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.




 

290023 Autograph case, decorated with motives in gold & inscribed "ALBUM". Inside: 1 illustrated cardboard sheet (party of friends playing music in the countryside), 1 leaflet, 1 leaf with a handwritten dedication by Leop. Forster, dated "Castelnuovo 1. Juni 1858", & 28 leaves displaying "mosses gathered in the harbor of Piraeus in Greece" (handwritten note, in German). Hand-col. lith. (cover leaf). Back: Plain. Maker: Leop. Forster. 91x148 mm (case), 79x135 mm (leaves). 1858.
We know of a Leopold Forster in the field of natural science, who could possibly be the author of our album: he was a doctor & veterinarian in Prague (1824 - after 1892) & became a professor (1859) & director (1879) of the k.k. military veterinary institute. Piraeus is the harbor of Athens & there are so far 2 "Castelnuovo", one in Istria near Rijeka, the other in Dalmatia next to Cattaro: both belonged by that time to the Austrian empire. The alge have been neatly pressed onto small paper octagons, which were in turn pasted on the original album\'s leaves. They have retained over the years the whole charm of their colorful delicateness.
The upper cover of the case new attached, case slightly rubbed, inside almost intact.


 

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.




 

290621 Illustrated fan in remembrance of Bremen. The covers are decorated with a pasted scrap showing a lush bunch of flowers inscribed "SOUVENIR". . Inside, the front displays 6 and the back 8 oval views of the city: townhall, Roland\'s statue, bridge over the Weser, Vegesack... Chromolith. (rose) & steel engraving. Maker: C. Adler, Hamburg. 255 mm diameter (unfolded). c1880.
Faintly foxed, otherwise very good conservation.



 

290004 Uncle Tom's Friends. An amusing album of transfers. Trademark "KRITIKUS". No. 81/32. Folder of 8 sheets: Uncle Tom with topper and umbrella sitting on a chair, his friends around him. Ill. covers. 3 sheets are double. Lith. Maker: Unknown, Germany. 96x112 mm (cover). c1910.
Very good conservation.



 

290075 Fili Redemptor Mundi Deus miserere nobis. Jesus crucified. Copper engraving on parchment, colored with gouache. Back: Plain. 118x69 mm. c1800.
Skilful painting, almost completely covering up the copper engraving. Crease at the lower right corner, otherwise 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.





 

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.


 

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.


 

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.



 

290343 H.R.H. Prince of Wales (the later Edward VII, 1841-1910). The young prince jumps out of a rowing boat of the marine. Tinted aquatint & color wood block. Back: Plain. Maker: George Baxter, 11, Northampton Square, London. 82x57 (picture), 168x123 mm (sheet). c1850.
The print bears the name of the inventor. It is pasted on a sheet with an engraved inscription in the lower left corner: title & "Printed in oil colours by G. Baxter, the inventor & patentee. Xi. Northampton Square. Licenses granted to work the process." Baxter pictures combine intaglio & relief printing: the motif is rendered by (tinted) aquatint, the colors by wood blocks. Slight folding mark in the lower right corner of the underlaid sheet, very good conservation.


 

310017 HAVRE. Steel engraving. Back: Plain. Maker: Bibliographic Institute, Hildburghausen. 188x257 (sheet), 102x160 mm (picture). c1850.
Numbered "CLII" (152).
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.



 

290245 Der Bauern Calender (Country Almanac). 1854. Published by John C. Davis, No. 133 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia. 36 pp., ill. title, one full-page & other ill. Stitched. Type & wood engraving. 202x163 mm.
Browning, missing corners or dog-eared, partly dirtied, some waterstains.


   
   

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