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.



 

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.




 

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.



 

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.





 

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.


 

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.



 

290075 Fili Redemptor Mundi Deus miserere nobis. Jesus crucified. Copper engraving on parchment, colored with gouache. Back: Plain. 118x69 mm. c1800.
Skilful painting, almost completely covering up the copper engraving. Crease at the lower right corner, 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.



 

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.



 

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.



 

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.



 

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.



 

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.



 

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.



 

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.


   
   

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