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Auction: Valuable Books and Manuscripts
was auctioned on: 11 July 2018
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BEHAM, Hans Sebald (1500-1550). Biblisch

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000
ca. US$6,603 - US$10,566
Price realised:  £15,000
ca. US$19,811
Lot number 147, Views: 40

BEHAM, Hans Sebald (1500-1550). Biblisch historien, figürlich fürgebildet . Frankfurt: Christian Egenolff, 1533 [but 1534]. First edition of Beham's biblical illustrations, complete with 80 cuts and in a Renaissance binding. Beham, believed to have been a student of Albrecht Dürer was the most prolific Kleinmeister of German engraving. His small, highly accomplished designs are of great rarity on the market. USTC 616760; VD16 B-1472. Quarto (187 x 134mm). Title within decorative woodcut border, 80 woodcut scenes each beneath a short biblical quotation (a few leaves spotted and lightly browned, marginal wormholes). Contemporary German blindstamped calf with border of medallion portraits (neatly rebacked, worn at corners). Provenance : Benedictus Magnard (early inscription on front pastedown) – J. Choul (inscription) – stamp erased from title – Schweinfurt, Otto Schäfer (monogram on rear pastedown).

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Valuable Books and Manuscripts
Date of the auction: 11 Jul 2018 - 11 Jul 2018
Address: Christie's