Block Books from Bavarian Collections

Block Books from Bavarian Collections

Block books or xylographs are illustrated books of a relatively small volume, crafted in the 15th century in a wood-cutting procedure. They mark a transition from illuminated manuscripts to illustrated printed books. They belong to the rarest and consequently most valuable collectibles of libraries. On a worldwide scale libraries hold around 600 copies of around 100 editions of 33 different works. Until today block books pose many questions to researchers in the fields of historical bibliography, art history and philology regarding the age of the individual prints, their regional origin and their classification regarding the traditions of handwritten and graphically printed text and image publication. However, scholarly research into block books is further complicated by their highly problematic conservation state. Since the paper sheets are frequently damaged by colour corrosion, the books can be made physically available to scholars for perusal only by way of exception.

It is the aim of the project to describe the extensive holdings of block books in 14 Bavarian collections (of libraries as well as museums, funded by the state, the church or privately) on an elaborate bibliographic level, and to produce comprehensive, high-quality digital reproductions and make them publicly available.Within a period of three years more than 90 block books and fragments of block books are digitised and catalogued mostly for the first time.

Realised in cooperation with:


Hofbibliothek Aschaffenburg
Staats- und Stadtbibliothek Augsburg
Staatsbibliothek Bamberg
Universitätsbibliothek Erlangen
Pfarrei St. Martin Kaufbeuren
Stadtbibliothek Memmingen
Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München
Universitätsbibliothek München
Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg
Kirchen-Kapitelsbibliothek Schwabach
Bibliothek Otto Schäfer Schweinfurt
Universitätsbibliothek Würzburg

Weitere Blockbuchsammlungen im Internet

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg:

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Biblia pauperum

[Niederlande oder Niederrhein] 1465
Ramsen, Antiquariat Tenschert -- Biblia pauperum-1465

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Biblia pauperum

[Niederlande oder Niederrhein] 1465
Ramsen, Antiquariat Tenschert -- Biblia pauperum-1465§Wasserzeichen

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Biblia pauperum

[Nördlingen] 1470
Nürnberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum -- SuD 584 Kapsel 8§Wasserzeichen

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Passio

[Nürnberg (?)] 1444
Nürnberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum -- StN 13809-13833 Kapsel 1450 (Eigentum der Stadt Nürnberg)

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Konrad Kachelofen 

Kalender

Leipzig 1490
Nürnberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum -- HB 8827 Kapsel 1240

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Historia sanctae crucis

[Belgien oder Oberrhein?] 1460
Nürnberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum -- H 6411 und 6412 Kapsel 8

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Johannes <Evangelist> 

Apocalypsis

[Deutschland] 1465
Nürnberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum -- H 5781 Kapsel 8

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Aelius Donatus 

Ars minor

Ulm 1476
Nürnberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum -- SuD 585 Kapsel 8

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Biblia pauperum

[Nördlingen] 1470
Nürnberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum -- SuD 584 Kapsel 8

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Historia sanctae crucis

[Belgien oder Oberrhein?] 1460
Nürnberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum -- H 6411 und 6412 Kapsel 8§Wasserzeichen

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Ars moriendi

[Niederlande] 1476
Pommersfelden, Schloss Weissenstein, Schlossbibliothek Schönborn, GK 5

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Passio

[Nürnberg (?)] 1444
Nürnberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum -- StN 13809-13833 Kapsel 1450§Wasserzeichen (Eigentum d. Stadt Nürnberg)

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Der Antichrist und die fünfzehn Zeichen vor dem ....

[Süddeutschland (Schwaben?)] 1465
München, Graphische Sammlung -- 118325-118354§Wasserzeichen

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Johannes <Apostolus> 

Apokalypse

[Niederlande] 1465
München, Graphische Sammlung -- 10773 a§Wasserzeichen

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Franciscus <de Retza> 

Defensorium inviolatae virginitatis Mariae

[Nördlingen] 1470
München, Graphische Sammlung -- 10773 b§Wasserzeichen

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Franciscus <de Retza> 

Defensorium inviolatae virginitatis Mariae

[Nördlingen] 1470
München, Graphische Sammlung -- 10773 c§Wasserzeichen

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Canticum canticorum

[Deutschland] 1469
München, Universitätsbibliothek -- Cim. 48§Wasserzeichen

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Franciscus <de Retza> 

Defensorium inviolatae virginitatis Mariae

[Nördlingen] 1470
München, Universitätsbibliothek -- Cim. 49§Wasserzeichen

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Ars moriendi

[Süddeutschland] 1480
München, Graphische Sammlung -- 10773 d§Wasserzeichen

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Johannes Regiomontanus 

Kalender

[Nürnberg] 1474
München, Universitätsbibliothek -- Cim. 40§Wasserzeichen (= 2° Xylogr. 11)

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Johannes <Apostolus> 

Apokalypse

[Deutschland] 1468
München, Universitätsbibliothek -- Cim. 45§Wasserzeichen

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Johannes <Apostolus> 

Apokalypse

[Niederlande] 1465
München, Universitätsbibliothek -- Cim. 45a§Wasserzeichen

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Ars memorandi notabilis p[er] figuras ewangelistar[um]

[Süddeutschland?] 1470
München, Universitätsbibliothek -- Cim. 47a§Wasserzeichen

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Biblia pauperum

[Nürnberg] 1472
München, Universitätsbibliothek -- Cim. 50§Wasserzeichen

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Der Antichrist und die fünfzehn Zeichen vor dem ....

[Süddeutschland (Schwaben?)] 1465
München, Universitätsbibliothek -- Cim. 46§Wasserzeichen

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Ars memorandi per figuras evangelistarum

[Süddeutschland?] 1470
München, Universitätsbibliothek -- Cim. 47§Wasserzeichen

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Ars moriendi

[Süddeutschland (Ulm?)] 1475
München, Universitätsbibliothek -- Cim. 51§Wasserzeichen

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Speculum humanae salvationis

[Niederlande] 1468
München, Universitätsbibliothek -- Cim. 52§Wasserzeichen


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