Family Book of Augustus the Younger

Family Book of Augustus the Younger Facsimile Edition

Frankfurt am Main (Germany) — 16th and 17th century

Artfully adorned with splendid copperplate engravings that offer a glimpse of daily life in Germany at the turn of the 17th century: a genealogy, register of coats of arms, and Album Amicorum or “friendship book” all rolled into one

  1. Duke Augustus the Younger of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1579–1666) was one of the most literate princes of his era

  2. He is best remembered for founding the world-famous Herzog August Library at his residence in Wolfenbüttel

  3. The family book of 1594–1604 is just one of numerous works authored by the learned humanist prince

Family Book of Augustus the Younger

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Family Book of Augustus the Younger

Duke Augustus the Younger of Brunswick-Lüneburg was a sovereign ruler, scholar, author, and bibliophile in early modern Germany. Considered one of the most literate princes of his era, Augustus received an excellent humanist education beginning at the age of eight and went on to attend university in Rostock, Tübingen, and Strasbourg before traveling extensively throughout Italy, Sicily, Malta, France, and England. He is best remembered for founding the world-famous Herzog August Library at his residence in Wolfenbüttel. His family book of 1594–1604 is a combination of a genealogy, a register of coats of arms, and an Album Amicorum or “friendship book” that has been artfully adorned with splendid copperplate engravings that offer a glimpse of daily life in Germany at the turn of the 17th century.

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Alternative Titles
Stammbuch von Herzog August d. J.
Herzog August d. J. zu Braunschweig und Lüneburg. Stammbuch 1594-1604
Size / Format
614 pages / 10.0 × 15.5 cm
Origin
Germany
Date
16th and 17th century
Language

Available facsimile editions:
Müller & Schindler – Stuttgart or Simbach am Inn, 1979
Facsimile Editions

#1 Herzog August d. J. zu Braunschweig und Lüneburg. Stammbuch 1594-1604

Müller & Schindler – Stuttgart or Simbach am Inn, 1979

Publisher: Müller & Schindler – Stuttgart or Simbach am Inn, 1979
Commentary: 1 volume by Wolfgang Harms and Maria Katte
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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