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Stunning Trilogy-Collection of all the important photography - books, published by Karl Blossfeldt in their original state.

Blossfeldt, Karl.

Stunning Trilogy-Collection of all the important photography – books published by Karl Blossfeldt in their original state. The collection includes: 1. “Urformen der Kunst” (″Art Forms in Nature” in the first popular edition from 1935, with its rare, original dustjacket) / 2. “Wundergarten der Natur” – Neue Folge ‘Urfomen der Kunst’ – (First Edition of “Art Forms In Nature: Second Series” from 1932 in its most desirable version: this being the super-rare and sought-after portfolio edition with 120 loose photographic plates) / 3. Wunder in der Natur (First edition in its original state with the rare dustjacket). “Wunder in der Natur” was the third and final publication of Blossfeldt’s seminal photography books, of which “Urformen der Kunst” and “Wundergarten der Natur” are counted as solely responsible for giving the new school of “Neue Sachlichkeit”/″New Objectivity” momentum.

Three Volumes. Berlin, Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft / Ernst Wasmuth / Schmidt & Guenther, 1932-1942. Folio. Pagination: I. “Urformen der Kunst” [Art Forms in Nature]– XVI pages Introduction by Karl Nierendorf and 96 full-page plates / II. Wundergarten Der Natur [Magic Garden of Nature] Neue Bilddokumente Schöner Pflanzenformen – 6 page booklet and 120 loose plates in the original brick-red card chemise publisher’s portfolio / III. Wunder In Der Natur [Miracles in Nature] – Bild-Dokumente Schöner Pflanzenformen – Frontispiece portrait of Blossfeldt (tipped-in) and 120 black-and-white full-page photogravures by Blossfeldt. Original Hardcover with the rare illustrated dustjacket in protective collector’s Mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear to the portfolio-chemise and some fraying to the dustjacket of “Urformen der Kunst”. A rare chance to acquire all three Blossfeldt-classics at once and in their most exceptional state.

EUR 5.800,-- 

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Cervantes - The Life and Exploits of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha

Cervantes De Saavedra, Miguel [Jarvis Edition with an excellent provenance, being from the library of John Fane, (Lord Burgersh) the Earl of Westmoreland].

The Life and Exploits of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha. Translated from the Original Spanish by Charles Jarvis, Esq. [Bound with: “The Life of Michael de Cervantes Saavedra” and an “Advertisement concerning the Plates”].

Second issue of the First Jarvis Edition. Two Volumes (complete set). London, J. & R. Tonson and R. Dodsley, 1738-1742. Quarto. Pagination: Volume I: Frontispiece, XXIV, (8), I – [XXIV], (interrupted with 8 unnumbered pages: “Supplement to the Translator’s Preface,” on the origin of books of chivalry, [by Wiliam Warburton]), continued pagination [XXV-XXXII], Second Frontispiece (Portrait of Cervantes by George Vertue after G. Kent), V, (2), 355 pages with 28 copperplates (including the two frontispieces). Volume II: XII, 388 pages with 41 copperplate illustrations. In total 69 copperplate engravings, all drawn by John Vanderbank and engraved by Gerard van der Gucht / Vandergucht. Modern Hardcover bindings by an english masterbinder, styled to the 18th century period and with new endpapers that carry the original bookplates / Exlibris of John Fane, (Lord Burgersh) the Earl of Westmoreland. Excellent condition with only minor signs of foxing to the outer margins of the pages. All illustrations in strong and fresh imprint. An excellent set from a famous library.

EUR 7.500,-- 

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Couvée, Album mit 31 grossformatigen, originalen Photographien

Couvée, M. M.

19th Century Album with 31 fantastic, large vintage photographs of Germany, Austria and Italy. Many of these early photographs are on Frankfurt am Main, but also Berlin, Heidelberg and classic travel – locations along the Rhine are included / Also interspersed are some other european destinations like Lugano, Venice and Salzburg (these all in colour). – All Photographs original Albumen Prints. / Album mit 31 grossformatigen, fantastischen, originalen Photographien von deutschen und europaeischen Stadtansichten des 19. Jahrhunderts, vorwiegend Frankfurt am Main [mit traumhaften und ungewoehnlichen Ansichten von Frankfurt und Sachsenhausen / Kaiserstrasse mit Strassenbahn / Rossmarkt / Goetheplatz / Alte Oper / Palmengarten / Wiesbaden – Kursaalplatz / Eschenheimer Turm / Kaiser-Wilhelm-Denkmal / Main mit Untermainbruecke und Angler mit zwei Jungen davor / aber auch Stadtansichten von Berlin (″Blick nach den Linden” in Farbe – in colour), Lugano (in Farbe – in colour), Boppard (in Farbe – in colour), Heidelberg (in Farbe – in colour), Salzburg, Königstein im Taunus (in Farbe – in colour), Remagen (in Farbe – in colour), Coblenz, Lahneck, Sooneck, Braubach und Marxburg, Wiesbaden, Bingen und Venedig (in Farbe – in colour)/

La Haye / Dresden, Couvée / Stengel & Co., c. 1895 – 1900. Quer Quart / Oblong Quarto. 31 large photographs mounted on cardboard. Original Hardcover / Exzellente Halblederausgabe mit vergoldetem Titel auf dem Vorderdeckel. / Album with gilt lettering. Ungewoehnlich gut erhaltenes Album mit phantastischen Aufnahmen die auch das buergerliche Leben mit eingefangen haben. / Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.

EUR 1.280,-- 

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