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Travel Germany – Rare

Couvée, Album mit 31 grossformatigen, originalen Photographien

Couvée, M. M.

19th Century Album with 31 fantastic, large vintage photographs of Germany, Austria and Italy. Many of these early photographs are on Frankfurt am Main, but also Berlin, Heidelberg and classic travel – locations along the Rhine are included / Also interspersed are some other european destinations like Lugano, Venice and Salzburg (these all in colour). – All Photographs original Albumen Prints. / Album mit 31 grossformatigen, fantastischen, originalen Photographien von deutschen und europaeischen Stadtansichten des 19. Jahrhunderts, vorwiegend Frankfurt am Main [mit traumhaften und ungewoehnlichen Ansichten von Frankfurt und Sachsenhausen / Kaiserstrasse mit Strassenbahn / Rossmarkt / Goetheplatz / Alte Oper / Palmengarten / Wiesbaden – Kursaalplatz / Eschenheimer Turm / Kaiser-Wilhelm-Denkmal / Main mit Untermainbruecke und Angler mit zwei Jungen davor / aber auch Stadtansichten von Berlin (″Blick nach den Linden” in Farbe – in colour), Lugano (in Farbe – in colour), Boppard (in Farbe – in colour), Heidelberg (in Farbe – in colour), Salzburg, Königstein im Taunus (in Farbe – in colour), Remagen (in Farbe – in colour), Coblenz, Lahneck, Sooneck, Braubach und Marxburg, Wiesbaden, Bingen und Venedig (in Farbe – in colour)/

La Haye / Dresden, Couvée / Stengel & Co., c. 1895 – 1900. Quer Quart / Oblong Quarto. 31 large photographs mounted on cardboard. Original Hardcover / Exzellente Halblederausgabe mit vergoldetem Titel auf dem Vorderdeckel. / Album with gilt lettering. Ungewoehnlich gut erhaltenes Album mit phantastischen Aufnahmen die auch das buergerliche Leben mit eingefangen haben. / Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.

EUR 1.280,-- 

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Nugent, Travels through Germany. Containing observations on Customs

Nugent, Thomas.

Travels through Germany. Containing observations on Customs, Manners, Religion, Government, Commerce, Arts, and Antiquities. With a particular account of the courts of Mecklenburg. Embellished with elegant Cuts of the Palaces and Gardens of the Dukes of Mecklenburg.

First Edition. Two Volumes (complete set). London, Printed for Edward and Charles Dilly, 1768. Octavo. Collation complete. Volume I: Frontispice: “View of the Palace of Strelitz”, (8), 391 pages with View of the “City of Hamburg”, “A Map of the Duchy of Mecklenburg – including the Island of Rugen” / Volume II: Frontispice: “View of the Palace of Ludwigslust”, (2), 395, (1) pages with “The Grand Cascade & Water Clock before the Palace Ludwigslust”, “The Cascade in the Wood, near the Summer House of Ludwigslust”, “The Two Cascades in the Wood near the little Summer House of Ludewigslust”, “The 2 Cascades with the Jet d’Eau at the Entrance of the Grand Avenue in the Gardens of Ludwigslust” , “The Caesar Grove”, “The Circle Cascade in the Gardens of Ludwigslust”, “Prospect of a Sluice in the Gardens of Ludwigslust which by the weight of the stream opens itself, lets off the water & shuts again”. With the Directions for the Binder and Errata to the rear of Volume II. Hardcover / Original 18th century half leather with gilt lettering and ornament on spine-labels. Front board of Volume one starting to separate. Otherwise in very good condition with all the illustrations and the often missing map in excellent condition. Rare and early work on Garden Architecture, Lustgarten, Wasserspiele (Water Games) etc. Armorial bookplate of Daniel Conner to pastedown of each Volume.

EUR 1.400,-- 

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