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    Albert Schramm's Monumental Work on German Incunabula

    Albert Schramm. Der Bilderschmuck der Frühdrucke. Leipzig: Karl W. Hiersemann, 1920-1933 [and:] Stuttgart: Anton Hiersemann, 1981-1986. Complete set, mixed editions. Seventeen folio volumes are first editions, six folio volumes are facsimiles of later years. Together, twenty-three folio volumes. Approximately 16.5 x 13.25 inches. Extensively illustrated. Firsts are bound in similar quarter dark green morocco over marbled boards, spines lettered in gilt. Four volumes still in plain paper jackets. Facsimiles are in original wrappers, one of which has a twelve inch horizontal razor cut across its front cover, diminishing in affect to the first seven leaves. Some moderate wear or soiling to first editions, mild rubbing to facsimiles. Generally, a very good set, with complete text.
    First editions of the following years: 1920, 1921 (two volumes), 1922, 1923 (three volumes), 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, and 1934. Facsimiles for the following years: 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1943. Volumes not published during 1925, 1939, 1941, 1942.

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