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    Barker, Thomas
    Thirty two lithographic impressions from pen drawings of landscape scenery. Only fifty copies printed. Printed under the direction of Mr. Barker by D. Redman. Published at Bath, 1814. Lithogr. title, 2 ll. letterpress text (‘advertisment‘ und ‘index‘), 32 lithogr. plates mounted on cardboards.

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    Barker, Thomas
    Forty lithographic impressions from drawings by Thomas Barker, selected from rustic figures after nature. Published by subscription at Bath. December 1813. (3) ll., letterpress text (title, ‘advertisment‘ and ‘subscriber’s list‘), 40 lithogr. plates on tinted paper with sepia wash added by hand mounted on cardboards. Cont. green morocco spine with gilt title, mounted gilt morocco label to front cover. Binder’s stamp of “David Chivers, Bath, Greenstreet 20“ on front fly-leaf. Folio. Spine renewed with original spine laid down. Inner hinges strenghtened.
    Ad I. Twyman, 181/182. Not in Abbey, Life in England, Aufseesser collection and Grolier Club (ed.), Catalogue of a centenary of artistic lithography 1796-1896. One of only 50 copies. “One early example from the incunabula of lithography in the pen and ink style deserves mention ... since it was the first important collection of landscape lithography to be published in England. ... At the time Bath possessed what was probably the only lithographic press in England which catered for the printing of artists‘ drawings ... “ (Twyman p. 181 and 182). Cardboards heavily browned due to glue, plates not affected. With one variant of plate XI loosely laid in mounted on new cardboard.
    Ad II. Twyman 182. Not in Abbey, Life in England, Aufseesser collection and Grolier Club (ed.), Catalogue of a centenary of artistic lithography 1796-1896. One of two hundred copies. Bonhams, Cat. Masters of hte Lithograph, the Winkler collection part I no. 94 “It is thought that only 30 copies were produced with the sepia wash, probably supplied by the artist himself”. Minor brown spots to margins else fine. “This is the most substantial English album of lithographic incunables“ (Ray, England 80). Thomas Barker's (1769-1847) 'Forty Lithographic Impressions From Drawings by Thomas Barker, Selected from His Studies of Rustic Figures After Nature' (1813), is the first one-man collection of lithographs ever printed in England. Many of the stones, still bearing Barker's original drawings, are in the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath. Barker was born in Wales but known as "Barker of Bath", after the city he moved to as a young man. As an expert on fresco technique, Barker advised on the redecoration of the Houses of Parliament in 1841. From the Winkler collection with his small faint stamp on verso of plate VI, but not included in the sale of part of his collection at Bonhams in 1998. A nice sammelband with two early English incunables of lithography.

    Gallery Work

    Cockburn, Ralph (publisher)
    Dulwich Gallery. No place no imprint ca 1820. 50 finely hand-coloured aquatint plates after Claude, Teniers, Rembrandt, Wouvermans, Ruysdael, Cuyp, Poussin and others, mounted on 44 large card sheets. Loose as issued in original half roan folder, without ties. Folio (565 x 430 mm). Covers rubbed, extremeties slightly worn.
    Cf. Abbey, Life 201 and Tooley 189, both with 30 plates. Lowndes 857 “these plates having all been published separately and few sets being complete”. Prideaux 334. Superb reproductions of Old Master paintings in the Dulwich Art Gallery, published by the first Keeper of Pictures at Dulwich (1816-20). Published without title or text, originally issued in 1818 with 30 plates it was reissued after Cockburn's death in 1820 with 50 plates, as here. Printed index leaf mounted to front paste-down. Very scarce, particularly complete with all 50 plates; the final four plates were issued later than the others. Mounts slightly dust-soiled else fine. Lowndes with a detailed list of images: 1. Cascatella and Villa of Mæssnas at Tivoli - Wilson; 2. Landscape - Claude; 3. Landscape with Cows - Cuyp; 4. Hunting Party - Wouvermans; 5. Brisk Gale - Vandervelde; 6. Landscape - Berchem; 7. Landscape - N. Poussin; 8. Chaff-cutter - Teniers; 9. Jacob’s Dream - Rembrandt ; 10. Sea Port - Claude; 11. Landscape - G. Poussin; 12. Crossing the Bridge Pynaker; 13. Jacoh and Rachel - Murillo; 14. Water Mill - Hobbima; 15. View near Utrecht - Cuyp ; 16. Landscape Salvator Rosa; 17. Calm - W. Vandervelde; 18. Sunset - D. Teniers; 19. Embarkation of St. Paul - Claude; 20. Waterfall - Ruysdael; 21. Landscape - Salvator Rosa; 22. Halt of Travellers - P. Wouvermans; 23. Fording the Brook - N. Berchem; 24. Landscape - A. Cuyp; 25. Landscape, Morning - J. Both; 26. Landscape Farriers shoeing Horse - Wouvermans; 27. Landscape Evening - J. Both; 28. The Assumption - N. Poussin; 29. Cottage and Figures - D. Teniers; 30. Landscape - A.Vandervelde; 31. Landscape, with Cows - A. Vandervelde; 32. Landscape, with Cattle - A. Cuyp; 33. Landscape, with Cattle - A. Cuyp; 34. Figures and Animals at a Well - Le Nain; 35. A Landscape - Teniers; 36. Landscape, with Figures - J. Wynants; 37. Landscape - J. Wynants; 38. Landscape, with Horses - Wouvermans; 39. A Sunset - J. Both; 40. Landscape, with Windmill - Ruysdael; 41. A Calm- W. Vandervelde; 42. Soldiers Gaming - Salvator Rosa; 43. Swineherd - Teniers; 44. Italian Landscape - Karel du Jardin; 45. The Flower Girl - Murillo; 46. Saint Cecilia - Guercino ; and four additional plates 47. Landscape, with Cattle - Karel du Jardin; 48. Interior of a Riding School - Cuyp; 49. Two Horses - Cuyp; 50. *Flemish Peasants - Wouvermans.


    Greece – Photo album. Athen 1892-1893 (= gilt stamped title on front cover). Athens, Dimitrios Konstantinou (Constantin) active 1858 - c. 1875. 34 original photographs, albumen, various sizes 350 x 270 mm (8) , 262 x 215 mm (17) with views in and around Athens, and 135 x 95 mm (9) depicting costumes variously pasted onto rectos of 28 white card-board mounts. Cont. half calf, gilt stamped title to front cover. All edges red. Oblong folio (480 x 320 mm). Extremeties worn, spine lightly rubbed.
    Claire L. Lyons, John K. Papadopoulos, Lindsey S. Stuart. Antiquity & Photography. Early Views of Ancient Mediterranean Sites. 2005. The photographs with views of the Acropolis, antiquities in and around Athens, a bird's eye view of Syntagma square and nine studio portraits of men and women in Greek costumes. All photographs with manuscript numbering in the negative, two of the large photographs with signature D. Constantin(e) à Athénes. Upon opening his first studio in 1858, Dimitrios Konstantinou or Constantin probably became the second professional photographer in Greece, after Philippos Margaritis. He exhibited his work internationally, winning a bronze medal in Paris at the 1867 International Exhibition. Constantin was the first photographer to work for the Greek archaeological society, documenting archaeological sites. A fine album with photographs of city views and antiquities in and around Athens including 8 large sized photographs, all in crisp and strong tonal prints.

    Illustrated Art Publications

    Gessner, Salomon
    Collection des tableaux en gouache et des dessins de Salomon Gessner. Gravés à l’eau forte par Guil. Kolbe. Dédiée à sa Majesté l’Impératrice Douairière de toutes les Russies. Zürich, Gessner (1805)-1811. Title with engraved portrait-vignette by H. Lips, 1 leaf dedication by Gessner’s widow to the empress of Russia, 25 etchings by Carl Wilhelm Kolbe after Gessner. Cont. half calf over marbled sides. Green leather label mounted on front cover. Imperial-folio (574 x 522 mm). Extremeties slightly worn. Foot-cap damaged.
    Thieme-B. XXI, 225. Le Blanc 63-87. Martens, Kolbe 282-306. Leemann v. E. p. 84/85. First and only edition. “Nach Gessners Tod wurden von dem wesensverwandten Kupferstecher Kolbe 25 Gouachebilder und getuschte Zeichnungen radiert und gelangten in Lieferungen von 1805-1811 ... in den Handel.“ (Thieme-B. XXI, p. 225). In 1805 Carl Wilhelm Kolbe was invited to Zurich by the descendants of Salomon Gessner, especially his son Heinrich, to reproduce a series of gouaches by the deceased artist in etchings. The ambitious project featured a total of 25 etchings with an additional title and dedication sheets. In order to comply with the request of the Gessner family, Kolbe sent an application to Prince Franz von Anhalt in which he asked for a one-and-a-half-year vacation. The prince finally granted him the holiday and the assurance that he would be able to return to Dessau, so that Kolbe spent the next three years in Switzerland. Beautiful etchings of garden- and landscape fantasies in classicistic style. Slightly foxed, mostly to the very broad margins else a beautiful copy. Engraved book-plate of Johannes Gessner mounted on front paste-down.


    Moll, Herman
    A new description of England and Wales, with the adjacent islands: wherein are contained, diverse useful observations and discoveries in respect to natural history, antiquities, customs, honours, privileges, &c with a particular account of the products, trade, and manufactures of the respective places in every county, and their improvements and decays. London 1733. (2), XII, 343 (recte 344), X pages, 50 engraved full-page or folded maps, of which two double-page. Cont. brown mottled calf on six raised bands, gilt stamped ocre morocco label to second compartment, all others richly gilt. Sprinkled edges. Folio (350 x 225 mm). Spine restored.
    Reissue of the original 1724 edition, maps still without numbering. With 2 double-page general maps of England and Wales and 48 detailed county maps, richly adorned in the margins with illustrations showing specimens of mineral and other natural resources, archaeological artifacts and of remarkable buildings of each county. These maps with the border illustrations, which are a kind of pictograms representing the economic particularities and cultural characteristics of the respective area, in combination with the explanations and regional descriptions are exceptional for their time and testify to great innovative potential. Herman Moll (1654 (?)-1732), a German immigrant whose exact origins are unknown (supposedly Bremen or Solingen) was to become one of the most important English cartographers, publishers and engravers of his time, who started his career in the business in London sometime around 1678. In the beginning he was working for other British map publishers like Moses Pitt, Sir Jonas Moore, Greenville Collins, John Adair, among others and only in 1701 he established his own publishing house. He became known for his numerous, mostly elaborately designed maps of Europe and America. He also produced maps for William Dampier’s A New Voyage round the World ; Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels. - Frederick Bracher. The Maps in Gulliver’s Travels. In: Huntington Library Quarterly 8 (1944/45), pp. 59-74. For a more detailed relation of Moll’s life and business career and his private and business relationship with Dampier, Defoe, and Swift among others cf. the excellent article on Inside a fresh and wide margined copy.

    World Exposition

    Dartein, Fernand de
    Exposition Universelle Paris 1878. Pavillon des Travaux Publics (= gilt title to front cover). Illustrated title with the front facade of the pavillon du Ministère du travaux publics by Dartein, (8) pages Italian text on the exposition by Mario Michela for the Società Promotrice Delle Belle Arti in Torino, 2 double-page engraved architectural plates by E. Helle with details of the pavillon, 3 chromolithographed plates showing various details of the facade and one engraved plate with furniture especially designed for the pavillon. All of them after designs by the architect Fernand de Dartein. 7 photographs with interior and outside architectural views of the pavillon, albumen, various sizes (see below), pasted onto recto of seven white cardboard leaves. Each photograph with stamp of the École des Ponts & Chaussées, Atelier de Photographie on mount and each photograph with mounted printed label. Cont. green morocco spine over green cloth boards, gilt title to front cover. Paste-downs and fly-leaves covered with Spanish green marbled paper based on brown stone-marbled decoration. Folio (450 x 335 mm). Extremeties worn, covers rubbed. Spine-ends chipped. Separately published on the occassion of the Exposition Universelle 1878, showing all details of the pavillon of the Ministère du Travaux Publics. With manuscript dedication by the architect Fernand de Dartein, dated Paris, décembre 1879 à Monsieur le comte Mellan, souvenir de l’exposition de 1878 ... on a sheet of paper pasted onto verso of front fly-leaf. The photographs bear the following titles: Vue de la facade principale (238 x 354 mm). Salle des matériaux de construction, vue prise du vestibule (232 x 328 mm). Vue de la grande salle, prise de la porte d’entrée (235 x 320 mm). Vue de la grande salle, côté de la porte d’entrée (245 x 390 mm). Porte et tribune de la grande salle (245 x 324 mm). Salle de la statistique minérale et de l’école des mines (252 x 270 mm). Facade du palais du Champ de Mars, vue prise de la tour du pavillon des Travaux Publics (232 x 380 mm). A most interesting feature of the interior views is the splendid display of architectural mock-ups of bridges and lighthouses, building materials and instruments. Heavy foxing in parts, one photograph affected all other photographs clean and prints richly toned.


    Russian Military Manuscript – A collection of original drawings on 13 thick folio paper sheets (c. 525 x 350 mm) with watermark J. Whatman Turkey Mill 1834, of which 9 water colour and 4 pen and ink drawings. All of them with calligraphed Russian captions or headings. No place (Moscow or St. Petersburg) 1835. Loosely contained in a cont. Russian green morocco portfolio. Both covers with a broad gold frame of roll tooled floral stamps, with an inner rectangle ruled in gold with floral corner pieces. Paste-downs and inner flaps lined with red silk. Inner spine lined with green morocco richly gilt. Library paper label with manuscript numbering to upper left corner of front cover. Oblong folio (538 x 360 mm). Extremeties worn, covers rubbed.
    An exquisitely hand coloured and precisely rendered collection of drawings related to technical aspects of the Russian artillery in 1835. Three sheets with drawings all of them delicately hand coloured include members of the Russian armed forces handling military equipment  e. g. the rolling of a shell gun onto a carriage ; the loading and shooting with a shell gun over the parapet (so called "shooting through the bank"); and a method of installing the base of a swivel platform for shell guns. Six sheets with numerous drawings depicting hand coloured technical details of artillery equipment shown on the first three sheets, and 4 sheets with pen-and ink outline drawings of cannon barrels and ammunition and including tables comparing sizes. An excellently illustrated Russian manuscript on artillery in a well preserved contemporary Russian green morocco binding.


    Lachmüller, J. B.
    Die grosse öffentliche Maskerade zu Pferde und zu Wagen in Bamberg am Fastnachts Montage 1837. In kolorirten Abbildungen dargestellt auf 28 Blättern in quer Folio. Bamberg, in Verlag der J. B. Lachmüller’schen Kunst- Musikalien- u. Schreibmaterialien-Handlung und verfertigt in dessen lithographischen Anstalt (1837). 28 numb. chalk-lithographed hand coloured plates. Loosely contained in publisher’s yellow lithographed wrappers with a large figural title-vignette on front cover. Folio (460 x 280 mm). Wrappers with a few insignficant tears, corners dog-eared.
    Heller 1113-1141. Not in Colas. Cf. Lipperheide Sn 27 (a portfolio with views of the first pageant held in 1833, variant publisher and only 27 plates). A magnificent series of plates in brilliant contemporary colouring depicting the pageant and various ornately decorated floats at the public festival on the Theresienwiese in the Bavarian city of Bamberg in 1837. This festival took place for the first time in 1833. A fine copy, the plates uncut and in near mint condition. Scarce in this condition, with KVK tracing 3 copies worldwide, 2 in German libraries (Bamberg and Munich) and 1 copy at the Getty.

    Botany and Gardening

    Keller, Heinrich
    Herbarium der für Land- und Forstwirthschaft wichtigsten Gräser. Darmstadt, privately published 1871. 32 leaves. Chromolithographed title leaf with a small view of the business site, professionally calligraphed dedication leaf for Bismarck in gold and bodycolours by Louis Müller with manuscript additions by Keller, dated April 1872, 30 lithographed plates with mounted specimens of dried grasses. Each plate with monochrome illustrations of the seed, the syncarpy and other parts of the plant, accompanied by lithogr. captions to each specimen in French, German, and English. Cont. red morocco with gilt embossed metall monogram „B“ and crown (= Otto von Bismarck), two clasps, gilt edges. Folio (530 x 400 mm).
    The author Heinrich Keller (1826 - 1890), was the owner of a huge drying kiln, one of the largest in Germany, and a nursery with worldwide business relations. Founded in Griesheim the company later moved its headquarter to Darmstadt-Bessungen. Keller was also a member of the lower house in the Grand Duchy of Hessen and was honored with the title of a councillor of commerce. A very rare book, printed in only a small number and most of them personally inscribed and dedicated by Keller to dignitaries in politics and business. All exsiccata fresh and complete, with only minor foxing in a few places. A fine copy beautifully preserved with an important German provenance. KVK: FU Berlin, Darmstadt; not in COPAC; OCLC: Harvard Botanical, Amherst, Texas.