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.



 

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.


 

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.



 

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.



 

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.



 

290377 2 Prussian princesses, the little one holds a flag, in the background the Brandenburger Tor. Steel engraving colored with gouache & enhanced with varnish. Back: Plain. Maker: Unknown, probably Berlin. 127x95 mm. c1840.
The girls represented are likely to be Luise (1829-1885) & Anna (1836-1918), daughters of Prince Carl of Prussia & Marie of Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach. Very careful & fresh coloring. Faint rests of adhesive at the back, small repaired marginal tear, trimmed to the picture edge (original state), 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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