Leipzig: Schriftenverteilung für die Gesellschaft durch R. Haupt, 1907. Atlas folio, loose as issued. Title-page printed in red and black (small ink mark) + 30 full-page plates. Excellent condition. Item #3236
Vol. 1, Fascicle 1, containing the first 30 plates from one of the great facsimiles of specimen pages of incunabula. Of great interest to students of incunabula and their teachers.
Herein are reproductions of 15th century printed pages, each one depicted in full (not reduced); below appear their respective ALPHABETS in the original fonts of type, all identified and classified. The work was issued to illustrate Haebler's 5-volume "Typenrepertorium" (1904-1925) as well as the emerging "Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke." Our Fascicle 1 contains 30 such plates, with reproductions of pages from the presses well-known and little-known, such as Anton Sorg and Johann Schonsperger (Augsburg), Cornelis van Zierikzee and also the Printer of the 1487 Elegant. XX praecepta (Cologne), Wolfgang Schenck, Paul von Hachenburg, and Heidericus & Marcus Ayrer (Erfurt), Friedrich Misch and Heinrich Knoblochtzer (Heidelberg), and others.