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.



 

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.



 

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.




 

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.



 

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.


 

310005 ST. GOAR AND RUINS OF FORT RHEINFELS. St. Goar et ruines de la fortresse Rheinfels. Design: J. Drury after W. Tombleson. Steel engraving. Back: Plain. Maker: Black and Armstrong, London. 145x230 (sheet), 97x157 mm (picture). 1832.
Probably taken from "Tombleson's Views on the Rhine". The outer white margin with some browning, loose under passe-partout, very good conservation.



 

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.





 

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.




 

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.




 

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.


 

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.



 

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 RenÚ). 102x63 mm. c1845.
The small trefoil at the tip of a corner missing, otherwise 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.



 

290029 Fürst von Toren (Prince of Thorn). Student drinking session (intended for an autograph case). Design: Ernst Ludwig Riepenhausen (1762-1840). Etching. Back: Handwritten dedication. Maker: Johann Carl Wiederhold, Göttingen. 111x160 mm. 1828.
Lit.: Brednich [1997] 734.
The "Prince of Thorn" is a student song that requires each one in the round to climb on the throne, a chair on the table. The dedication at the back is dated from Georgia Augusta (Göttingen's university), it mentions Ulrich's Garden (an inn) and is signed by E. Villanne from Berlin. Very good conservation.



 

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 CATH╔DRALE DE POITIERS. Design: Formster nach Willis. Steel engraving. Back: Plain. Maker: 185x267 (sheet), 122x168 mm (picture). c1860.
Loose under passe-partout, very good conservation.



 

290211 NUIT DE NO╦L (Christmas night). A snow-covered village, over it the standing Child Jesus surrounded by angels bringing presents: doll, jumping jack, bilboquet, dice... Hand-col. steel engraving, enhanced with varnish. Back: Text. Maker: L. Chanson, Graveur (engraver), 11 rue de la Tonnellerie, Paris. 111x71 mm. c1860.
A tiny marginal tear, 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.


   
   

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