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.


 

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.





 

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.



 

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.



 

290134 S.ALOYSIUS.GONZ.S.I. The saint as a Jesuit stands before a table with a crucifix, a whip and a lily. Some areas of the picture have been cut out and underlaid, on one hand, with gilt metallic foil, partly colored in green and copper, and on the other hand, with black fabric (silk, as it seems) for the cassock. Copper engraving. Back: Plain. 136x80 mm. 1st half of the 19th century.
Small parts of the coloring of the green gilt foil rubbed out, foxed.




 

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.


 

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.



 

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.



 

290067 2 white doves bring a crown of thorns to Jesus in his cradle. Fine frame of figurative lace (date palm). No. 1113. Handcol. steel engraving, partly heightened with varnish. Back: Text. Maker: Bouasse-Lebel, 29 rue St-Sulpice, Paris. 116x73 mm. c1875.
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.




 

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.



 

290378 Potsdam. Nikolskoë, près de l'île des paons (Nikolskoë, near the peacock's island). View of the Russian house with figures. Lith. colored with gouache & enhanced with varnish. Back: Plain. Maker: E.H. Schroeder, Unter den Linden 23, Jagor's house, Berlin. 163x257 mm. c1850.
Label pasted at the back with the captions of the picture in German & French & the publisher's address. The art publishing company of E.H. Schroeder was founded in 1832. Magnificent coloring, bright tones. Trimmed to the picture edge (original state), very good conservation.



 

290692 GEGENSTROM (Countercurrent). A five-master pulled by a tug. Painted original on cardboard, again pasted on cardboard and signed with the artist\'s monogram, most probably for the printery of P.I. Landmann. Design: Hans Schreiber (born 1894). Gouache. Back: Plain. Maker: Paul I. Landmann KG, Mannheim-Neckarau. 129x255 mm. c1930.
Hans Schreiber, graphic artist, born 1894 in Hanau, director of the department of commercial art at the Arts & Crafts school in Wuppertal since 1925 (Vollmer). The printery P.I. Landmann was founded in 1890. Rests of adhesive at the back, otherwise very good conservation.




 

290495 Il Giro del Mondo (The trip around the world). Ill. box containing 6 folding maps (Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America, Australia), 6 x 15 cards that exemplify the corresponding part of the world and the leaflet of rules (4 pp.), complete. Design: A. V.-M. (box). Process relief and color lith. Back: Questions. Maker: Unknown, Italy. 347x377 (maps), 110x71 mm (pictorial cards). c1925.
The maps are divided in 15 numbered rectangles, each of them has a corresponding pictorial card, e.g.: rectangle no. 8 of North America represents the middle of the USA, the card shows an Indian camp. Except for Europe, the first card of each part of the world portrays a discoverer (Columbus, Marco Polo, Stanley...), the other ones display animals or plants, landscapes and native people. Box damaged and partially repaired, folding mark at 3 pictorial cards, rules somewaht stained.


   
   

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