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.


310011 The tower of St. Jacques. Design: A.H. Payne after Sinnet. Hand-col. steel engraving. Back: Plain. Maker: A.H. Payne, Leipzig and Dresden. 207x250 (sheet), 138x198 mm (picture). c1860.
Modern coloring.
Small stain in the white margin, loose under passe-partout, very good conservation.


290282 Picture of 4 emperors. Wilhelm I, Friedrich Wilhelm (Friedrich III), Wilhelm (II) & crown prince Wilhelm. All four standing & in uniform. No. 8366. Stencil-col. chalk lith. Back: Plain. Maker: Gustav Kühn, Neuruppin. 400x338 mm. c1887.
Marginal tears & tiny loss of paper in the upper right corner (repaired), very faint centre-fold.


310006 CASTLE OF RHEINSTEIN. Chateau de Rheinstein. Design: J. Wilson after W. Tombleson. Steel engraving. Back: Plain. Maker: G. Virtue, Ivy Lane, London. 147x220 (sheet), 105x142 mm (picture). 1832.
Probably taken from "Tombleson's Views on the Rhine". The white margin min. dirtied, loose under passe-partout, very good conservation.


290262 LE JUIF-ERRANT (The Wandering Jew). No. 113. The wanderer, in the background a big tree and the sea with a sailing ship. Design: François Georgin (1801-1863). Stencil-col. woodcut. Back: Plain. Maker: Pellerin, Epinal. 625x403 mm. c1850.
Lit.: atp [1996] 970 (first edition in 1826).
Faint horizontal folding mark through the middle, small repaired lacks of paper and tears in the margins, borders underlaid with paper.