Koberger, Anton ( 1440-1513 )
A Nürnberg printer and publisher and one of
the most productive of all Nurnberg craftsmen of
his time. Koberger's books are often in fine
bindings, characterized by a floral diaper in the
center panel of the upper cover, flanked by stems
of ornamental foliage wound around a ragged staff.
On the lower cover, there is usually no diaper;
instead there are lozenge compartments formed by
diagonal fillets often enclosing a characteristic
tool—a griffin with scaly extended wings.
Koberger's books frequently have the title
lettered in large Gothic letters in gilt on the
upper cover. The panels on the spine often contain
large rosettes scattered in an irregular manner.
While it has been suggested that the books
published by the Koberger firm were bound there,
the correspondence of the firm from 1493 to 1525
mentions neither bookbinding nor anything relating
to the binding process. (141 , 347 )
all CoOL documents]
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