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The Resource Geschlecht Buch des heiligen Reichstatt Nurnberg : darinnen alle alte und newe Adeliche Geschlechte ir Ursprung und Herkunfft, neben Iren Stifftungen sambth Iren Ratsbuch wie viel deren von einem jeden geschlecht in Rat gangen und was Ambter sie bedient wie dan aus Inen der Rat wol von 300 Jaren erwolt worden hierinnen zusamen gebracht wie hernach volget

Geschlecht Buch des heiligen Reichstatt Nurnberg : darinnen alle alte und newe Adeliche Geschlechte ir Ursprung und Herkunfft, neben Iren Stifftungen sambth Iren Ratsbuch wie viel deren von einem jeden geschlecht in Rat gangen und was Ambter sie bedient wie dan aus Inen der Rat wol von 300 Jaren erwolt worden hierinnen zusamen gebracht wie hernach volget

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Geschlecht Buch des heiligen Reichstatt Nurnberg : darinnen alle alte und newe Adeliche Geschlechte ir Ursprung und Herkunfft, neben Iren Stifftungen sambth Iren Ratsbuch wie viel deren von einem jeden geschlecht in Rat gangen und was Ambter sie bedient wie dan aus Inen der Rat wol von 300 Jaren erwolt worden hierinnen zusamen gebracht wie hernach volget
Title
Geschlecht Buch des heiligen Reichstatt Nurnberg
Title remainder
darinnen alle alte und newe Adeliche Geschlechte ir Ursprung und Herkunfft, neben Iren Stifftungen sambth Iren Ratsbuch wie viel deren von einem jeden geschlecht in Rat gangen und was Ambter sie bedient wie dan aus Inen der Rat wol von 300 Jaren erwolt worden hierinnen zusamen gebracht wie hernach volget
Title variation
  • Geschlechte Buch von Nürnberg
  • Geschlecht Buch
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Genre
Language
ger
Summary
Compilation from around 1610 of 81 illustrated genealogies or family histories of the patrician senatorial families of Nuremberg who were eligible for office in the city council (Rath), covering a period of over 400 years, from the end of the 12th century up to the middle of the 14th century.
Cataloging source
CLU
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
Language note
In German
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
This compilation, thought be a second edition of an earlier one from 1590-1600, which was titled Patricii Respublicae Nürenberg, includes an engraved portrait and history of the Kress family, "Die Kressen" on leaf 294; see manuscript index on last two leaves. Two of the 83 families represented in the first edition have been dropped in this edition. For background on the role of patrician families in the government of Nuremberg, see the essay by Alfred Wendehorst, "Nuremberg, the imperial city: from its beginnings to the end of its glory," in the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit catalog Gothic and Renaissance Art in Nuremberg 1300-1550 (New York and Munich, 1986), especially pages 16-18
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Geschlecht Buch des heiligen Reichstatt Nurnberg : darinnen alle alte und newe Adeliche Geschlechte ir Ursprung und Herkunfft, neben Iren Stifftungen sambth Iren Ratsbuch wie viel deren von einem jeden geschlecht in Rat gangen und was Ambter sie bedient wie dan aus Inen der Rat wol von 300 Jaren erwolt worden hierinnen zusamen gebracht wie hernach volget
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  • Bound volume of 81 iron-engraved leaves of portraits each representing a noble Nuremberg family, followed by manuscript leaves containing a history of the family, and tables listing the names of family members who have served as council members or burgomasters ("consules") and assessors ("scabini"), and their years in office
  • Script: written for the most part by a single scribe using Gothic book and cursive scripts on pages the margins of which are double ruled in red. Some of the added notes are dated from the end of the 17th century and early 18th century, possibly in the hand of one of the former owners, Wilhem Kress or Johann Conrad Feuerlein, both members of wealthy Nuremberg families
  • Illustrations: 81 iron-engraved costumed figures representing the patrician families of Nuremberg by the Nuremberg artist Johannes Kaler. The engravings, which have been hand-colored in rich and vibrant colors, each portray a family member in the dress typically worn by members of the Nuremberg aristocracy, and in particular by city officials, standing by his family's coat of arms
  • Includes index
  • Binding: bound in contemporary blind-tooled brown calf boards; concentric double-ruled borders enclosing a central blind-tooled decorative medallion; blind-tooled corner-pieces and spine ornaments; old paper spine label with manuscript title "Geschlechte Buch von Nürnberg, Manuscript;" edges decoratively sprinkled in bands of red, green, and brown. Engraved armorial bookplate on front endleaf of Johann Conrad Feuerlein, and 18th-century lawyer, featuring a bear holding an axe; armorial bookplate on front pastedown of Franz Josef II, Prince of Liechtenstein ("Ex libris Liechtensteinianis"). Rear pastedown contains large engraved armorial and genealogical bookplate dated 1645 of Wilhelm Kress vo[n] Kressenstein and his wife Clara Viatis ("geborne Viatissin"), with family motto "Vulnera Christi credentium voluptas." In modern beige cloth clamshell box
  • Acquired from H.P. Kraus in 1964, as a gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation
  • See also the description of this manuscript in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at the University of California, Los Angeles, compiled by Mirella Ferrari and edited by R.H. Rouse. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1991, p. 148
Dimensions
31 cm (folio)
Extent
369 leaves
Governing access note
Open for research in Library Special Collections, UCLA Library. Please contact Library Special Collections reference desk for paging information
Other physical details
hand-colored illustrations (engravings)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)864760147
  • ucoclc864760147
Terms governing use
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
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Geschlecht Buch des heiligen Reichstatt Nurnberg : darinnen alle alte und newe Adeliche Geschlechte ir Ursprung und Herkunfft, neben Iren Stifftungen sambth Iren Ratsbuch wie viel deren von einem jeden geschlecht in Rat gangen und was Ambter sie bedient wie dan aus Inen der Rat wol von 300 Jaren erwolt worden hierinnen zusamen gebracht wie hernach volget
Publication
Note
  • Bound volume of 81 iron-engraved leaves of portraits each representing a noble Nuremberg family, followed by manuscript leaves containing a history of the family, and tables listing the names of family members who have served as council members or burgomasters ("consules") and assessors ("scabini"), and their years in office
  • Script: written for the most part by a single scribe using Gothic book and cursive scripts on pages the margins of which are double ruled in red. Some of the added notes are dated from the end of the 17th century and early 18th century, possibly in the hand of one of the former owners, Wilhem Kress or Johann Conrad Feuerlein, both members of wealthy Nuremberg families
  • Illustrations: 81 iron-engraved costumed figures representing the patrician families of Nuremberg by the Nuremberg artist Johannes Kaler. The engravings, which have been hand-colored in rich and vibrant colors, each portray a family member in the dress typically worn by members of the Nuremberg aristocracy, and in particular by city officials, standing by his family's coat of arms
  • Includes index
  • Binding: bound in contemporary blind-tooled brown calf boards; concentric double-ruled borders enclosing a central blind-tooled decorative medallion; blind-tooled corner-pieces and spine ornaments; old paper spine label with manuscript title "Geschlechte Buch von Nürnberg, Manuscript;" edges decoratively sprinkled in bands of red, green, and brown. Engraved armorial bookplate on front endleaf of Johann Conrad Feuerlein, and 18th-century lawyer, featuring a bear holding an axe; armorial bookplate on front pastedown of Franz Josef II, Prince of Liechtenstein ("Ex libris Liechtensteinianis"). Rear pastedown contains large engraved armorial and genealogical bookplate dated 1645 of Wilhelm Kress vo[n] Kressenstein and his wife Clara Viatis ("geborne Viatissin"), with family motto "Vulnera Christi credentium voluptas." In modern beige cloth clamshell box
  • Acquired from H.P. Kraus in 1964, as a gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation
  • See also the description of this manuscript in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at the University of California, Los Angeles, compiled by Mirella Ferrari and edited by R.H. Rouse. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1991, p. 148
Dimensions
31 cm (folio)
Extent
369 leaves
Governing access note
Open for research in Library Special Collections, UCLA Library. Please contact Library Special Collections reference desk for paging information
Other physical details
hand-colored illustrations (engravings)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)864760147
  • ucoclc864760147
Terms governing use
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

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