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.
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Germany: Quensen, 1983. Hardcover. Inserted is an inscribed original drawing by Eggers in pencil on loose leaf paper of unicorns. It appears to have been done for Baltimore art dealer Ernest Lowenstein - "for E" and is dated January 1975. An interesting German publication on the graphic works of Eberhard Eggers. 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]. Hardcover with glossy black paper pictorial covers with white title to spine. Light signs of handling. Near fine condition. Measures 8.25 x 10.5 inches. ART/072722. Near Fine.
Leipzig: Paul List, circa 1900. Hardcover. Very good in cream cloth spine and glossy paper-covered boards with gilt ttle and delicate pictorial emblem. Gilt title to spine. Endpapers patterned in gilt. Hinges starting though binding remains tight. Chipping to endpapers. Boards slightly bowed, interior clean. 243 pages. IN GERMAN. GER1/3122. Very Good.
Droemer Knaur, 1979. Hardcover. Signed and inscribed by the author. Bound in orange cloth boards with black title to spine. Small spot of soiling to front cover and bumping to top corner, else fine condition. Clean, bright interior. Includes 50 color illustrations. In orange illustrated dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Creasing and minor wear to jacket. 367 pages. GER/012015. Near Fine / Very Good.
Cordon Company, 1937. Hardcover. A collection of 30 easy German songs with music and lyrics. Lyrics are in German with footnotes on English translations of some words. In pink paper covered boards with purple and pink title to spine and front cover. Sight fading and minor wear to spine. Clean. In German. 64 pages. GER/012015. Very Good.
Mainz: Johann Schoeffer [Johannes Schöffer], 1532. Five leaves from the third German edition of Livy's Romische Historien. The printer, Johann Schoeffer, was the son of early German printer Peter Schoeffer and the grandson of Johann Fust, who was a financial backer of Johannes Gutenberg for the 42-line bible project. These handsome leaves are in German and printed in Gothic typeface. Each leaf has a large and finely executed woodcut to illustrate scenes of action and drama from Livy's famous history. There four line decorated initials marking a new paragraph or section. The leaves are generally in very good condition. The pages have browning along the margins and some spotting. One leaf has a small tear on its upper margin. There is light chipping along the page edges where they were removed from the book in which they were bound. The pages are numbered XCIX, CXLIX, CLXIII, CCCLII, and CCCLXVI. EPHEM/061223. Very Good.
leipzig: Verlag für Wissenschaft und Literatur, 1946. Paperback. In German. A compilation of writings by survivors of Buchenwald detailing construction, corruption, deaths, signifcant events, and more. In tan paper wrappers with black and red illustration to front cover. Heavy creasing to rear cover, minor creasing to front cover, browning to edges of boards, and soiling to edge of rear board. Browning throughout interior and soiling to margins of last few pages. Includes chilling photographic illustrations, several diagrams, and maps. 130 pages. HOL/060822. Very Good.
Berlin: Officina Serpentis, 1920. Hardcover. 1 of 100 copies in regular edition. Includes two essays: "Neuer Lehrbegriff der Bewegung und Rube, und der damit verknüpften Folgerungen in den ersten Gründn der Naturwissenschaft 1758" and "Von dem ersten Grunde des Unterschiedes der Gegenden im Raume 1768." Vellum spine with gilt title over tan paper covered boards with black title to front board. Browning and foxing to boards. Darkening to spine. Wear and bumping to top corners. A few spots of foxing to interior, mostly on endpapers. Clean and bright overall. Handprinted. First essay is 21 pages and second is 14 pages. IN GERMAN. GERLANG/122022. Very Good.
Hagen: v.d. Linnepe Verlagsgesellschaft KG, 1978. Hardcover. Bound in gray cloth with black lettering and design on spine and front cover. Illustrated endpapers, many illustrations and architectural plans throughout. Includes fold-out illustrations. Minor wear and light soiling to covers. Slight bump to foot of spine. Clean, bright interior. 276 pages. German History. GER01/012600. Very Good.
München: Druck und Verlag Carl Kuhn, 1910. Paperback. Facsimile reprint of the first known edition of this book on obstetrics from 1500. Bound in brown paper wrappers with black title to edge of spine. Covers and spine are browned and chipped. Browning to end papers. Several signatures are loose. Approximately 50 pages. GER/022099. Very Good.
Leipzig: Das Deutschen Buchgewerbevereins, 1933. Paperback. Thin quarto. This issue is dedicated to Rudolf Koch and full circle. Professionally restored with a modern tan paper spine. Original paper wrappers are attached to the modern spine and missing lettering has been hand calligraphed. Title to front wrapper only. Closed tears to wrappers repaired with archival tape. Dampstaining to edge of front wrapper and to margins of first few pages. Toning to pages. Occasional spots of foxing, but clean overall. Illustrated. Includes several tipped in color illustrations. Pagination: 353 - 412 plus several plates. BOB/020323. Very Good.
Berlin: In der Nicolaischen Buchhandlung, 1814. Hardcover. Second edition. Zweite rechtmassige, von dem Vater des Dichters; veranstaltete Ausgabe. Very good in tan speckled paper-covered boards, rubbed at corners and along spine. Interior has occasional lspots of foxing. 101 pages. In German GER1/2142.
Stuttgart: Ernst Battenberg Verlag, 1963. Hardcover. 4to. In German. This title examines the usage of color in culture and life. Blue cloth boards with gilt title to front board and decorative black and gilt title to spine. Minor scuffing/soiling to front board. Pristine interior with bright text. Filled with tipped-in color plates. Plates range from images of nature to reproductions of artwork. Tight binding. 275 pp. ART/081904. Very Good Plus.
Martinus Nijhoff, 1951. Hardcover. Vol. III. 4to. Very good+ in three-quarter black cloth binding with marble boards. Raised bands and very faint title on spine. Printed on beautiful paper with untrimmed edges, some of which are unopened. 96 pages. Dimensions: 10 x 6 1/2. German Language. GER109010. Very Good +.
Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1969. Paperback. Excerpt taken from Sonderdruck aus zu Begriff und Problem der Renaissance. Very good in white paper wrappers with blue cloth spine and title to front cover in black. Thin octavo. Presentation copy with inscription on front cover. Paperclip rust marking on front cover across signature and to first few pages of text. Insides are clean and bright (except for paperclip marking). German. 59 pages numbered 335 to 394. German Art. GER/2073. Very Good.
Berlin: Bard Marquart, n.d., circa 1900. Hardcover. Very good. Mit 15 Vollbildern und zwei Facsimiles. Bound in full limp vellum with decorative gold stamping to front cover and title to spine. Ties are no longer present. Light soiling and slight warp to boards. Occasional spots of foxing to interior, but clean overall. Illustrated with photos, particularly from Jerusalem. Text printed in black with red accents. A few splits to binding. 79 pages with contemporary advertisements at rear. German. GER/9132. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Verlag von Thomas, 1860. Hardcover. SCARCE. Very good in brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine. White paint drip to spine. Several large chips to spine, one of which effects the title. Chips and minor wear to edges of boards. Hinges are starting. Text foxed in places. Printed in two columns in Fraktur. 250 pages. In German. GER3/2052. Very Good.