The Nuremberg Chronicle, despite lacking an actual
title (What's in a Name?), is one of the best documented
early printed books. The links to this section of the web site contain a brief
overview of the men involved in its creation (Author,
Patrons and Publishers, Artists,
Printer) as well as very short introductions to its
genre (Medieval World Histories) and its various editions
(Latin and German Editions, A
Pirated Copy?). A textual and visual survey of the Chronicle's
design and layout features, as well as a selection of its contents, is also
provided (A Guided Tour of the Nuremberg Chronicle).
All copies of the Chronicle are, in a sense, unique. Beloit's colored
copy, for example, has interesting evidence of its different owners' 'relationship'
to their book (Beloit's Copy of the Nuremberg
Chronicle). Finally, for those who wish to explore the Chronicle
further, there is a brief Annotated Bibliography.