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Meggenhorn Castle at Lucerne

Lucerne, Meggenhorn Castle at. The family with children playing battledore and shuttlecock. Wood engraving by Alfred Niedermann (1843 Zurich 1926) after Gustav Bauernfeind (Sulz on the Neckar 1848 – Jerusalem 1904) for Adolf Closs, Stuttgart. (1875-77.) Inscribed: GBfd (ligated) / Niedermann sc, otherwise typographically in German as above. 5½ × 7½ in (14 × 19 cm).

The "Hollow Lane" at Küssnacht

“ Through  this  ravine  he  needs  must  come …
Now , Gessler , balance  thine  account  with  Heaven !
Thou  must  away  from  earth , — thy  sand  is  run …

“ Thou  art  my  Lord , my  Emperor’s  delegate …
But  not  to  wanton  with  unbridled  will
In  every  cruelty , with  fiend-like  joy : —

There  lives  a  God  to  punish  and  avenge ”

VERSO: The “Hollow Lane” at Küssnacht. View upwards at Gymnasium Immensee and Mission Bethlehem. Wood engraving as above, but by Carl Staud (Stuttgart 1847 – after 1894) after Ernst Friedrich Heyn (1841 Leipsic 1894). Inscribed: E Heyn. / A Closs X. I. C. Staud sc., otherwise typographically in German as above. 8¾ × 6 in (22.1 × 15.2 cm). – Continuous local text on Lucerne on both sides.

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