This article is within the scope of WikiProject Visual arts, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of visual arts on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Found a first edition of this book for sale at USD$165,000. Should this be integrated into the article in a section detailing its worth today? Sale page is http://www.abaa.org/books/273263417.html. abaa.org is a reliable and reputable source for rare book sales. Canine virtuoso (talk) 03:35, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
Interesting find. The German edition hence, seems to have an even higher value. Also if you look up for single pages, which are frequently sold on eBay, the German ones tend to have a higher price than those of the Latin version. The reason for this might be, that the way they wrote German back in those days is also of historic value and scientific interest, while Latin is always Latin and few people can read it today fluently. --El bes (talk) 01:27, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
It seems to be the first copy/paste of the History. --Tangopaso (talk) 19:13, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
It was not an uncommon practice, as the engravings were labourous to produce. BTW, one image in the chronicles is used 17 times to show different persons! --Episcophagus (talk) 07:09, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
Woodcuts, please! This is covered in the text: the total 1809 illustrations used about 645 actual different images. Johnbod (talk) 11:55, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
Of corse, woodcuts . English is not ny first language and sometimes... well... I get the wrong word. --Episcophagus (talk) 19:48, 16 October 2012 (UTC)
This article states the work has "336 pages". Presumably in error for 326.It actually has 326 or possibly (including blanks seldom present) 328 LEAVES; i.e. 652 (possibly 656) pages. It is not paginated, but foliated in Roman numerals. The number of woodcuts depends on whether the many strips of portraits cartouched together are considered separate cuts; Copinger (reviser of Hain) states it has "over 2500" - images presumably. The figure 1809 is NOT the total, but the number of different cuts. It is usually stated that there are 1164 repeats, giving a total of 2973. Although attaining high sale prices, this work is undoubtedly the commonest of all extant incunabula, and recent additional entries to the cited ISTC locations require the production run to be revised - some estimates are c 10,000 copies printed. Omitting lost and destroyed copies plus fragments, a current (2014) count is approximately 1136 existing copies of the 1493 Latin edition, plus 376 for the 1493 German. And in addition, for the three pirated Augsburg editions : Latin 1497 211 copies, and German 1496 82, 1500 64. Total c1869 copies. Since this is a late incunable, and probably cherished, more than the usual proportion have probably survived. However, a print run of below 3000 to 5000 is unlikely. Several institutions have ten or more copies. I suspect that rising prices have encouraged more or less modern hand-colouring.220.127.116.11 (talk) 07:33, 22 March 2014 (UTC)