IMPORTANT FOR THE HISTORY OF PRINTING

ZAPF, Georg Wilhelm, Augsburgs Buchdruckergeschichte nebst den Jahrbüchern derselben. Augsburg, Conrad Heinrich Stage, 1788 -‘91. 2 parts, 1 vol. With 8 engr. plates and 2 engr. ills. Cont. h. calf (spine-ends slightly worn), 4to. (XVI), XLVIII, 220 + (VIII), XVI, 263, (15, 2 blank) pp. - A very good copy with hardly any browning of the paper.

Euro 750,-

* Bigmore-Wyman II, 111. Petzholdt p. 300: "Eine noch jetzt schätzbare und für Bibliographie ergiebige Quelle".

Last- and best edition of an important early contribution to the history of early Augsburg typography which even today has kept its value as a reference work on the subject.

Part I describes Augsburg incunables. This part has two supplements: one describes the Venetian production of Erhard Ratdolt (a native of Augsburg); the other one books printed by the Augsburg Welser Press 1594 - 1619. Part II records Augsburg imprints 1501 - 1530, with a Supplement of 201 further descriptions, for the greater part additions and corrections to the first part..

The often extensive notes and a full index facilitate the consultation of the work.