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).
“ 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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