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.


 

310008 BRAUBACH AND THE MARKSBURGH. Design: J. Watts after W. Tombleson. Steel engraving. Back: Plain. Maker: G. Virtue, Ivy Lane, London. 147x239 (sheet), 115x154 mm (picture). 1832.
Probably taken from "Tombleson's Views on the Rhine".
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.




 

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.





 

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.



 

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.



 

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.



 

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.


 

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.



 

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.



 

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.



 

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.



 

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.



 

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.



 

290445 Almost square card adorned along the sides & around the circular central medallion with pictorial elements of die cut lace (flowers). In the middle a folding back hand-painted, embossed & punched out scene: a nymph & Amor weave garlands of flowers. Under it a poem to the brother printed on pink silk. Back: Plain. 123x124 mm. c1800.
Rare & early piece of evidence for the technique of die cut lace. Tiny marginal tear, 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.


   
   

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