Swiss Chronicle (1586)

Stumpf, Johann Rudolph.

Gemeiner loblicher Eydgnoschaft Stetten, Landen und Völckern Chronicwirdiger thaaten beschreibung.

Published: Zurich: Froschauer.

Date: 1586

Folio. 13 parts in one volume; 7ll., 1l. (blank), 22ll. (Register), DCCXXXII i.e. 732ll.; five double-page maps (Europe, Germany, France, Switzerland, the “Eydgnoschafft” ), thirteen section titles with woodcut armorial borders, numerous woodcut maps and illustrations to text of town views, historical events, portraits medallions, animals, and coats of arms; occasional minor age-toning, small ink stain to leaf XXXVIII, previous owners’ inscriptions erased or crossed through on front fixed endpaper, MS inscription “Vivit post funera Virtus” to front fixed endpaper, else very good in 17th c. tooled vellum on wood boards, brass clasps, boards with pannelled tooling and centrally placed vignette surrounded by figures representing the Christian virtues, MS title to paper label on spine, a little discolouration to lower board but in all a handsome copy of this important work.

Bibliography
Wäber 19; Perret 4160.

Condition
Very good.

£19500

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