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||Tooled in blind; Tooled in gold
||Armorial; Religious miscellaneous; Heads in medallions; Floral
||Kress of Kressenstein, Johann Wilhelm
||Chronica Der Löblichen Reichstatt Nüremberg, anno AD 801 - 1599 c. 1630
Paper 504 folios (written) + 20 unwritten folios at end.
||Full late 16th / early 17th century pigskin over wooden boards (320 x 212 x 109 mm), with the gold tooled (faded) initials of the owner H W K V K S (initials of Kress) above middle field, dated 1630; with armorial of Kress family in gold placed in diamond; sewn on 4 raised double cords; endbands present; 4 corner pieces present on > both covers; lance-shaped catch plates of 2 former hookclasp fasteners preserved (all metal pieces from Nuremberg).