German Book,1450-1750

Overview

Twenty-six of the world's most eminent scholars in the field of historical bibliography have drawn extensively on the extraordinary depth and richness of the British Library's holdings of early printed books from the German-speaking countries to bring together this volume of essays in honour of David L. Paisey, recently retired curator of German books, whose highly acclaimed five-volume Catalogue of Books Printed in the German-speaking Countries and of German Books Printed in other Countries from 1601-1700 now in...
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Overview

Twenty-six of the world's most eminent scholars in the field of historical bibliography have drawn extensively on the extraordinary depth and richness of the British Library's holdings of early printed books from the German-speaking countries to bring together this volume of essays in honour of David L. Paisey, recently retired curator of German books, whose highly acclaimed five-volume Catalogue of Books Printed in the German-speaking Countries and of German Books Printed in other Countries from 1601-1700 now in the British Library was published in 1994. The essays explore a wide range of aspects of German book production from 1450 to 1750 and underline the centrality of the British Library's collections for current European research in the history of the book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780712304047
  • Publisher: British Library, The
  • Publication date: 6/28/1995
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Notes on contributors
Abbreviations
Editors' introduction 1
The second disturbance in quire F: an unsolved mystery in Fust and Schoffer's Psalterium Benedictinum of 1459 9
An early eighteenth-century sale of Mainz incunabula by the Frankfurt Dominicans 23
News from Portugal in 1506 and 1507, as printed by Johann Weissenburger in Nuremberg 31
'Caveat lector!' Edward Schroder's 'facsimile' of the 1515 Strasbourg edition of Till Eulenspiegel and the consequences for scholarship 45
New light on the presses of Adam Dyon and Kaspar Libisch in Breslau (1518-1540) 61
Durer's Kleine Passion and a Venetian blockbook 81
Physicians and publishers: the translation of medical works in sixteenth-century Basle 95
Sixteenth-century German Bohemica in the British Library 111
The Antwerp edition of the works of Baptista Mantuanus of 1576 and Johannes Lucienberger of Frankfurt am Main 123
Two German strays in Italy 137
German funeral books and the genre of the festival description: a parallel development 145
A German-Dutch tapestry: some early seventeenth-century Dutch publications with German connections: Henrick van Haestens of Leiden and Jan Jansz of Arnhem 161
Who printed the text of the Hortus Eystettensis? 185
Christian Cunrad's Hirten Gesprach 193
A man of many parts: some thoughts on the career of Christian Brehme, student, soldier, courtier, librarian, burghermaster, poet 203
Arcadian semiotics: the visual poetry of Sigmund von Birken (1626-81) 213
The publication of a seventeenth-century bestseller: Sigmund von Birken's Der Donau-Strand (1664) 233
Festival books for religious occasions 247
Research on early German dissertations: a report on work in progress 259
Konrad Philipp Limmer (1658-1730): a neglected polymath 269
The 'Splendid Library' of the Counts of Auersperg in Ljubljana 285
The House of Weidmann in Leipzig and the eighteenth-century importation of English books into Germany 299
Joseph Downing and the publication of Pietist literature in England, 1705-1734 319
Almanacks and poltergeists: Gottfried Kisling's interleaved Osznabruckscher Stiffts-Calender (1713-1739) 333
The baroque sermon, illustrated by a collection from Austria and neighbouring territories 345
Publications by David L. Paisey 361
Index 367
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