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  Lot 44
 

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[Early Printing] (Pauli, Johannes)
Schimpff vnnd ernst, durch alle welthaenndel...

Bern: Mathiam Apiarium, 1546. 4to. Presumed first edition in German. (196), (4) pp. Illustrated with woodcut title-page printed in red and black and 40 in-text woodcuts. Contemporary full pigskin, elaborately stamped in blind, over wooden boards, original brass clasps intact, spine ends worn, boards rubbed and worn; all edges trimmed; front hinge worn; lacking front free endpaper; hole torn, bottom title-page, with loss to woodcut; worming at bottom of first nine leaves; dampstaining at head, upper gutter, and some margins of most leaves; small loss at bottom corner of ff. X; abrasions to woodcut on verso ff. XV; 2 3/4 in. closed tear at bottom ff. LIV; small holes torn in woodcut on verso ff. LXXXV; small loss at top corner of ff. XC; short close tear top edge ff. XCI, small loss and tear at bottom corner of same; other scattered soiling, spotting, and creasing to text; armorial ownership signature on front paste-down, institutional ink stamp of "St. Salvator Karten Bogensberger" (Austria), other inscriptions on same. OCLC 245969541 Bound with: Reinicken Fuchs. Das ander teyl des buchs... Frankfurt am Main: Cyriaco Jacobi, 1545. Presumed first edition in German. (viii), (230) pp. Illustrated with woodcut title-page and one woodcut plate. Dampstaining in gutter and margins of most leaves; scattered marginalia; repaired closed tear at bottom of woodcut plate; loss at top corner ff. CV; inscription on recto rear free endpaper and paste-down; scattered soiling, creasing, and spotting to text. OCLC 633937200.

A collection of fables, humorous stories, and folk tales, including an early version in German of Reynard the Fox. Both titles rare.

Provenance:
New York, Parke-Bernet: Sale 1306, lot 81, January 22, 1952
New York, Parke-Bernet: Sale 1349, lot 306, May 20 and 21, 1952

Sold for $2,772
Estimated at $800 - $1,200


 

Bern: Mathiam Apiarium, 1546. 4to. Presumed first edition in German. (196), (4) pp. Illustrated with woodcut title-page printed in red and black and 40 in-text woodcuts. Contemporary full pigskin, elaborately stamped in blind, over wooden boards, original brass clasps intact, spine ends worn, boards rubbed and worn; all edges trimmed; front hinge worn; lacking front free endpaper; hole torn, bottom title-page, with loss to woodcut; worming at bottom of first nine leaves; dampstaining at head, upper gutter, and some margins of most leaves; small loss at bottom corner of ff. X; abrasions to woodcut on verso ff. XV; 2 3/4 in. closed tear at bottom ff. LIV; small holes torn in woodcut on verso ff. LXXXV; small loss at top corner of ff. XC; short close tear top edge ff. XCI, small loss and tear at bottom corner of same; other scattered soiling, spotting, and creasing to text; armorial ownership signature on front paste-down, institutional ink stamp of "St. Salvator Karten Bogensberger" (Austria), other inscriptions on same. OCLC 245969541 Bound with: Reinicken Fuchs. Das ander teyl des buchs... Frankfurt am Main: Cyriaco Jacobi, 1545. Presumed first edition in German. (viii), (230) pp. Illustrated with woodcut title-page and one woodcut plate. Dampstaining in gutter and margins of most leaves; scattered marginalia; repaired closed tear at bottom of woodcut plate; loss at top corner ff. CV; inscription on recto rear free endpaper and paste-down; scattered soiling, creasing, and spotting to text. OCLC 633937200.

A collection of fables, humorous stories, and folk tales, including an early version in German of Reynard the Fox. Both titles rare.

Provenance:
New York, Parke-Bernet: Sale 1306, lot 81, January 22, 1952
New York, Parke-Bernet: Sale 1349, lot 306, May 20 and 21, 1952

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