Hamburg: Gesellschaft der Bücherfreunde / Poeschel & Trepte, 1930. Hardcover. Number 313 of 700 copies. The first number of this fine German periodical on typography, illustration, and private press work. Includes an article by De Roos on Dutch book work, with facsimilies and a bibliography. Most text is in German. Bound in the original brown cloth with brick red and gilt title labels to spine. Slight bow to boards. Split to textblock after the front free endpaper, but binding remains secure. Slight bump to lower page corners. Clean and bright. Bookplate to front pastedown of William P. Wreden. Size: 8.75 x 11 inches. 205 pages plus 24 pages of examples. BOB/020323. Very Good.
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Steyler Verlagsbuchhandlung Kaldenkirchen, 1962. Hardcover. Thin quqrto. Includes information on missions throughout the worlds, arranged by continent. Many black and white photographic illustrations. Green leatherette boards with gilt title to spine and front board. In green dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Minor wear and chipping to edges and corners of jacket. Browning to interior, heavier on margins, but clean overall. Text in GERMAN only. 205 pages. GER/071620. Very Good / Very Good.
Berlin: Kurt Wolff / Im Schocken Verlag, 1932 / 1936. Hardcover. First volume has 18 full page plates and 8 illustations in text. In black cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Light rubbing to boards. Clean, bright interior. In white dust jacket with red spine panel and white title to spine. In original cardboard slipcase with title to spine panel. Minor wear to edges of case. 307 pages. Second volume is also bound in black cloth boards with gilt title to spine, but it's dust jacket is off-white with black title to spine and front panel. The second volume is not in a slipcase. 287 pages plus 15 plates. In German. GER709281 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Near Fine / Fine.
Wien: R. Lowit Verlag, 1935. Hardcover. A book of poems in German translation from Israel's national poet Chajim Nachman Bialik (1873 - 1934). Third edition. Very good in blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Minor fading to edges of boards and spine. Minor browning to endpapers, else clean and bright. Photographic frontispiece. In light grey dust jacket with blue title to spine and front panels. Minor chipping and wear to edges of jacket. Minor browning to spine and edge of jacket. 193 pages. In German. GER909281. Very Good / Very Good.
Stuttgart: Carl Krabbe. Hardcover. No date. Very Good in grey illustrated paper wrappers with grey title to front wrapper and black title to spine. Minor edgewear to exterior. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout and a fold out map. A few unopened pages at rear. 88 pages. In German. GER/4213. Very Good.
Lahr: J.H. Gieger, 1868. Hardcover. (Illustrated Village Newpaper. Volume 6) Includes 52 issues bound together in one volume. Good in half leather with marbled paper covered boards. Boards are rubbed, front cover is detached, and leather spine panel is missing. Previous owner inscription to front endpage dated 22/3/69. First two pages are present but detached and have a few chips along the edges. Browning to margins of pages. Includes numerous illustrations. Some of the original yellow paper wrappers bound into rear. 401 pages. A good reading copy. German. GER/4223. Good.
Munich: Bremer Presse, 1926-1929. Hardcover. 365 copies. This is a magnificent production from the famed Bremer Presse of Germany - probably their masterpiece. They published books from 1911 to 1939, interrupted only by World War I. It was founded by Willy Wiegand, and like England's Doves Press, rejected ornament except for splendid initials draw by Anna Simons and relied upon carefully chosen types and painstaking presswork to produce its limited edition hand printed books. The colophon states that this edition was printed to commemorate the 400 year anniversary of the publication of Martin Luther's German bible. The text was based on the editions published in 1545 and 1546. The Bible (German: Lutherbibel) was the first German language Bible translation from Latin sources. The New Testament was first published in September 1522, and the complete Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments with Apocrypha, in 1534. Luther continued to make improvements to the text until 1545. The five volumes are: Die Bucher Mose; Teil des Alten Testaments; Teil des Alten Testaments; Die Propheten; Das Neue Testament. Each volume has a different copy number. They are bound uniformly in blue paper boards with linen spines with the title written in calligraphy. The volumes are housed in gray paper board slipcases. In near fine condition in very good slipcases. Measures 10 x 14 inches. Unpaginated [each volume about 250-300 pages] PRI/011623. Near Fine.
Tölz, Germany: Bremer Presse, 1919. Hardcover. Number 167 of 270 copies. A handsome translation of Oedipus Rex, finely printed at the renowned Bremer Presse. Bound in marbled blue and brown paper boards with vellum spine and tips. Signed Bremer bindery. Gilt titling on spine. Spine is soiled and light wear to edges of covers. Text pages are clean and bright. Very good condition. Measures 7 x 10.5 inches. 94 pages. PRI/120822. Very Good.
Leipzig and Berlin: Wilhelm Friedrich, 1885. Hardcover. 8vo. Three quater dark brown leather with marble paper covered boards with gilt title on black title label to spine. Gilt floral devices to spine. Minor edgewear and light rubbing to boards. Beautiful gold and black patterned end pages. Book plate of I. H. Epstein to front paste down. Interior is clean and bright, aside from pencil marking on title page. Full marbled edges. An attractive book. IN GERMAN. 219 pages. German Language. GERLANG/092508. Very Good.
Basel: Buchdruckerei der National Zeitung AG, 1936. Paperback. SCARCE. Very good in yellow wraps, a bit faded around the edges with black title to front cover. Chipping to spine, pen mark to rear cover, and small chip to front cover. This copy belonged to Ottokar Weiss, an associate of James Joyce - with Weiss's ownership inscription dated 1941. Includes charts. 97 pages. German. GER1/01191. Very Good.
Stuttgart: Frieder. Bassermann'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung. Hardcover. Near mint red volume with gilt title in illustrated, vg slipcase (some fading and edge wear). Pages are bright, with tipped-in plates of Busch's paintings; commentary in German; his comics in the second half. Excellent condition; 403 pp. German Art. ART/9262. Near Fine.
Stuttgart: K. Thienemanns. Hardcover. Very good- in brownpaper covered boards with illustration to front board. This book has been expertly rebacked with blue cloth. The original spine has been pasted down on top of the modern material. Rubbing to boards and soiling to rear board. Wear to spine ends and corners. Spine rolled. Minor smudging and browning to margins of several pages. Pen markings to a few pages. Text is overall clean and bright with chromolithographic plates by Hoffmann. Text in German fraktur. 176 pages. GER112071. Very Good -.
Basel: Benno Schwabe & Co., 1961. Paperback. Heinrich Bircher was a surgeon, demographer, and military doctor. Very good in original tan paper wrappers with black title to front cover. In German. Includes frontispiece, diagrams, and illustrations. Stamp on front free endpage from previous book store. 88 pages. In German. GER/2153. Very Good.
Halle: Max Niemeyer, 1892. Hardcover. Very good in dark green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor wear to edges of boards and minor rubbing to front cover. Ex-library with stamp from Budapest to title page and writting in pen beneath stamp. Pencil underlining to a few passages in table of contents, but clean otherwise. 327 pages. GER/0422216. Very Good.
Hamburg: Brunn Udvent, 1923. Hardcover. Very good minus thick octavo. Bound in green cloth spine with paper covered decorative boards with embossed faux-leather pattern. Gilt title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards. Interior yellowed; dampstain and rippling along edges of pages. Fold-out tinted frontis; illustrations throughout. In German Script. 648 pages. German. GER/3083. Very Good -.
Berlin: Julius Bard Verlag, 1902. Hardcover. Cream paper covered spine with grey and gilt decorative paper covered boards. Gilt title to spine and front board. Wear and chipping to paper along edges, hinges, and corners of boars. Browning and slight roll to spine. Penned ownership inscription dated 1907 to front free endpaper. Clean interior overall. Attractively printed in red and black on laid paper. Devil motif to page numbers. 210 pages. GER/032323. Very Good.
New York: Ernst Kaufmann, 1910. Hardcover. Red cloth spine with grey paper covered boards. Illustrated pastedown to front cover and dark red title to spine. Minor wear / chipping to edges of boards and minor rubbing / soiling to front cover. Browning to interior and a few spots of foxing. Textblock is a little loose. Includes 4 chromolithographic plates.120 pages. In German. GER210311. Very Good.
Goteborg: Torsten Hedlunds Forlag, 1899. Hardcover. Vg+ in green and gilt boards with black illustration. Leather spine with gilt title and blind stamped decoration. Blind stamped design to rear board. 4to. illus. throughout including frontis. Light spot of foxing throughout. Cocked spine. Bookplate reads, From the Library of Gustaf Tonggren. German. 352 pages. GER209261. Very Good +.
Wien (Vienna): Ben Johann Thomas Edlen von Trattnern, 1795. Hardcover. Zwente verbesserte Ausgabe (second revised edition). This is the first volume only of a two volume work. Johann Nepomuk Cosmas Michael Denis (1729 - 1800) was an Austrian author, poet, and the curator for the Vienna Court Library. He was also a Catholic Priest, Jesuit, and an entomologist who studied moths and butterflies. This work is presented in three parts discussing the history of the book through early Christianity, through the Renaissance, and finally through the mid/late 1700s including the book trade. Deaccession stamp from Harvard Library embossed to rear endpaper along with a black ink ownership stamp. The black ownership stamp appears in the margins of several internal pages as well. In modern binding, which appears to have been added after the book was deaccessioned as there are no library markings, of three quarter tan leather over marbled paper covered boards with black and gilt title to spine, which reads: "R. Denis / Bücher / Kunde" Minor wear and rubbing to edges of boards, corners, and raised bands. Replica pastepaper endpapers with a few small spots where the surface has lifted on rear endpapers (likely from glue). These replica papers reproduce a circular pencil marking that was found on the original. The title page is printed in red and black. Head and tail pieces throughout. Occasional spots of soiling to interior including smudge marks and ink spots. Dampstaining to top margin in gutter to most pages. The stain is small and light in most of the book, but covers a larger area of the page (about 2 x 3 inches) on later pages. The stain does not affect legibility. The folding chart at the rear has additional creases, a few tears, dampstaining, and minor foxing. Lacks additional engraved plate. IN GERMAN. Attractive binding. 293 pages with one folded engraved chart to rear. GER/020923. Very Good.
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.
Otto Wilhelm Barth. 1966. Hardcover. This book was created to commemorate the 70th birthday of Karlfried Graf Dürckheim (1896 - 1988), German psychotherapist and Zen Master. Fine in black cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and gilt emblem to front cover. In original mylar jacket with white title printed on panel. Chipping to edges of jacket. Frontis photograph and a few black and white illustrations. Clean interior overall with a few pencil markings and ownership stamp from previous owner to front endpaper. 514 pages. In German. GER/4283. Fine / Very Good.
Stuttgart Und Leipzig: Eduard Hallberger, 1881. Hardcover. Dark green three quarter leather with marbled paper covered boards and gilt titles to spines. Four raised bands with decorative embossing to spines. Minor wear to edges of spines, corners, and edges. Some chipping to paper along edges of boards. Interiors are clean overall, though there is some browning to margins and occasional foxing. Endpages are lightly foxed and browned. Tight bindings. In German. An attractive set. 400 pages; 415 pages. GER/060404 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Very Good.
Hameln, Germany: Verlg CW Niemeyer, 1990. Hardcover. An interesting German publication exploring 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]. Bound in blue cloth with title in black on front cover and spine. In a white pictorial dust jacket with title in black to spine. Jacket has very light signs of handling. Near fine. 158 pages. Measures 10.25 x 8 inches. ART/072722. Near Fine.