Schunke (Ilse), 1892-1979

Leben and Werk Jakob Krauses

Leipzig, Insel Verlag, 1943
(29.5 cm), 150 (2) pp., with 102 text illustrations, frontispiece (in colour; tissue guardsheet present), 30 plates. Publisher’s cloth-backed, marbled paper boards. - A classic study of Jakob Krause (1526/27-1585), the most accomplished German binder of the Renaissance. “Schunke’s monograph is a model of what such a study can and should be” (E.P. Goldschmidt, reviewing her book in The Library, March 1946, pp.311-312). ¶ Tiny chip to cloth spine. Excellent, unmarked copy.