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Woodcuts from books of the 15th century shown in original specimens : 55 leaves detached from books printed in Germany, Switzerland, Bohemia, the Netherlands, and Italy / with an introduction by W.L. Schreiber ; translated from the German by André Barbey.

Additional Title(s):

Buchholzschnitt im 15. Jahrhundert in original- Biespielen. English.

Munich : Weiss & Co., 1929.
Physical Description:
1 portfolio (83, [4] p., 55 leaves) : ill. ; 48 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2010 37
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Translation of: Der Buchholzschnitt im 15. Jahrhundert in original-Beispielen.
"The present publication appeared in a single issue consisting of 100 copies numbered by hand, 50 of which were provided with German and 50 with English text"--P. [85].
BAC: British Art Center copy includes many leaf specimens with hand-coloring. Has laid in two folio letterpress leaves, with note in ms. "Facsimiles from Hysty. and Cronles. of Sctod. These and the genuine leaves belonged to David Laing who made up a copy with fragments & facsimiles".
Subject Terms:
Illustrated books -- Europe -- 15th and 16th centuries.
Illustration of books -- 15th century -- Europe.
Incunabula -- Europe.
Wood-engraving -- 15th century -- Europe.
Leaf books.
Botanical illustrations.
Woodcuts -- 15th century.
Woodcuts -- Hand-colored -- 15th century.
Barbey, André.
Schreiber, Wilhelm Ludwig, 1855-1932.

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