310010 CATHÉDRALE DE POITIERS. Design: Formster nach Willis. Steel engraving. Back: Plain. Maker: 185x267 (sheet), 122x168 mm (picture). c1860.
Loose under passe-partout, very good conservation.




 

290606 Il Chimico (The chemist). Ill. cardboard box, complete with all the test-tubes, chemical products (12 different), a plastic funnel, a brush... Joined is the booklet "Manuale del Piccolo Chimico" (Manual of the little chemist), 36 pp., ill., wire-stitched. Maker: Scuole Arti Grafiche Artigianelli Pavoniani, Milano (manual). 234x363 mm (lid of the box). c1947.
The box is illustrated with the periodic table which records the elements up to the curium discovered in 1944. Berkelium (1949) and californium (1950) are still missing. Sides of the box slightly split in parts, covers of the manual stained, otherwise very good conservation.



 

290429 Carl. between garlands of flowers. Congratulation card for the name-day. Embossed golden strip pasted all around as a frame. Handwritten dedication at the back. Gouache painting on silk, underlaid with paper. Back: Plain. Maker: Sophie Steiehuser, Vienna (?) 59x81 mm. c1820.
Almost as new.




 

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.



 

290242 Neuer Gemeinnütziger Pennsylvanischer Calender (German Pennsylvania Almanac). 1841. Printed & published by Johann Bär, North Quien Street, Lancaster (PA). 36 pp., ill. title, monthly vignettes & other ill. Stitched. We join: same, 1884, Johann Bär's sons. Type & wood engraving or line block. Maker: Johann Bär, Lancaster, PA. 215x169 mm.
Lit.: Pennsylvania German Collection [1982] p. 353.
Johann Bär, 1795-1858, born in Switzerland. Among the contributions of the year 1841: Capture of Mrs Harris & Mrs Plummer & murder of their husbands & children by the Comanches. Browning, missing corners or dog-eared, partly dirtied.



 

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.



 

290211 NUIT DE NOËL (Christmas night). A snow-covered village, over it the standing Child Jesus surrounded by angels bringing presents: doll, jumping jack, bilboquet, dice... Hand-col. steel engraving, enhanced with varnish. Back: Text. Maker: L. Chanson, Graveur (engraver), 11 rue de la Tonnellerie, Paris. 111x71 mm. c1860.
A tiny marginal tear, very good conservation.


 

310014 CHATEAU de VERSAILLES. Design: Wagner after Reiss. Hand-col. steel engraving. Back: Plain. Maker: Bibliographic Institute, Hildburghausen. 186x258 (sheet), 98x157 mm (picture). c1850.
Numbered "DCVII" (607).
oose under passe-partout, very good conservation.



 

290377 2 Prussian princesses, the little one holds a flag, in the background the Brandenburger Tor. Steel engraving colored with gouache & enhanced with varnish. Back: Plain. Maker: Unknown, probably Berlin. 127x95 mm. c1840.
The girls represented are likely to be Luise (1829-1885) & Anna (1836-1918), daughters of Prince Carl of Prussia & Marie of Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach. Very careful & fresh coloring. Faint rests of adhesive at the back, small repaired marginal tear, trimmed to the picture edge (original state), 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.


 

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.


 

310015 La Bourse de Mulhouse. Design: G.M. Krüz after R. Höfle. Hand-col. steel engraving. Back: Plain. Maker: G.G. Lange, Darmstadt. 151x239 (sheet), 120x183 mm (picture). c1850.
Faint foxing, loose under passe-partout, very good conservation.


 

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.


 

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.


 

310013 La cathédrale de Strasbourg. Steel engraving. Back: Plain. Maker: 260x188 (sheet), 141x103 mm (picture). c1850.
Numbered "DLXIII" (563). Loose under passe-partout, very good conservation.


 

310007 BACHARACH. Design: H. Weeks after W. Tombleson. Steel engraving. Back: Plain. Maker: Tombleson & Co., 11 Paternoster Row, London. Creuzbauer & Co., Karlsruhe. 146x239 (sheet), 90x147 mm (picture). 1832.
Probably taken from "Tombleson's Views on the Rhine". Loose under passe-partout, very good conservation.


 

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.



 

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.


   
   

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