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The Resource Schempart Buech : darin zu finden in was Klaidtung und Manir die Geselschafften sein ausz gelauffen zu Fassnacht zeiten von 1449 Jar an bis auf 1539 und was sich in einem jeden Jar begeben hatt auch der Meserer und Menschen dann

Schempart Buech : darin zu finden in was Klaidtung und Manir die Geselschafften sein ausz gelauffen zu Fassnacht zeiten von 1449 Jar an bis auf 1539 und was sich in einem jeden Jar begeben hatt auch der Meserer und Menschen dann

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Schempart Buech : darin zu finden in was Klaidtung und Manir die Geselschafften sein ausz gelauffen zu Fassnacht zeiten von 1449 Jar an bis auf 1539 und was sich in einem jeden Jar begeben hatt auch der Meserer und Menschen dann
Title
Schempart Buech
Title remainder
darin zu finden in was Klaidtung und Manir die Geselschafften sein ausz gelauffen zu Fassnacht zeiten von 1449 Jar an bis auf 1539 und was sich in einem jeden Jar begeben hatt auch der Meserer und Menschen dann
Title variation
  • Schempartbuech
  • Schoenbartbuch
  • Nuremberg carnival book
  • Book of masks
Contributor
Donor
Former owner
Subject
Genre
Language
ger
Summary
Schempartbuech (High German spelling "Schoenbartbuch"), or "Book of Masks," an illustrated chronicle of the butcher guild's participation in the Fassnacht festival during the years 1449-1539, and 1600, written and compiled in Nuremberg in the late 16th century, or 1600 for the third centennial of the Nuremberg city council.
Additional physical form
Electronic version of the manuscript available in "Digital Collections" on the UCLA Library webpage: http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/viewer/viewer.do?projectNo=123&arkId=21198/zz000sdcsf.
Cataloging source
CLU
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
In German
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
First folios contain both verse and prose chronicle about the origins of the Schempartlauf. Yearly entries are presented as a bifolium, with text on one page, and full-page illustration of costume worn that year on facing page. The book concludes with 5 double folios depicting various activities of the Fassnacht, including a full pageant street scene. Description for individual years includes name of leader or leaders, number of men under him, route of procession, and description of the costume. The origin of the Schempart manuscripts as a distinct group of manuscripts is generally unknown. Certain characteristics are shared among all the known extant manuscripts--about 50--and the present manuscript contains all the material that Sumberg and Roller cite for typical Schempart books; see S.L. Sumberg, The Nuremberg Schembart carnival (New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1941); and H.-U. Roller, Der Nü̈rnberger Schembartlauf (Tübingen: Tübinger Vereinigung für Volkskunde e. V., 1965. The additional material present in this manuscript--possibly unique to this manuscript-- describes events such as wars or natural disasters, and names of enemies and distinguished visitors to the city that year. The illustrations are identical in outline to those in most of the other Schempart manuscripts, although some colors and small details may vary
Label
Schempart Buech : darin zu finden in was Klaidtung und Manir die Geselschafften sein ausz gelauffen zu Fassnacht zeiten von 1449 Jar an bis auf 1539 und was sich in einem jeden Jar begeben hatt auch der Meserer und Menschen dann
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Bound manuscript
  • Paper: watermark: crest with letter "M" with feet and star above it, similar to Briquet 8392
  • Script: headings in display script, mostly fraktur. Text written in various cursive "hurried" hands, in at least two different hands, 1449-1539: one for basic descriptions of yearly Schempart, the other adding the chronicle found on the same page. Ink color differs between the Schempart descriptions and the added commentary. Other hands probably wrote the prose chronicle and later entries for the year 1600
  • Illustrations: watercolor or tempura drawings of the Nuremberg festivals, probably produced by templates, in colors still rich and vibrant
  • Binding: bound in original 17th-century German leather over paper boards; concentric decorative (outer) and double ruled (inner) borders, with gilt corner-pieces; center gilt lozenge, with gilt pomegrante ornament at each corner; oval medallion in center of lozenge contains gilt stamp of a young black man (also pictured in the Schedel painted bookplate on front pastedown) holding a chalice and sword; four pairs of green silk ties, two along fore-edges, one each at upper and lower edges; spine divided by five raised double bands into six compartments (top one is missing), each with gilt-stamped fleur-de-lis ornament within floral border. The stamp and border match those on Ms. Nor. K. 444 in the Nuremberg Stadtbibliothek
  • The manuscript belonged to the Schedel family, probably Sebastian Schedel, name of both the son (who died in 1541) and grandson (active 1520-1547) of Hartmann Schedel, who was involved in the production of the printed Nuremberg Chronicle. Both were well-known Nuremberg doctors. Front pastedown contains a large painted bookplate displaying the arms of the Schedel family. Iron-engraved bookplate dated 1614 on front endleaf with a portrait of (another?) Sebastian Schedel at age 44 ("Aet. Sve. 44") by Lucas Kilian, engraver from Augsburg. The motto "Ich las passieren" appears at top of both painted and engraved bookplates. Another unidentifed coat of arms in circular medallion, with unfinished ribbon above and cartouche below, on verso of title page, facing first page of text. Armorial bookplate on verso of front endleaf of Franz Josef II, Prince of Liechtenstein ("Ex libris Liechtensteinianis"). In modern beige cloth clamshell box
  • Acquired from H.P. Kraus in 1961, 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. 147; and the more detailed manuscript analysis by Sue Kaplan from which the information in this catalog record was taken, available in the Special Collections Bound Manuscript File
Dimensions
37 cm
Extent
[123] leaves (including 7 folded bifolia)
Governing access note
Open for research. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections reference desk in the Charles E. Young Research Library
System control number
  • (OCoLC)864716287
  • ucoclc864716287
Terms governing use
Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA 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.
Label
Schempart Buech : darin zu finden in was Klaidtung und Manir die Geselschafften sein ausz gelauffen zu Fassnacht zeiten von 1449 Jar an bis auf 1539 und was sich in einem jeden Jar begeben hatt auch der Meserer und Menschen dann
Publication
Note
  • Bound manuscript
  • Paper: watermark: crest with letter "M" with feet and star above it, similar to Briquet 8392
  • Script: headings in display script, mostly fraktur. Text written in various cursive "hurried" hands, in at least two different hands, 1449-1539: one for basic descriptions of yearly Schempart, the other adding the chronicle found on the same page. Ink color differs between the Schempart descriptions and the added commentary. Other hands probably wrote the prose chronicle and later entries for the year 1600
  • Illustrations: watercolor or tempura drawings of the Nuremberg festivals, probably produced by templates, in colors still rich and vibrant
  • Binding: bound in original 17th-century German leather over paper boards; concentric decorative (outer) and double ruled (inner) borders, with gilt corner-pieces; center gilt lozenge, with gilt pomegrante ornament at each corner; oval medallion in center of lozenge contains gilt stamp of a young black man (also pictured in the Schedel painted bookplate on front pastedown) holding a chalice and sword; four pairs of green silk ties, two along fore-edges, one each at upper and lower edges; spine divided by five raised double bands into six compartments (top one is missing), each with gilt-stamped fleur-de-lis ornament within floral border. The stamp and border match those on Ms. Nor. K. 444 in the Nuremberg Stadtbibliothek
  • The manuscript belonged to the Schedel family, probably Sebastian Schedel, name of both the son (who died in 1541) and grandson (active 1520-1547) of Hartmann Schedel, who was involved in the production of the printed Nuremberg Chronicle. Both were well-known Nuremberg doctors. Front pastedown contains a large painted bookplate displaying the arms of the Schedel family. Iron-engraved bookplate dated 1614 on front endleaf with a portrait of (another?) Sebastian Schedel at age 44 ("Aet. Sve. 44") by Lucas Kilian, engraver from Augsburg. The motto "Ich las passieren" appears at top of both painted and engraved bookplates. Another unidentifed coat of arms in circular medallion, with unfinished ribbon above and cartouche below, on verso of title page, facing first page of text. Armorial bookplate on verso of front endleaf of Franz Josef II, Prince of Liechtenstein ("Ex libris Liechtensteinianis"). In modern beige cloth clamshell box
  • Acquired from H.P. Kraus in 1961, 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. 147; and the more detailed manuscript analysis by Sue Kaplan from which the information in this catalog record was taken, available in the Special Collections Bound Manuscript File
Dimensions
37 cm
Extent
[123] leaves (including 7 folded bifolia)
Governing access note
Open for research. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections reference desk in the Charles E. Young Research Library
System control number
  • (OCoLC)864716287
  • ucoclc864716287
Terms governing use
Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA 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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