Mayer, Moritz Maximilian. Des alten Nürnbergs Sitten und Gebräuche in Freud und Leid.

Nuremberg, Johann Jakob Lechner, 1831-1836.

4to. Pts. I/1, II/1, and III/1 (= all published) in 1 vol. 47, 48, 16 pp. With 33 (30 coloured) engraved plates (some folding). Contemp. marbled boards.


Only edition. "Now rare collection" (cf. Hayn/G.). Contains the Nuremberg "Schembart" play, a carnival masque with 20 coloured zinc engravings, edited from old mss. Other items include various treatises on the history of Nuremberg and a book of Nuremberg costumes (with 10 coloured engravings). Only the first issue of each of the three parts saw publication.

All costumes are pictured in beautiful original colour; also includes a facsimile of Martin Luther's "Praise of Music".

Some browning and brownstaining (mainly concerning the endpapers); 2 plates are loosened. No other complete copy listed in auction records of the last decades.

Lipperheide Dfe 19. Hayn/Gotendorf V, 427. Pfeiffer 33848, 33792 und 33958.