A revised edition of the author’s Nachrichten von Franckfurter Künstlern und Kunst-Sachen (Frankfurt am Main 1780), containing in its first part biographical notices of Frankfurt painters, printmakers, sculptors, architects, goldsmiths, and other craftsmen, and in the “Anhang” extensive descriptions of local public and private collections, together with a list of engraved portraits of Frankfurt artists. Hüsgen dedicates the new edition to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, cites one of Goethe’s etchings (”Landschaft mit altem Turm”, 1769), and in the appendix describes the collections in the family home (”bey Frau Rath Goehte, auf dem grosen Hirschgraben”) and mentions nine engraved portraits of Goethe. Although copies are in the principal German libraries, the book is not widely held elsewhere.
Five volumes (24 cm), I (1872): xiv, (2) 448 pp. II (1872): (6) 424 (2) pp. III (1872): (6), 393 (1) pp. IV (1874): (6) 370 pp. V (1878): (8) 412 pp. Uniformly bound in contemporary dark brown half-morocco, top edges gilt. - In this set, volumes I-III are reprints of the original editions (1864-1866), newly edited by R. Weigel; volumes IV-V are in original editions. ¶ Provenance: E.P. Goldschmidt (1887-1954); sale by Christie's, The stock and reference library of E.P. Goldschmidt and Co. Ltd, London, 8-9 July 1993, lot 292. Very good copy.
Two volumes (30.5 cm), I (The life and art of Albert Dürer): x (2), 311 (1) pp., including frontispiece, text illustrations. Addenda slip loosely inserted. II (Handlist, concordances, and illustrations): xxxvi, 206 (2) pp., frontispiece, 325 illustrations. 1734 catalogue entries. Uniform publisher’s black cloth, title lettered in gilt on spine, and Dürer’s monogram stamped in gilt on upper covers. - First edition of this classic work, with the “Handlist” and “Concordance” omitted in the fourth (1955) and later editions. The prints (nos. 108-456) are organised by medium, then by whether listed by Bartsch and Passavant (or not), and again by subject matter. See Jeffrey Chipps Smith, “Panofsky’s Dürer” in Dürer, l’Italia e l’Europa, edited by Sybille Ebert-Schifferer and Kristina Herrmann-Fiore (Milan 2011), pp.186-193. ¶ Good copy.
(24 cm), 352 pp., with numerous text illustrations, 104 p. of plates, 12 leaves of advertisements. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. ¶ Lamination on wrappers peeling from spine, as often. Good, unmarked copy.
Three volumes (25 cm), I (1963): 115 pp.,  leaves of plates. II (1966): xx, 245 pp., 409 illustrations. III (1972): 189 pp., 104 illustrations. Uniform publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jackets. - Catalogue raisonné of the drawings and paintings, single-sheet prints and “minor” book illustrations of Matthaeus Merian the Elder (1593-1650). In the last volume, nos. 1-56 describe the books published by Merian containing illustrations produced by himself, as well as those by other artists; nos. 57a-108 describe books illustrated with etchings by Merian and published by others; nos. 109-37 describe books issued by Merian’s heirs as including the works by Merian, but which are not now considered to contain any illustrations by him or his followers. The final two chapters are devoted to books listed in Merian’s catalogues which Wuthrich has been unable to trace, and books containing illustrations with doubtful attributions to Merian. Two further volumes treating “Die großen Buchpublikationen” (biblical, historical, and topographical illustrations) have since been published (Hamburg: Hoffmann und Campe, 1993-1996). ¶ Very good, unmarked copies.
Two volumes (24 cm), I (Text): 136 pp. II (Bildband): 173 (3) pp., 296 illustrations. Uniform publisher’s printed wrappers. - Descriptive catalogue of 854 woodcut book illustrations produced by Hans Leonhard Schäufelein (1480-1540), with bibliographical descriptions of the books in which they appeared. ¶ As new.
Two volumes (29.5 cm), I (1974): (2) 147 (1). 223 catalogue entries. Publisher’s cloth, printed lettering-piece. II (1984): lxiii, 813 pp., five illustrations on inserted folded leaves. Errata slip loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers, plain grey cloth spine. - A monumental survey of book illustration in Basel, with many new attributions, dates, and interpretations. Describes works by the Master DS (Daniel Schwegler?), Urs Graf, Hans and Ambrosius Holbein, Konrad Schnitt, the Master GZ, Hans Franck, Franz Gerster, Hans Herbster, and others; also surveys anonymous works including single-leaf prints. First edition of volume I (reprinted in 1983, as ISBN 9783859530133). ¶ Excellent, unmarked set, with minimal traces of use and no marks of ownership.
Two volumes (24 cm), 844 pp. (consecutively paginated), 25 colour, 242 text illustrations. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Ambitious exhibition of about 130 paintings, 50 drawings and more than 200 engravings by Cranach, his workshop and his sons, Hans and Lucas. “Cranach-Buchgraphik der Reformationszeit” (pp.307-399). ¶ Fine copy.
(29 cm), xii, 240 (4) pp., frontispiece, 181 plates with 1295 illustrations. Publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jacket. - Catalogue of over 1000 etchings and engravings produced by Solis and nine assistants (four of whom were his own sons), mostly prints of ornament, and of these the majority specifically for goldsmiths and jewellers. ¶ Lamination on dust jacket starting to peel, two tears (each 1-2 cm); internally a fresh, unmarked copy.
(25.5 cm), 105 pp. (1 folded), illustrations. Price list loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed boards. - Catalogue of a collection of prints by Hans Sebald Beham (1500-1550) and his family assembled by Captain Gordon Wright Nowell-Usticke (1894-1978), an Englishman long resident in the United States. The sale realised £62,675, with 1% unsold (sale report in The Times, 29 June 1978, p.20; James Roundell, “Hans Sebald Beham Prints from the Nowell-Usticke Collection” in Christie's review of the season – 1978, London 1978, p.123). Nowell-Usticke's collection of Rembrandt prints was dispersed at Parke-Bernet, on 31 October and 1 November 1967, 30 April 1968, and 6 May 1969. ¶ Minor shelf wear; otherwise a very good, unmarked copy.
(25 × 18 cm), xii, 554 pp., plus  leaves of plates (some in colour). Publisher’s cloth, dust jacket. - A voluminous catalogue devoted to Niklaus Manuel Deutsch (1484-1530) and to art in Bern around 1500. Prominence is given to his drawn oeuvre (some ninety sheets, most preserved in the Kunstmuseum in Basel), including fine clair-obscur studies and designs for stained glass. ¶ Excellent, unmarked copy.
London & Vaduz, British Museum Publications Limited / Quarto Press, 1980
Two volumes (25 cm), I: x (2), 568 pp., 15 leaves of plates. II: viii (2), 450; 38 (2) pp., 21 leaves of plates. Uniform publisher’s cloth. - Facsimile reprint of Dodgson’s catalogue of German woodcuts 1501-1550 in the British Museum (London 1903-1911), a continuation of Willshire’s descriptive catalogue of early German and Flemish prints in the British Museum (published 1879-1883). Also reprinted are Adalbert Lauter’s separately printed index and concordance to Schreiber (Munich: Verlag der Münchner Drucke, 1925). ¶ Excellent copy.
(28 cm), xiv, 281 (1) pp., illustrations. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Exhibition of prints and selected drawings of Hans Baldung Grien, one of the most compelling artists of the German Renaissance and Dürer’s most distinguished pupil. Three essays (by Alan Shestack, Charles W. Talbot, and Linda C. Hults) place the artist’s work in context. ¶ Fine, unmarked copy.
(31.5 cm), xiii (3), 352 pp. Publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jacket. - Catalogue of 2,043 prints by, 48 after, the German printmaker Daniel Nikolaus Chodowiecki (1726-1801), based on the collection of Wilhelm Heinrich Maximilian, Burggraf zu Dohna-Schlobitten (1773-1845). It serves as a concordance to Wilhelm Engelmann’s Catalogue raisonné (1857; Nachträge, by Gustav Parthey, 1859-1860). First edition. ¶ Pencil ownership inscription of Jörg Schäfer on pastedown; his sale, by Zisska & Kistner, Auktion 30, Munich, 28-31 October 1997, lot 2282. Fine copy.
(28 cm), xiv, 237 (1) pp., 120 illustrations. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Exhibition of 88 drawings by 64 artists, accompanied by a long historical introduction by Kaufmann (pp.3-30). Detailed review by Joaneath A. Spicer, in Master Drawings, volume 22 (1984), pp.320-328. ¶ Very good, unmarked copy.
(31 cm), xiv, 322 pp., illustrations. Publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jacket. - A very useful book, particularly strong in the graphic arts, discussing 213 works by forty-six different artists (the last major artist treated is Christoph Jamnitzer, who died in 1618). The great majority are prints and illustrated books, lent by North American collections, supplemented by twenty-one works loaned by museums in Nuremberg. ¶ Fine, unmarked copy.