Book & Printing Plate
One of the
“Artist’s Most Famous Series”
(FAZ Oct. 14, 1995)
from which still the
“Blue Rider” Franz Marc gained, too
Johann Elias Ridinger. (Representation of the Fair Game with the respective Tracss and Traces, Goings, Get-offs, Turns, Flight, and other Signs more … drawn from life) / Abbildung Der Jagtbaren Thiere mit derselben angefügten Fährten und Spuhren, Wandel, Gänge, Absprünge, Wendungen, Widergängen, Flucht, und anderer Zeichen mehr … nach der Natur gezeichnet, samt einer Erklärung darüber). Augsburg, the author (1737-)1740. Large fol. 1 ll. title, preface + description. With pictorially executed large etched title vignette search-hunter with leader and, mixed with engraving, 23 etchings.
Ruby red morocco volume
with 4 ornamental raised bands, 2 dark green back-plates, gilt two-piece title on the front + Ridinger-stag-vignette on the back cover, gilt lines on both, and in the inner of the front cover below ridinger handlung niemeyer (ridinger gallery niemeyer), all in 23.5 carat, in
homogeneous Solander box
– traced back here far beyond Thieme-Becker (vol. XXVIII, 1933, p. 308) + Thienemann (1856), p. XXIII, seamlessly directly to the master’s estate itself – the
original printing plate
for plate 16 “(Trace of the Otter)” in reverse (15 × 11⅞ in [38.1 × 30.1 cm]) as removable solitaire laid into the front cover under polycarbonate glass, inscribed “16. / Joh. El. Ridinger inv. del. sc. et exc. Aug. Vind.”. Below the
gilt hall mark as unicum
– Otter-Exemplar –
(– Otter Copy –)
Thienemann + Schwarz (Catalogue of a Ridinger-collection, color plate vol. I, X) 162-185. – Title and plates a little time-marked throughout, but as a whole a very fine copy already before its binding, Solander box and – printing plate in its optically excellently condition. – With the etched numbering as the
first edition of the final state .
Adequately presented within the Red Series of lüder h. niemeyer as of highest grade.
Offer no. 15,273 / price on application