Los Angeles: Plantin Press for Dawson's Book Shop, 1950. Tall quarto. 62pp. One of 300 copies printed by the Plantin Press for Dawson's Book Shop. The leaf is from the portion of the Chronicle on the sixth age of the world. It bears two woodcuts on the recto and six on the verso, each presenting a portrait of a monarch, bishop, or other significant figures to accompany a corresponding biography. The recto has two three-line initials and the verso has seven. The leaf is taken not from the more commonly encountered 1493 Nuremberg edition, but from the "pirated" 1497 Augsburg edition. The volume itself is illustrated with an opening decorative initial and numerous reproductions of the original woodcuts, including the well-known Dance of Death. Ellen Shaffer's extensive essay offers a history of the Nuremberg Chronicle, along with a census of copies in North America of its fifteenth-century editions. Some staining to bottom of leaf with minor wear along fore-edge. Some minor rubbing to extremities and a small tear at top gutter of front paste-down, else a fine copy in blue pictorial cloth boards. Duplicate unsewn gathering of front matter from half-title through acknowledgements laid in. Bookplate. Item #27653
(BCC #20; Chalmers 103, pp. 83-84).