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.



 

290081 CHRIST AUX EVANGELISTES (Jesus Christ and the Evangelists). The crucified Jesus between the portrays of the 4 evangelists. Design: François Georgin (1801-1863). Stencil-col. woodcut. Back: Plain. Maker: Pellerin, Épinal. 606x397 mm. c1850.
Lit.: atp [1996] 188 var. (first edition in 1827).
Bottom right the indication: "Autorisé pour le Colportage par décision ministérielle." (Allowed for peddling by decision of the minister). The margins underlaid with paper, faint browning, repaired marginal tears, one horizontal folding mark.



 

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.



 

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.


 

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.



 

290464 "Le Prince de Hohenlohe, Maréchal de France." Bust in uniform to the left over crossed blooming branches. Picture made of needle stitches on thin white paper, partially worked out in relief. Watermark: J. Johannot. Maker: Unknown, France. 270x215 mm. c1840.
Louis-Aloys-Joachim de Hohenlohe (1765-1829) fought against Napoléon in the Royal army of the émigrés. He was made a Marshall of France in 1827. Some tiny repaired tears.



 

290630 Embroidery pattern. In the center a splendid rooster, around it hens, peacocks, swans on the water... In the background the ruin of a castle. Top right: Nº 169. Watermark: Fortuna on globe. Gouache & watercolor on copper engraved screen. Back: Plain. Maker: T.P. Devrient, Berlin. 298x334 mm. c1820.
Small tears in the white margins, 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.




 

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.



 

290562 Asalto. The sheet is pasted on strong folding cardboard and shows the bombardment of a seaport by sailing paddle-steamers. Hand-col. lith. Maker: F. Jost, Vienna. 390x390 mm. c1880.
Lit.: Lhôte [1994] p. 391.
Asalto board (the fortress has 17 squares). We could not find any mention of the maker in our library. OSlipcase, the red color slightly smudged in places, 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 Società 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.


 

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.




 

290292 Envelope, entirely made of die cut lace, which forms on the front side the word SOUVENIR in an ornamental frame, while the flaps of the back are decorated with flowers and flourishes. 80x120 mm. c1850.
Folds partly split, otherwise 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.




 

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.



 

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.



 

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.




 

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.



 

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.



 

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.



 

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.



 

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.



 

290449 Franz Dankert's Anweisung im Zeichnen in XX Vorlagen. Dritte Ausgabe [Franz Dankert's drawing instructions in 20 patterns. 3rd edition]. Illustrated title & 20 plates, complete. The 1st plate shows the geometric basic forms, all others deal with the human body: eyes, ears, mouths, feet, heads, naked & dressed figures... Stitched. Copper engraving. Maker: G.N. Renner & Schuster, Nürnberg. 212x360 mm. c1836.
The company founded by Georg Nikolaus Renner (1803-1854) traded under the above mentioned name from 1835 until 1837. 1 corner of the title torn off & expertly replaced, title dirtied, the 1st 2 plates with a folding mark in one corner & small repaired tears, slightly dog-eared.


   
   

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