Die Bücher-Ornamentik Der Renaissance (Vol II.) (page 1/2)

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Engravings from “Die Bücher-Ornamentik Der Renaissance” (Book-Ornament of the Renaissance) by A. F. Butsch, Leipzig, 1878. Alfred Butsch was a famous bookseller and a collecter of antiquarian books; the engraved plates in the book reproduce illustrations from early printed books.

I bought my copy of this book from a bookseller in Germany; there is also a fac simile by Dover, but the reproduction is not of the highest quality, so these images are better, if very incomplete.

See also Vol I which I bought separately).

Title: Die Bücher-Ornamentik Der Renaissance (Vol II.)

Author: Butsch, A. F.

Published by: Verlag von G. Hirth

City: Leipzig

Date: 1881

Total items: 11

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: 8.---Title Page from De Studio Literarum (1536)]

8.—Title Page from De Studio Literarum (1536)

Title page from “De Studio Literarum...” published in 1536 in Paris by Jodocus Badius and printed by Michael Vascosanus, illustrated by Oronce Finé (or Oronce Fine, or Orontius Finæus in Latin). The central woodcut shows a printing office; the twisted perspective is deliberate, and [...]Prelum Ascensianum appear over the press, the name of Baudius’ printing house (Prelum being the Latin word for a printing-press). [more...] [$]

[picture: 68b.---Printer's Mark Detail: Angel]

68b.—Printer’s Mark Detail: Angel

A trumpeting angel from a woodcut by Jost Amman, a detail from a trade mark for a printer. [more...] [$]

[picture: 6. Title Page: Orontii Quadrans Astrolabicus Omnibus]

6. Title Page: Orontii Quadrans Astrolabicus Omnibus

A beautiful engraved Celtic knotwork-style border surrounds this title-page from a 1534 mathematical text-book by Oronce Finé (given here as Orontii Finei), who may also have made the design. Inset into the border are various figures representing astronomy (or astrology), music, geography, arithmetic, Pythagoras, Orpheus (?), Euclid and, at the bottom [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 68b.---Printer's Mark Detail: Jost Ammon Cherub 1]

68b.—Printer’s Mark Detail: Jost Ammon Cherub 1

A cherub from a woodcut by Jost Amman, a detail from a trade mark for a printer. The cherub has a long festoon, wings, and proffers a laurel wreath, signifying victory. [more...] [$]

[picture: 8.---Detail: Printing Page Woodcut]

8.—Detail: Printing Page Woodcut

Detail from a title page printed in 1536, depicting the printing office of Jodocus Baudius, the Ascension Press, and three of the people working there. It’s possible one of the figures is Baudius himself. [more...] [$]


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Engravings from “Die Bücher-Ornamentik Der Renaissance” (Book-Ornament of the Renaissance) by A. F. Butsch, Leipzig, 1878. Alfred Butsch was a famous bookseller and a collecter of antiquarian books; the engraved plates in the book reproduce illustrations from early printed books.

I bought my copy of this book from a bookseller in Germany; there is also a fac simile by Dover, but the reproduction is not of the highest quality, so these images are better, if very incomplete.

See also Vol I which I bought separately).


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