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Ruxner, Georg; Amman, Jost; Melchior, Johan .
Thurnier Buch. Von Anfang, Ursachen, Ursprung und Herkommen der Thurnier im Heyligen Romischen Reich Teutscher Nation, wie viel offentlicher Landthurnier von Keyser Heinrich dem Ersten dieses Namens an biss auff den jetztregierenden Keyser Maximilianden Andern und in welchen Stetten die alle gehalten Alles jetzunder von neuwem zusammen getragen, mit schonen neuwen Figuren, sonderlich auch der adelischen Wappen, auffs schonest zugericht .
Getruckt zu Franckfurt am Mayn: Bey Georg Raben in Verlegung Sigmund Feyrabends und Simon Huters, MDLXVI [1566]. Three parts in one volume, small folio, external size 323x208mm, pp: title page, vi,iv,I-CCXLIII,vi; title page, vi,I-LXXXI, A-Z6, AA-SS6, included in the pagination are title pages to parts 2 & 3, printed in german gothic black letter, full page and double columns, title printed in red and black with a large woodcut vignette of the Emperor's court, verso blank. Illustrated throughout with large woodcuts of tournaments and other festivities, & a double page woodcut of a tournament between Eiii & Eiiii as called for - cut close to fore-edge margin but not affecting image. Numerous woodcut coats of arms, many with contemporary hand colouring in red, black, beige, occasional purple & green, often crudely executed, the Dedication on pp ii-iv, ("Vorrede") to Ferdinand archduke of Austria, pp iv after the Dedication includes the address 'An die gestrengen Edien ' both signed by Sigmund Feyerabend and dated 1566 & the following leaf with woodcut vignette of Victory with Latin verses by Hartmann Schopper, verso blank. The illustrations depict jousting tournaments, and also banquets, music-making, courtship and festivities that went along with the tournaments and military marches and activity that were the real impetus for the tournament and its particular culture. Bound in full ornate blind stamped pigskin over wooden boards, with date 1568 to front board and the contents recased at a later date, with clasps mounted on leather, raised bands & repair to tail of spine & re … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Offa's Dyke Books [LUDLOW, SALOP, United Kingdom]
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