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.



 

290370 Finely painted silhouette on white paper. Bust to the right of a lady. Handwritten motto below: "Mon Ombre Vous suit par tout." (My shadow follows you everywhere). Indian ink. Back: Plain. 131x90 mm. c1800.
Faint folding marks in the corners & in the lower border, otherwise very good conservation.



 

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.



 

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.



 

290303 View of the railway Fürth-Nürnberg. 4 horizontal stripes: at the top, the train goes from the left to the right, at the bottom the other way round. On the 2 middle stripes, in parallel - in the true sense of the word - to the new means of trnasport, the author shows the view from the train: houses, trees, country & city people, riders, coach & horse & cart. Printed in gold on multicolored paper. Back: Plain. Maker: Johann Lechner, Fürth (?) 351x432 mm. c1836.
Lit.: Heijbroek/Greven [1994] 155.
The background is stencilled with a pattern of lozenges in green, yellow, vermilion & carmine. The train started for the first time from Nürnberg to Fürth on Dec. 7, 1835. It is quite exactly represented with its tender, an open, a covered & a closed carriage. The medium brocade paper & its technique were by that time already things of the past. We see now in front of us one of its last evidences in conjunction with the first occurrence of a means of transport that will revolutionize the ways of life: actually a symbol of the end of the old world at the beginning of the industrial era. 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.



 

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.



 

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.


 

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.


 

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.



 

290008 Transfers. Decor 3775 VI. 1/4 Bogen = 10 Stück (1/4 sheet = 10 pieces). Bloomy branches in friendly colors. Color lith. Back: Plain. Maker: G.N. & Co. (Gustav Najork), Leipzig. 276x373 mm. c1930.
Our 1/4 sheet is complete as it is. Such sheets were cut out or used as a whole, for doll\'s houses for example, which explains their similarity to wallpapers. 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.



 

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.



 

290225 Death card. Cross carrying the picture of a standing dead in shroud on the cemetary, above him the dove of the Holy Spirit, below ihm the hearts of Jesus and Mary. Frame of ornamental die cut lace with the monograms of Mary and Jesus. Hand-col. steel engraving. Back: Text. Maker: Basset, Paris (printed by René). 102x63 mm. c1845.
The small trefoil at the tip of a corner missing, 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.




 

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.



 

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.




 

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.


 

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.


 

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.




 

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.




 

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.





 

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.



 

290540 Giuoco dell'Orologio (Game of the watch). Big pocket watch, the rules in the lower margin. Color lith. Back: Plain. Maker: Edizioni Marca Stemma d'Italia (Coat of arms of Italy), Milano. 504x352 mm. c1930.
Small lack of paper in the upper left (white) corner, faint horizontal folding mark through the middle, the fold minimally split in the borders, a tiny hole.


   
   

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