Description[Featured Lot]. [Incunabula]. Wilhelm Ludwig Schreiber. Handbuch der Holz- und Metallschnitte des XV Jahrhunderts, Vols. I - VIII. Leipzig: Karl W. Hiersemann, 1926-1930.
First edition thus. Krown & Spellman retail: $800. Complete in eight folio volumes. Rebound in later plastic coated cloth. Some with spines slightly leaning. Extremities gently rubbed. Light foxing to textblock edges, else very good.
"The indispensable study and catalogue of single-leaf woodcuts and metalcuts of the 15th century. V1-6 constitute a revision and amplification of V1-3 of the earlier Manuel (N54). The Handbuch also includes a text volume on the history and technique of the relief print (v.7) and a supplementary volume (v.8)." Arntzen & Rainwater. Arntzen & Rainwater N53. Chamberlin 1553. Bohatta/Hodes 71. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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