seversz. Gerritsen provides a succinct analysis of the printing of the book and identifies characteristics in punctuation, headlines, and errors suggesting the work of two compositors using a single press and small supply of type. The woodcut illustrations comprise some 366 impressions from 192 blocks re-used in a variety of combinations. More than one hundred are coats of arms (from 67 blocks); and many of the blocks were already worn. Many of the illustrations are copies from the Nuremberg Chronicle of Schedel; a few can be reliably attributed to Lucas van Leyden, such as the birth of Christ (F4v). The collation calls for a world map after leaf R4 but even in Nijhoff's time it was lacking in most copies; Gerritsen notes, "usually wanting but required by the text." The map is lacking in both copies recorded at the Library of Congress (including the Rosenwald copy); the KB digital copy does not reproduce the map. The four-leaf Register or index (often lacking) is set in a different type and on a larger sheet (here folded). The 'Kort Waerachtich verhael vande Regeri … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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