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Ermakov, (Dmitri Ivanovich). [One of the first Marxist groups in the... Caucasus]. Tbilisi (Tiflis), Georgia, 1880s. Tbilisi (Tiflis), Georgia, 1880s. Albumen print, titled and numbered "13385" in the lower edge of the negative. 213 x 165 mm.

EUR 3,500.00

A fine image showing yard and street cleaners at study. - The Russian photographer Ermakov trained as a military topographer and took part in the Russo-Turkish War before setting up his photographic business in Tbilisi. He travelled extensively as far as Iran and took part in several archaeological expeditions in the Caucasus, leaving a series of unique photographs. {BN#46938}

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There's no business like show business

[Erotica]. 13 erotic watercolours. [Probably Vienna, first half of 19th c.]. [Probably Vienna, first half of 19th c.]. 13 ff. of coloured pencil drawings, numbered 3-5, 8, 15-16, 18-20, 2[1] (?), 22, 31 and 32. About 22 x 16 cm each, matted.

EUR 9,500.00

Curious collection of obscene watercolours, apparently a product of the Austrian Biedermeier period. Three drawings poke fun at the then-famous vaudevillian athlete, juggler and balance artiste Rappo (the Innsbruck-born Karl von Rapp, 1800-53), giving quite a new meaning to the term "show business". Others employ the setting of a trade fair, depicting the city harlots preparing for work and travelling salesmen in pursuit of lewd entertainment. While nearly all drawings are accompanied by tongue-in-cheek couplets, one has no caption, and another is simply entitled "table-tipping" (not the séance kind). In the circus drawings, Rappo's name was first obscured as "R. Appo" and then - rather crudely - changed to the familiar spelling. - A fine, well-preserved collection, apparently a substantial part of a formerly larger set. {BN#34172}

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Erró, [Gudmundur], Icelandic artist (b. 1932). Karl Marx. No place, 1975. No place, 1975. Collage on paper, signed and dated. 425 x 330 mm. Framed and glazed.

EUR 8,500.00

Erró (born Guðmundur Guðmundsson), the "Roy Lichtenstein of Iceland", is a visual artist and painter best known for his painted pop-art collages of images from comic books and advertisements. {BN#49495}

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[Franz II. (I.)., Kaiser]. Lithographie des Kaisers auf dem Totenbett. [Wien, 1835]. [Wien, 1835]. 1 S. Qu.-folio.

EUR 60.00

Mittig gefaltet, etwas angestaubt und mit kleinen Randläsuren. {BN#35178}

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Fuchs, Richard, painter (1852-1916). Sunset on the Nile. No place, ca 1900. No place, ca 1900. Oil on canvas, 860 x 405 mm. Signed.

EUR 9,500.00

After having studied at the Academy of Arts in his native Berlin, Richard Fuchs specialized on oriental scenes. He remained based in Germany, but spent most of the year in Italy and northern Africa (cf. Thieme/Becker), reflected in the splendid colours of many of his works. Margins rubbed (minor loss to image), some insignificant cracks in the paint and slightly dustsoiled. Elaborately framed. {BN#47510}
¶ Thieme/Becker XII, 551.

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[Fugger]. Wappen der Familie Fugger von Kirchberg und Weißenhorn.... O. O., um 1550. O. O., um 1550. Aquarellierte Federzeichnung auf Papier. 234 x 192 mm.

EUR 750.00

Schönes Wappenaquarell des 16. Jahrhunderts. Mit dem Kauf der Grafschaft Kirchberg und der Herrschaft Weißenhorn durch Jakob Fugger im Jahre 1507 begann der Aufstieg der Fugger "von der Lilie" in den Adel. Schon 1511 wurde der bürgerliche Unternehmer Jakob Fugger (1459-1525) aus lehensrechtlichen Gründen in den Adelsstand erhoben; die Erhebung eines Kaufmanns in den Freiherrenstand war ein Vorgang ohne Parallele im Reich. Nach dem Tod des kinderlos verstorbenen Jakob übernahm dessen Neffe Anton Fugger (1493-1560) das Familienunternehmen; mit seinem Tod endete das "Zeitalter der Fugger". - Papierverlust in der unteren linken Ecke (bis knapp ans Bild reichend) fachmännisch hinterlegt. {BN#33964}

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Gauermann, Friedrich, Maler und Graphiker (1807-1862). Eigenh. Skizzenbuch. Niederösterreich u. a. O., 1830-1831. Niederösterreich u. a. O., 1830-1831. 45 Skizzen (einige laviert) auf 23 Bll. Originaler Halblederband mit Deckeltitel "F. Gauermann's Skizzenbuch v. J. 1830".

EUR 4,800.00

Das Skizzenbuch enthält Baum- und Figurenstudien, Skizzen von Kühen in Ställen sowie Landschaftsskizzen. Einige davon sind datiert und beschriftet, u. a. "vom Ausflug mit Höger 1831. Oktober", "Mit Pollak und Höger 1831 im September", "mit Höger am 14. Oktober 1831 auf dem Rabenstein", "mit Höger im Thiergarten am 3. Dezember 1830". - Friedrich Gauermann unternahm mit seinen Schwägern, den Landschaftsmalern Joseph Höger (1801-77) und Wilhelm Pollak (1802-60), zahlreiche Reisen durch Österreich, wo Skizzen und Studien für spätere Ölgemälde angefertigt wurden. - Der Einband berieben und bestoßen, die Skizzen teils braun- und fingerfleckig und mit Klebeband im Mittelfalz fixiert. {BN#49337}

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Luxury dedication copy from the library of Archduchess Sophie

Gironi, Robustiano. Toletta delle dame greche e private costumanze dei... greci sì antichi che moderni. Saggio. Milan, Giulio Ferrario, 1825. Milan, Giulio Ferrario, 1825. Folio. (6), 133, (3) pp. With 19 (including frontispiece; 1 double-page-sized) coloured aquatints by or after Albrisetti, Bonatti, Bramati, Bottigelli, Bussi, Fumagalli, Gallina, Palagi, Raineri, and Sanquirico. Contemporary ruby-red morocco, elaborately gilt with giltstamped arms to both covers. Green moirée silk endpapers.

EUR 48,000.00

Of all of Gironi's publications, all of which are of a similar nature, this present work on ladies' ablutions and private habits in Greek antiquity as well as in modern Greece would appear to be the rarest. Illlustrated with particular care and printed in no more than eighty copies, it is dedicated to the 20-year-old Archduchess of Austria, Sophie (1805-72), daughter of the Bavarian King Maximilian I Joseph, later aunt and mother-in-law to Empress Elisabeth of Austria ("Sisi"). Our copy is that from the library of the Archduchess herself, printed on strong, very wide-margined wove paper and sumptuously bound. Slight foxing to endpapers and edges, otherwise in perfect condition. Sophie's monogram (her entwined, crowned initials) stamped to reverse of title. {BN#33526}
¶ Not in British Library, Atabey, Blackmer, Brunet, Cicognara, Colas, Graesse, Hiler, Lipperheide, or Rothschild.

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[Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von]. - Anonym. Bleistiftzeichnung nach einer Goethe-Büste. O. O., [um 1810]. O. O., [um 1810]. 509:437 mm.

EUR 350.00

BN#46934 {BN#46934}

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[Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von]. - Anonym. Bleistiftzeichnung nach einer Goethe-Büste. O. O., [um 1810]. O. O., [um 1810]. 484:430 mm.

EUR 350.00

BN#46936 {BN#46936}

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[Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von]. - Anonym. Bleistiftzeichnung nach einer Goethe-Büste. O. O., [um 1810]. O. O., [um 1810]. 506:504 mm.

EUR 350.00

BN#46937 {BN#46937}

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[Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von] - Lips, Johann Heinrich, Kupferstecher (1758-1817). Bildnis des jungen Goethe in Rund. O. O., [1791]. O. O., [1791]. Bildformat: 265 mm im Rund. Blattgröße: 390:330 mm. Gerahmt in schwarz gelackter Biedermeierleiste.

EUR 2,500.00

Das Brustbild in Rund von Lips gilt als eines der schönsten graphischen Bildnisse Goethes. Prägnanter Abzug in tadelloser Erhaltung. - Johann Heinrich Lips gilt als künstlerischer Ziehsohn von Lavater, der seine Begabung früh entdeckte und ihn wie einen Vater förderte. Über Lavater lernte Lips auch Goethe kennen, auf dessen Verwendung hin er 1789 eine Professur an der Zeichenakademie zu Weimar erhielt. {BN#46913}

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Gomier, Louis. Sine Macula. Wohl Rom, um 1730. Wohl Rom, um 1730. Gestochene Kupferplatte (117:174 mm).

EUR 400.00

Hübsches Bildnis der Madonna in Andacht, mit über die Brust gelegten Händen, nach einem Gemälde von Carlo Maratti (1625-1713). Signiert vom Pariser Kupferstecher Louis Gomier, der 1713-30 in Rom tätig war und auch nach Pietro da Cortona, Ciro Ferri und An. Carracci stach. "Zu seinen Hauptblättern gehören eine Ansicht der Bernini-Fontände und des Obelisken auf der Piazza Navona [...] Auch war er Mitarbeiter an Mich. Mercati's Metallotheca [...] und stach einige Porträts nach eigener Zeichnung, darunter die der Königin Marie Eleonore Jos. von Polen und des Fürsten Lubomirski" (Thieme/B. 14, 364). Die Platte trägt noch den Verlegervermerk "typis Salmoni" (wohl ein Hinweis auf den römischen Drucker Giovanni Generoso Salmoni?). {BN#18018}

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Hauer, J., Weltkriegssoldat und Zeichendilettant (fl. um 1915). [Zeichenalbum des Ersten Weltkriegs]. Bosnien und Kroatien, 1915-1916. Bosnien und Kroatien, 1915-1916. 6 Zeichnungen in Bleistift und Tusche; ferner 1 hs. Dedikationsblatt eines Freundes. In Zeichenalbum mit zus. 36 Bll. Leinenband der Zeit mit Bindebändern. Qu.-8vo (192 x 140 mm).

EUR 800.00

Sechs Bleistift- bzw. Tuschzeichnungen eines wohl österreichischen Soldaten des Ersten Weltkriegs, der die Landschaft und Armeelager seiner Stationierungsorte im Feld festhielt. Neben einem Geschütz und den Mannschaftsbaracken sind mehrere mit genauen Höhenbezeichnungen versehene Landschaftspanoramen zu sehen, manche bezeichnet ("Zur Erinnerung an den 20. October 1914 wo hier die Serben eine starcke Niederlage hatten"; Ortsangaben u. a. Romanja Planina, Kukor, Grabavik, Krs; Gradiste, Daganj, Trebervic). Außerdem findet sich die Propagandazeichnung eines den russischen Bären, englischen Löwen und belgischen Igel mit dem Gewehrkolben erschlagenden deutschen Soldaten. Am Schluss hat sich 1916 ein Wiener "Freund und Kriegskollege", Andreas Seidlitzky aus Simmering, mit einem Gedenkvers "zur ewigen Erinnerung" eingetragen. - Am vorderen Innendeckel Marke der Papierhandlung Simon Kattan, Sarajevo. Wohlerhalten. {BN#46953}

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The Austrian Army, illustrated

[Hauslab, Franz von]. Darstellung der K. K. Oesterreichischen Armee mit allen... Chargen [...]. Vienna, Joseph Trentsensky, (1823). Vienna, Joseph Trentsensky, (1823). Small 4to. Lithogr. t. p., 2 lithogr. ff. (table of contents), 202 lithographs in original colour, numbered 3-205 (nos. 15, 44, 64-69, 96-106, 161, 184-186 not numbered; no. 43 counted as 44 in error). Elaborate contemp. calf; original lithogr. wrapper covers mounted within decorative giltstamped cover borders. Giltstamped neo-gothic spine decoration. All edges gilt. White moirée silk endpapers. In contemp. slipcase.

EUR 9,500.00

First edition; assembled by Franz von Hauslab and lithographed by Joseph Trentsensky. Extremely rare. Contains an introduction on the various regiments, followed by 36 chapters, each of which concerns a single army unit, with all the ranks discusses separately. The numerous illustrations of the soldiers are coloured in full detail, allowing for an exact reconstruction of the historical uniforms. The binding design is a splendid example of the neo-gothic style of Romanticism. - Lithogr. bookplate "A. Balsan" on front pastedown, probably the library of the industrialist and politician Auguste-Jean-Jacques-Martin Balsan (1836-96); ms. ownership "Bauer Lieutnant" on flyleaf. - Lacking the separately issued folio appendix (20 ff. of artillery and wagons). Hinges beginning to spilt; binding rubbed, otherwise very well preserved. The Austrian National Library holds only the 1975 facsimile. {BN#29801}
¶ Colas 1384. Hiler 592.

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[Hl. Hyacinth.] Baron, Marcin. Sanctus Iacinctus Polonus. De familia comitum Odrouos, S.... Dominici socius et discipulus, et Ordinis Praedicatorum primus in septentrione fundator. In Sanctorum catalogo adscriptus à S.mo D. N. Clemente VIII. Pont. Max. die 17 mensis Aprilis, anno dni. 1594. Köln, Peter Overradt, 1605. Köln, Peter Overradt, 1605. Kupferstich, ca. 210 x 308 mm. Alt auf Trägerpapier aufgezogen.

EUR 750.00

Seltener Stich mit Szenen aus dem Leben des Hl. Hyacinth (Jacek Odrowaz), Begründer des Dominikanerordens in Polen und Patron Litauens. Seine Missionsreise führte Hyazinth auch nach Friesach (Kärnten), wo er 1221 das erste Dominikanerkloster im deutschen Sprachraum gründete. - Der polnische Maler Martin Baron aus dem galizischen Jaroslaw war wahrscheinlich in Deutschland tätig. "Er malte Heiligenbilder, nach welchen Peter Overadt in Köln zwei 1605 und 1606 gestochen hat, den hl. Stanislaus Kostka und den hl. Hyacinth darstellend. Weitere Nachrichten über ihn fehlen gänzlich" (Thieme/B.). - Gleichmäßig stärker gebräunt; Spuren alter Faltung; einige Wurmspuren, teils auch das Bild betreffend. Residuum der Sammlung Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872). {BN#44791}
¶ Thieme/Becker II, 516.

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Holub, Georg. Plakatprobedruck zur Wiener Sonnwendfeier 1913. Wien, Schneider & Lux, 1913. Wien, Schneider & Lux, 1913. Farblithographie, 123 x 94 cm, links unten im Stein monogrammiert.

EUR 450.00

Prachtvoller, kräftiger Probedruck des Plakats vor der Schrift. Im Museum für Angewandte Kunst Wien existiert das seltene Plakat mit separat eingedruckter Aufschrift: "Große Sonnenwendfeier der Deutschen Wiens am 15. Juni 1913. Ob schön! Ob Regen! Deutsches Volksfest. Bund der Deutschen in Niederösterreich. Fackelreigen, Musikvorträge, Gesangsvorträge, Wiesenspiele, Volksbelustigungen" (MAK, Plakatsammlung PI 1747). - Auf Japan doubliert. {BN#17974}

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[Hugo, Victor]. - Walery (i. e. Comte Stanislaw Julian Ostrorog), Lithuanian-born photographer (1830-1890). Woodburytype print on paper. N. p., c. 1880. N. p., c. 1880. 234:174 mm (size of plate), mounted on cardboard (330:250 mm).

EUR 2,000.00

BN#45506 {BN#45506}

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Unique scrapbook of rare engravings and original drawings, including works by J. E. Ridinger, Pieter van Laer, Jost Amman, Matthäus Merian, and Wenceslaus Hollar

[Hunting and horses]. A 20th century collector's privately compiled scrapbook of... engravings, etchings, drawings, and watercolours. Various places, 15th to 19th century. Various places, 15th to 19th century. 21 drawings and watercolours and 59 engravings and etchings, all mounted in an album with 65 leaves numbered in pencil. A folio volume (251 x 337 mm) bound in 18th century red morocco, finely gilt (a remboitage) with modern label "Ridinger Hunde" on spine. Marbled endpapers. Stored within a custom-made marbled slipcase.

EUR 15,000.00

A fine scrapbook album of original artwork and early prints with a focus on horses and the art of hunting dating from the early Renaissance, privately compiled by the German entrepreneur Hans Dedi (1918-2016). The very first of the many fine drawings is a pencil, ink and wash hunting scene, dated 1759 (p. 1): the original design for the title of the monumental Baroque plan showing the "Parc d'Eisenstatt" by the Esterházys' engineer and architect Nicolaus Jacoby, signed by the artist (the engraving was subsequently prepared by Martin Tyroff). Most of Jacoby's work for the Eisenstadt palace is kept in the palace archives, making this a rare item. It is followed by an appealing, unsigned ink hunting scene, ca. 1700 (p. 5) and a pencil and wash greyhound, signed by the Dutch-Roman painter Pieter De Laer, ca. 1640 (p. 6). Also, three ink and wash scenes (horses, hunter, hare) on one sheet (p. 7): patterns for metalwork by a German master, ca. 1570, signed "Hanns Lederschmid [changed soon after to: Hanns Jakob Vogel] ist dieses ghüs [i.e. Gehäuse, frame]" (from the collection of Eugène Rodrigues, 1853-1928, his stamp: Lugt 897; sold as no. 76 in the catalogue of F. Muller, Amsterdam, 12/13 July 1921). Pages 8-9 comprise a total of eight watercolour deer and shooting scenes on 2 sheets, ca. 1800; p. 10 shows a cut out ink and wash design for a gun wheellock with a hunting scene. An ink and wash scene of a bear at bay after Jost Amman, ca. 1600, adorns p. 22; p. 31 bears a gouache on vellum (large boar in rocky landscape), attributed to Johann Christoph Dietzsch, ca. 1760; p. 32 has a a scene of hunter and dog (cut out pencil and wash on vellum, decoration for a snuff or pill box); p. 33 shows a pen and ink wash of trapping birds. On page 34 is a large Persian watercolour, ca. 1460/80, depicting the Persian ruler Bahram Gur shooting a lion and a wild ass with a single arrow (from a MS of Nezami's "Haft Peykar"); p. 47 shows an ink and wash of a stag set upon by hounds, by Joseph Georg Winter (with later attribution on verso). - The prints are consistently of a similarly high quality. They include the complete publication of Johann Elias Ridinger's set of canines, "Neues Thier Reis-Büchl. Erster Theil, allerley Art Hunde vorstellend" (Augsburg, 1728) comprising the title and 11 plates (ZBI 3409; Th. 725-736). Other engravings worthy of mention include two woodcut riding scenes from Theuerdank, 1517 (p. 2-3, including an early proof without text on verso); an engraved boar hunting scene by Augustin Hirschvogel, 1569 version (p. 4); four engraved hunting scenes after Bartholomaeus van Lochom, ca. 1640 (pp. 14-17); two woodcut hunting scenes after Jost Amman (p. 18); two engraved hunting scenes by Johann Siebmacher, ca. 1600 (p. 23); a woodcut of King Henry the Fowler with a falcon, 1621, representing the relief in Regensburg's Dollingersaal (p. 24); six engraved hunting scenes by Aubry after Matthäus Merian (pp. 25-30); a hunting scene (Hercules and the Ceryneian Hind, Bartsch 95, Holstein S 50) by Heinrich Aldegrever, 1550 (p. 33); 12 engraved hunting scenes by Claude Savary and B. Gaultier, from the collection of William A. Baillie-Grohman (1851-1921) with his stamp, Lugt 370 (pp. 35-46); a stag by Wenceslaus Hollar, 1649, after a drawing by Albrecht Dürer from 1518 (p. 61); Hollar's large hunting still life after Peter Boel, from the collection of the counts of Fries with Franz Rechberger's signature (1802) on verso (p. 62); a hunter with rifle and hounds, by Johann Jakob Biedermann, ca. 1820, with stamp of the Öffentliche Kunstsammlung im Museum zu Basel, Lugt 222a (p. 63); and a stag hunt scene by Pierre Firens, ca. 1620 (p. 64), with several others. - Binding a little rubbed in places. A fine anthology, personally compiled over several decades through private purchases in the trade and at auction, frequently drawing on material formerly in notable 18th, 19th and earlier 20th century collections, by the Swiss-born German merchant and entrepreneur Hans Dedi, chairman of the "Quelle" mail order concern and the Schickedanz business group, with his bookplate on the front pastedown and his handwritten annotations and acquisition notes on loosely inserted sheets. {BN#48369}

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[India]. - Delhi: Jama Masjid. Jumma Musjid Delhi. Watercolour on cardboard. No place, [ca 1920]. No place, [ca 1920]. Signed "A. Alintor" (?). 205 x 460 mm.

EUR 2,800.00

An imaginative rendering of the Masjid-i Jahan-Numa (World-reflecting Mosque) in Delhi, shown here in the midst of a desert, with camels and bedouins in the foreground. - Mounted on cardboard; two small tears to lower edge. {BN#47512}

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