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: 68a.---Myller Book Mark - Lion With Pillar]

68a.—Myller Book Mark - Lion With Pillar

Die schöne Marke des Strassburger Druckers Crafft Myller vom Jahre 1537 in Holzschnitt von einem unbekannten Meister. (p. 50) [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: 68b.---Printer's Mark Detail: Cockerel]

68b.—Printer’s Mark Detail: Cockerel

A picture of a cockerel (a rooster) from a woodcut by Jost Amman, a detail from a trade mark for a printer. [more...] [$]

[picture: Jost Ammon's Printer's Mark]

Jost Ammon’s Printer’s Mark

Unten: Jost Amman’s Marke für Sigmund Feyrabend [Feyerabend] in seiner Gesellschaft mit Weigand Hanund George Rab. Eines der frühesten und geistreichsten Signete des Meisters. In Originalgrösse. (p. 50) [more...] [$]

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

68b.—Printer’s Mark Detail: feathered eagle

A picture of an eagle from a woodcut by Jost Amman, a detail from a trade mark for a printer. Actually I am not at all sure what sort of bird it is supposed to represent! [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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