Kaiser Maximilians I. Weisskunig. 2 Volumes. Volume 1: Text Volume 2: Tafelband

Stuttgart, Germany: Kohlhammer-Verlag, 1956. Hardbound. Black cloth with tattered dustjackets. 481 pp., 28 illustrations in the text and 251 illustrations on sheets. VG, ex art library copies with barcode sticker inside rear covers, donation bookplates, extremely clean and solid, appear unused. Item #114939

A beautiful facsimile edition of this substantial and famous volume. Maximilian I, Kaiser (Wiener Neustadt, 1459-1519, Wels), was the son of the Emperor Friedrich III and his consort, a Portuguese princess. By his marriage to Marie of Burgundy in 1477 he united the extensive Burgundian territories (including the Netherlands), with the Habsburg dominions. He was elected German King in 1486, and in 1493 became Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Research indicates this volume to be a quasi-autobiographical work. It tells of his youth, marriage, and campaigns. Its execution was entrusted to his secretary Marx Treitzsauerwein (1450-1527). The emperor died before the work was completed and the MS. was first printed in 1775.

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