Schunke (Ilse), 1892-1979

Studien zum Bilderschmuck der deutschen Renaissance-Einbande (Beiträge zum Buch- und Bibliothekswesen, 8)

Wiesbaden, Otto Harrassowitz, 1959
(25.5 cm), viii, 151 (1) pp., 8 line-block illustrations in the text. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - A collection of seven essays, most dealing with the influence of book illustration on the designs used by the cutters of bookbinders rolls. In “Urs Graf und der frühe Rollenschnitt” Schunke attributes twenty-eight rolls found on Basel bindings with designs by Urs Graf, some derived from the 1492 Basel edition of Brant’s Narrenschiff. In “Das Aufkommen vergoldeter Bildplatten” she associates the gilt title-lettering used by Nuremberg binders of Koberger’s incunables with panels probably engraved by Hans Burgkmair. “Der Einfluss der Buchillustration auf den Rollenschnitt” deals with the evolution of the heads-in-medallion rolls and hunting-scene rolls, the latter derived from designs in printed lace pattern books. “Der Stecher des Buchführers Eisengrein” is an account of seven rolls which may be attributed to an engraver who worked for the Speyer bookbinder, Eisengrein; “Die Kleinmeister und der Einbandschmuck” discusses rolls and panels used at Tubingen in the mid-16th century, and identifies the artists whose work the roll-cutters copied. “Der Bilderschmuck der Otto-Heinrich-Bände” traces the sources of the designs of the panels, hand-tools, and rolls used on bindings from the Elector Palatine’s library; “Das Werk des Meisters NP” records the panels and rolls (over 130) by the most prolific of all German 16th-century roll cutters. B.H. Breslauer, The Uses of bookbinding literature (New York 1986), p.29. ¶ Very good, unmarked copy.
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