First English edition of the Nuremberg chronicle: being the Liber chronicarum of Dr. Hartmann Schedel…

If we would follow the order observed by Aeneas Pius in his history of Europe, it would now behoove us to tell about the Turkish people and to relate their history, as well as the attack upon Constantinople by the Turks and its loss in the time of Aeneas; but since the capture of the city has already been recorded in this book at Folio CCXLIX (recto), together with a special illustration; and as in many other parts of this book the invasions, violence and oppressions frequently visited upon the Christians by the Turks, within our own memory, as well as theretofore, not only in Hungary but also in other countries, have already been noted and related, it is best not to repeat those matters at this time, as such repetition is not only useless and unnecessary, but might distress the reader.