From Luschnitz Valley (Bohemia). In the foreground groups of strollers. Above the river (tributary of the Moldavia) castle. Etching by Bernhard Mannfeld (Dresden 1848 – Frankfort/Main 1925). C. 1875. Inscribed: Orig.-Rad. v. B. Mannfeld., otherwise in German as before. 8½ × 6¼ in (21.5 × 15.8 cm).
Boetticher 67. – Printer’s address subsequently removed. – Distributed 1878 by Alex. Duncker, Berlin.
Offer no. 6,125 / EUR 74. (c. US$ 89.) + shipping
Decorative School Reports
from Bohemian-Krumau & Budweis
Beneschau – School and Religion Report for Johann Mahr (?). Executed in German writing at the vicarage of Beneschau (?) June 17, 1821. Fol. 1 page on double sheet. With the vicar’s seal and signature.
Large typograph. watermark “Krumau N. 5.” – Smoothed out horizontal and 3 only barely perceptible vertical folds.
“ Executor testifies herewith; that in his earlier years Johann Mahr … has attended the trivial (elementary) and the 1st grammar grades very regularly … but also regularly attended the repetition lesson on Sundays and holidays and always distinguished himself by his well-behaved, quiet, and decent manners. ”
Offer no. 15,041 / EUR 128. (c. US$ 155.) + shipping
A Budweis … School-Report
Budweis – Report by the elementary school at Bohemian-Budweis for Bernard Krumbholz, pupil of the fourth grade. Printed form filled in in German writing. Executed Bohemian-Budweis April 9, 1827. Fol. 1 page. With the school’s paper seal and the signature of director Lugert Trink (?).
Typograph. watermark. – Utterly smoothed out horizontal and 2 vertical folds, rather feeble crease-traces. – On the back note of two lines by old hand.
“ By the elementary school at Bohemian=Budweis is testified herewith, that Krumbholz Bernard, pupil of the fourth grade, 1st age-class was well-behaved, and has learned the prescribed subjects as follows … This pupil therefore deserves to be set into the first grade. ”
Offer no. 15,043 / EUR 128. (c. US$ 155.) + shipping
Gojau – School Report for Joseph Bürger, pupil of the second grade of the trivial (elementary) school at Gojau. Executed in German writing Gojau May 4, 1818. Fol. 1 page on double sheet. With seal and signatures of Jakob Veinhuber (?), parson, and Franz Freybmuth (?), schoolmaster.
Watermark Large Double Eagle with Crown. – 1 horizontal and 2 vertical folds. – Religion – mark entered by the parson – , German, Latin, calligraphy, and all other subjects each marked as “good”:
“ Joseph Bürger, pupil of the second grade in the trivial school at Gojau, has attended school regularly, behaved very well in his manners, and learned the prescribed subjects as follows … He therefore deserves to be set into the first grade. ”
Offer no. 15,040 / EUR 148. (c. US$ 179.) + shipping
Hohenfurt – Report for Jacob Grübl for the attendance of the Sunday school. Executed in German writing Marktschule Hohenfurt September 26, 1829. Sm. fol. 1 page. With seals and signatures of Alois Schiller, parson, and Johann Gruber (?), schoolmaster.
Typograph. watermark J V. – Smoothed out horizontal and 2 vertical folds barely perceptible anymore. – On the back note of two lines by old hand.
“ Report Jacob Grübl, as presenter of this, has regularly attended the school here on Sundays for the repetition of the subjects: religion, reading, writing, and arithmetic according to highest order; and with respect to the manners has behaved very well. ”
Offer no. 15,044 / EUR 148. (c. US$ 179.) + shipping
Hohenfurt – Report for Friederich Dömaschko, pupil of the second grade of the school at Hohenfurt. Printed form filled in in German writing. Executed Markt Hohenfurt April 28, 1831. Fol. 1 page. With the signatures of Aloys Schiller, parson, and Johann Gruber, schoolmaster.
Typograph. watermark WELS. – Smoothed out horizontal and 2 vertical folds barely perceptible anymore. – With note of September 7, 1834, on a repetition there. – On the back name of the recipient of the report by old hand. – Religion, reading in German, Latin, and written, arithmetic, and correctly speaking fine, calligraphy and writing from dictation as well as composition just average though:
“ Friederich Dömaschko, pupil of the second grade in the school at Hohenfurt, has regularly attended school, behaved well in his manners, and learned the prescribed subjects as follows … He therefore deserves to be set into the first grade.
“ Nta For the repetition of above subjects presenter of this has attended the school here on Sundays. ”
Offer no. 15,045 / EUR 98. (c. US$ 118.) + shipping
Especially fine the Seal
“Vicarage Hohenfurt 1803”
Hohenfurt – Rosenberg – Report for Vinzenz Pokorny from Rosenberg for four years attendance of the parish school Hohenfurt. Printed form filled in in German writing. Executed March 20, 1825. Sm. fol. 1 page. With seal and signatures of Valentin Schozzer, vicar, and Franz Karl Gruber, schoolmaster.
Typograph. watermark FDW/LDM (?). – Smoothed out horizontal and 2 vertical folds. – The very fine and clear seal with inscription “Vicarage Hohenfurt 1803”. – On the back note of two lines by old hand. – Religion, reading, and writing fine, correct writing and arithmetic just average though:
“ Presenter of this, Vinzenz Pokorny, 15 years old … born in the dominion Rosenberg, has attended the school here for four years, and proven in the test undertaken with him that he has learned the prescribed subjects. In respect of the manners he deserves to be set into the first grade … ”.
Offer no. 15,042 / EUR 128. (c. US$ 155.) + shipping
Reading in Bohemian “good”
Weleschin – Report for Wenzl Treuer, former pupil of the second grade of trivial (elementary) school Weleschin. Executed in German writing Markt Weleschin September 27, 1834. Fol. 1 page on double sheet. With seal and 2 signatures, including Johann Fugier (?) as schoolmaster.
Typograph. watermark J. Vogl. – Smoothed out horizontal and vertical fold. – Two small fold cracks as well as a 2 cm tear of the back sheet’s horizontal fold backed acid-freely. – On the back name of the recipient of the report by old hand. – In all subjects including religion, reading in Bohemian and Latin as well as arithmetic fine:
“ Presenter of this, Wenzl Treuer former pupil of the second grade of the trivial school at Weleschin has regularly attended school, behaved well in his manners, and learned the prescribed subjects as follows … As the same had regularly attended the repetition lesson (?), so he deserves to be set into the first grade. ”
Offer no. 15,046 / EUR 148. (c. US$ 179.) + shipping
“ … yet Shows Particularly with its Horns
a Marked Difference ”
Hungarian or Bohemian Sheep. “The rakka Aegoceros ovis – strepsiceros” (Th.). Lying to the right, yet looking to the left. Colored etching/engraving by Johann Elias Ridinger (Ulm 1698 – Augsburg 1767). Inscribed: ARIES. / Ungarisch oder Böhmisch Schaaf. / Belier d’Hongrie ou de Bohéme. / Familia II. Zweÿhufige. / J. El. Ridinger fec. et exc. A. V. 12¼ × 8¼ in (31.2 × 20.8 cm).
Thienemann & Schwarz 994. – IN THE RIDINGERS’ ORIGINAL COLORING from the unnumbered Colored Animal Kingdom created since 1754 and concluded finally posthumously not before 1773 (“Complete copies are next to untraceable”, so Weigel, Art Cat., part XXVIII, Ridinger Appendix 63a as merely 120-sheet torso, 1857 ! , but also just individual plates quite rarely on the market only, at niemeyer’s presently nevertheless the one as the others). – Remaining uncolored contrary to the prospectus, a second edition from the plates shortened even under loss of animals and with modified titling and the Ridinger inscription removed, yet now numbered, was published by Engelbrecht/Herzberg in Augsburg 1824/25.
“ To this (sheep/ram) representation still another of a Hungarian sheep has been added, which is a little larger and heavier than ours, yet shows particularly with its horns a marked difference. For as with ours the horns are wound backward, so with this kind these stand upward like an extended fork and also are
quite particularly turned or wound , also give them a rather good look ”
(Ridinger’s sons in the preamble to pt. I in German and French, pp. 18 f. & 15 f. resp., enclosed in copy).
The rarer sujet in its vibrant colorfulness
with watermark C & I Honig as that sturdy Dutch quality paper Ridinger used in line with his preamble to the Principal Colors of Horses
“on account of the fine illumination” for the colored works
“as for this purpose it is the most decent and best”. – Margins on three sides 1.8-2.5 cm, below 4.8 cm wide.
Offer no. 15,950 / EUR 435. / export price EUR 413. (c. US$ 499.) + shipping
Friedland in Bohemia, Castle. Steel engraving. C. 1855. 4¾ × 6¼ in (12 × 16 cm). – Wallenstein’s most beautiful property.
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Co-Founder of the Family Dynasty of Karlsbad Glass Cutters
Pfeiffer, Josef Anton (1807 Karlsbad c. 1870). Female hound with six puppies in a strawlaid shed. On the right low wooden water trough. Body color heightened with white with partial white glazing. On the back inscribed in ink by own hand: J. Anton Pfeiffer / 1825. 15¾ × 21⅝ in (40 × 55 cm).
Th.-B. XXVI, 527. – Early work by Josef Anton, who together with his elder brother Anton Heinrich represents the start of the family dynasty of Karlsbad glass cutters. See hereto also Pazaurek, Gläser der Empire und Biedermeierzeit, Leipsic 1923. – Lower right in pencil by different hand: Ant. Pfeiffer 1825. – Above with narrow paper margin, else trimmed at, partly just within the borderline. At the right edge at three places traces of former mounting extending up to 5 mm into the subject. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 15,677 / price on application
“ One of the Most Splendid Print Rooms
in Private Possession ”
Lanna Collection Prague
Singer, Hans Wolfgang. Lanna Collection Prague. The Print Room. Scientific catalog. In German. 2 vols. Prague, author’s edition, 1895. With
etched portrait frontispiece of Baron Adalbert von Lanna
by William Strang (Dumbarton 1859 – Bournemouth 1921; Strang 469; “His best he has given as portraitist in his closely observed and graphically most precisely reproduced etched … portrait heads”, Th.-B.) & 31 plates mounted on light carton. X pp., 2 ll., 515, 1 pp., 1 l.; 3 ll., 517, 1 pp., 1 white l., 1 l. ills. index. Ruby h. cloth by Steam Bookbindery Böttcher & Bongartz in Leipsic with wide back and wide cloth corners with gilt lines towards the distinctively patterned covers as well as gilt back title. Gilt head edges.
Löffler-Kirchner II, 295; Bogeng I, 363. – From the former possession of the once Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett with their stamp and written note “(Reference Library)” on the fly-leaf. – Several of the otherwise snow-white mounting cartons above/above laterally with rather only feeble foxing spots, only plts. I&II more, thereby especially in the cover tissue paper. The illustrations themselves not affected and generally not to be overrated. – Inner cover/fly-leaf paper torn at the front joints, at the back only allusively, the inner book itself still perfectly solid. The cloth cover of the back joints each torn above 1.5 (I) and 4 (II) cm resp. just as a tiny bump in the back of I. The backs otherwise paled and upper/lower edges of the paper cover minimally (above and once below) to quite slightly bumped. – Irrespective of this fully acquisition-worthy copy of the important stock catalog initiated by Baron von Lanna himself.
Comprising 10,041 sheet, including “quite a number of undescribed states, striking copies and the like”, opened up by five indices: engravers & xylographers / painters & artists whose works served as model / authors, publishers, printers, etc. / portraits / miscellanea . – See the complete description.
Offer no. 14,507 / EUR 327. / export price EUR 311. (c. US$ 376.) + shipping
The Powder Tower in Prague. With crowd & fiacre. Etching by Bernhard Mannfeld (Dresden 1848 – Frankfort/Main 1925) printed in brown. C. 1875. Inscribed: Orig.-Rad. v. B. Mannfeld. / Druck v. O. Felsing. Berlin., otherwise in German as before. 208¼ × 5⅞ in (20.8 × 15 cm)
With printer’s and publisher’s addresses of O. Felsing and Alexander Duncker resp., both Berlin. – From a set of 1889. – Three light foxspots, one of which at the text margin close to the picture. – On wide-margined light cardboard. – See the complete description.
Offer no. 14,579 / EUR 95. (c. US$ 115.) + shipping
“ … that I have received the parcel in good order. Very well and professional packed indeed. The litho of Mourot is according to my expectations. The drawing is rare. Colouring most probably same time … ”
(Mr. P. v. d. W., June 26, 2003)