Sale: 491 / Rare Books, Nov. 25. 2019 in Hamburg Lot 120

Conrad Gesner
Tierbuch, Vogelbuch, Fischbuch. 3 Tle. in 1 Band, 1563-1581.
Estimate: € 5,000 / $ 5,500
Lot description
Conrad Gesner
Thierbuch. Vogelbuch. Fischbuch. 3 Werke in 1 Band. Zürich, Chr. Froschauer 1563, 1581 und 1575.

Altkoloriertes Exemplar von Gesners berühmter Enzyklopädie. "It remained the standard reference book even as late as Linné and beyond, because neither Linné nor Ray included illustrations" (PMM).

Sammelband mit den drei selbständig erschienenen Hauptteilen Tierbuch (in erster Ausgabe), Vogelbuch und Fischbuch (jeweils zweite Ausgabe). "An encyclopaedia of contemporary knowledge, intended to replace not only medieval compilations but even Aristotle's work of the same title" (PMM 77). - Unter den schönen Holzschnitten stammt die stilisierte Rhinozeros-Darstellung von Albrecht Dürer.

EINBAND: Neuer Kalblederband über Holzdeckeln mit 2 Schließen. Folio (36 : 23 cm). - ILLUSTRATION: Mit 2 altkolorierten Titelholzschnitten (st. 3) und ca. 1000 altkolorierten und tlw. ganzseitigen Textholzschnitten. - KOLLATION: 3 (st. 4) nn., 171 (st. 172) num. Bll.; 6 nn., 259 (st. 261) num. Bll.; 6 nn., 201 (st. 202) num. Bll. - ZUSTAND: Ohne das Titelbl. des Tierbuchs sowie insges. 4 Textbll. (hs. ersetzt). - Stellenw. mit angeränderten oder hinterl. Randläsuren (bei wenigen Bll. Textverlust; hs. ergänzt), schwach gebräunt und tls. leicht fleckig (nur vereinz. deutlicher), 2 Bll. am Ende mit Knickspuren, letztes Bl. umlaufend beschnitten und aufgezogen (Textverlust).

LITERATUR: VD 16, G 1728, 1735 und 1742. - Nissen 1552 und 1555 sowie Vogelb. 350 und Fischb. 59. - Ley S. 89f.

Gesner's famous encyclopedia in contemporary coloring. The 3 major parts in 1 volume. With 2 (of 3) colored title woodcuts and ca. 1000 colored woodcuts in text partly fullpage. Mod. calf over wooden boards with 2 clasps. - Lacking title of the first part and 4 text leaves (replaced by hand). Partly with remargined or backed defects (affecting text to few leaves), minor browning and staining, 2 leaves at end with creases, last leaf with margins cut-off and completely mounted.


Buyer's premium, taxation and resale right apportionment for Conrad Gesner "Tierbuch, Vogelbuch, Fischbuch. 3 Tle. in 1 Band"
This lot can be purchased subject to differential or regular taxation.

Differential taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 200,000: 32 % buyer's premium
Hammer prices above € 200,000: for the share up to € 200,000: 32%, for the share above € 200,000: 27% buyer's premium
The buyer's premium contains VAT, however, it is not shown.

Regular taxation:
Hammer prices up to € 200,000: 25 % buyer's premium plus statutory sales tax Hammer prices above € 200,000: for the share up to € 200,000: 25%, for the share above € 200.000: 20% buyer's premium, each plus statutory sales tax

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Resale right apportionment:
Objects made by artists who have not died at least 70 years ago are subject to a resale right apportionment of 1.5% plus statutory sales tax.