290531 Giuoco del Giovane Esploratore [Game of the Boy Scout]. A Boy Scout travels around the world in 80 squares. His stages are marked by the flags of the corresponding countries; these are besides illustrated by native people or animals and by typical products. Color lith. Back: Plain. Maker: Stab. [stabilimento = Fabrik] Luigi Salomone, Roma; Editore Enrico Verdesi, Corso d\'Italia 34, Roma. 438x583 mm. c1920.
Borders slightly creased and with small marginal tears, otherwise very good conservation.





 

290549 Peter Pan. Ill. box containing a game board pasted on folding cardborad, the wheel of fortune of the fairy "Trilli" (Tinker Bell), 6 cards recording events for each of the 4 players, for Captain Hook\'s ship and Skull\'s Island, 4 felt pieces representing Peter Pan\'s hat and a sheet of rules, complete. Design: Walt Disney (1901-1966). Offset. Back: Plain. Maker: Editrice Giochi, Milano, for Societŕ Editrice S. Alessandro, Bergamo. 195x385 (lid of the box), 373x360 mm (game board). c1953.
The game is based on the cartoon by Walt Disney (1952). Box slightly damaged, otherwise very good conservation.





 

290294 Lot of 8 handmade rice paper sheets with Chinese text & portrays of famous men: Bismarck (in full), Camillo Cavour (bust), Peter the Great (in full), Oliver Cromwell on horseback, Napoleon I (in full), George Washington (in full), Christopher Columbus (framed bust) & the Japanese Samurai Xixiang Longcheng (in full with a dog). Woodcut, printed in red or brown, blue, green or purple). Back: Plain. 242x164 mm. c1890.
The sheets are made of very thin paper (the letter should be written over the picture). They all have English captions under the portrays (the samurai excepted) & are loose in a file with the following French inscription: [...] This paper was brought to Europe by Mr Lun [?]. After his death, it was given to me by Liao Son Kao on October 19, 1909. Translations of the Chinese texts are joined. The sheets will also be sold separately at the price of 76 US$ . As new.


 

310009 Portal of the Palace of Justice in Rouen. Design: A.H. Payne after Asselineau. Steel engraving. Back: Plain. Maker: A.H. Payne, Leipzig and Dresden. 273x211 (sheet), 198x140 mm (picture). c1860.
Faint foxing in the upper right corner, loose under passe-partout, very good conservation.


 

310016 BREST. Steel engraving. Back: Plain. Maker: Bibliographic Institute, Hildburghausen. 188x256 (sheet), 105x148 mm (picture). c1850.
Numbered "DXXXV" (535).
Loose under passe-partout, very good conservation.



 

290303 View of the railway Fürth-Nürnberg. 4 horizontal stripes: at the top, the train goes from the left to the right, at the bottom the other way round. On the 2 middle stripes, in parallel - in the true sense of the word - to the new means of trnasport, the author shows the view from the train: houses, trees, country & city people, riders, coach & horse & cart. Printed in gold on multicolored paper. Back: Plain. Maker: Johann Lechner, Fürth (?) 351x432 mm. c1836.
Lit.: Heijbroek/Greven [1994] 155.
The background is stencilled with a pattern of lozenges in green, yellow, vermilion & carmine. The train started for the first time from Nürnberg to Fürth on Dec. 7, 1835. It is quite exactly represented with its tender, an open, a covered & a closed carriage. The medium brocade paper & its technique were by that time already things of the past. We see now in front of us one of its last evidences in conjunction with the first occurrence of a means of transport that will revolutionize the ways of life: actually a symbol of the end of the old world at the beginning of the industrial era. Very good conservation.



 

290030 One page illustrated by a sailing ship. Handwritten dedication in ink by C.H. Julius Passow from Crivitz (near Schwerin), dated Garding, January 16, 1829. Watercolor and ink. Back: Blank. Maker: 110x186 mm. 1829.
From the estate of Peter Storm, Husum (born 1800), a cousin of Theodor Storm. Right side frayed, slight crease.



 

290390 In the center of a card embossed with a décor of arrows & quivers, flowers etc., an oval medallion showing extremely fine die cut ornaments in a wreath of flowers & carrying a small embossed scene of 2 cherubs with torches against a burning altar (signed J.S). Folding back the medallion unveils a poem printed on blue silk in a red hand-colored frame. Back: Handwritten dedication. Maker: Johann Seidan, Prague (?) 95x65 mm. c1800.
Dainty, rare & early piece of evidence for the technique of die cut lace. Minimal defect in the medallion, a small bridge of the lace broken.




 

290022 ALBUM. Green leather, the covers gilt & blind-tooled, spine, edges & turn-ins gilt. Patterned endleaves in the style of Owen Jones. Inside: title + 100 blank leaves, of which 84 in varied qualities of paper, white & colored, & 16 adorned with different embossed designs. Edges gilt. Maker: Rock (& Co.), London. 293x237 mm. c1850.
The title has a cut out lithography pasted on ("Album" in a décor of entwined ornaments & vine tendrils), rendering the shape of a medieval initial, lavishly hand-colored in gilt & watercolor. The embossed designs display artistic frames. They are signed in several places Rock or Rock & Co., London. The paper bears different watermarks: R. Turner Chafford Mills, or Creswick, or J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1844. Nice example of an unused Victorian album in a luxurious presentation. Joints and edges rubbed in places, inside occasionally damp-stained, otherwise almost as new.


   
   

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