New York: Henry Bill, 1857. Hardcover. With geographical descriptions of the states and territories, French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, chapters on Central America, California, American presidents, and more. IN GERMAN, printed in Fraktur type. Bound in modern black buckram with no title. Foxed throughout with occasional spots of soiling. Filled with over 300 illustrations. Includes 25 full page color illustrations - the frontispiece is a chromolithograph and the others have been hand colored. Most of the color illustrations depict battles on land and at sea. A page between the contents and the first page of text has been removed leaving a stub - it is text weight paper and may have been dedication page. Includes population tables for each state and county based on the 1850 census. Full marbled edges. 880 pages plus 2 pages of ads. GER/110922. Very Good.
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Hannover, Germany: Steintor Verlag, 1969. Hardcover. Number 262 of 500 copies, signed and numbered by the artist. The book was also inscribed to Baltimore art dealer Ernest Lowenstein in 1972. The title translates as: "Report from paradise. Six LSD drawings and six paraphrases as well as a title drawing by WP Eberhard Eggers with a critical report and comparative commentary by Rudolf Jüdes." In fact there are 12 illustrations of drawings by Eggers done under the influence of LSD. Wilhelm Paul Eberhard Eggers (1939-2004) was a German graphic artist, painter,sculptor,and Freemason. Artistically, he was considered a representative of modern fantastic realism, whose works are mainly mannerist in their richness of images [Wiki]. Bound in beige nubby cloth with pictorial title label affixed to front cover. Light offsetting to first and last free endpapers. Very good condition. Folio. Pages 3-7 + 12 plates. ART/080822. Very Good.
Berlin: Gottlieb Langen, 1774. Hardcover. An early German edition of Sterne's "The Life and Opinions of Mr. Tristram Shandy, " which first appeared in nine volumes between 1759-1767. This version has nine parts in two volumes. Bound in half vellum with red spine label and marbled boards. Vellum is soiled and abraded. Light bumping to corners of boards. Interior pages are browned but text is still quite legible. Library location sticker on pastedown of first volume, with a book plate on both pastedowns and unobtrusive library stamp to title pages. With two engraved illustrations. Very good condition. Measures 4 x 6.5 inches. Parts are paginated separately. About 300 pages in each volume. GERMLANG/090822. Very Good.