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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.


 

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.



 

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.



 

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.



 

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.



 

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.



 

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.


 

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.



 

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.



 

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.



 

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.



 

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.



 

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.



 

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.



 

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.




 

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.


 

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.



 

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.


   
   

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