Loosbuch – Book of Fortune, 1546

This extremely rare fortune-telling book is dedicated to queen Anna of Bohemia and Hungary. The title woodcut includes Queen Anna's coat of arms, and the opening woodcut of the prologue depicts an author presenting his book to the Queen. The woodcuts in this book are attributed to Heinrich Vogtherr the Elder and Hans Beham or a follower. Full title: Paul Pampst, 'Looßbuch zu ehren der Römischen, Ungerischen unnd Böhemischen Künigin'.
Early printed book. – First edition.
292 x 204 mm. – 144 leaves. With woodcut coat of arms on the title, and 117 woodcut illustrations (2 full-page), all in light contemporary colouring.



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