Cramming with Tissot and Audemars

[Album amicorum]. Friendship album of G. Bullo.

Korntal in Württemberg, La Neuveville near Biel and no place, 1866-1877.

Oblong 4to (256 x 185 mm). 35 pp. with 42 entries. Contemporary cloth binding with gilt and blindstamped covers. All edges gilt.


Pretty pupil's album owned by G. Bullo, who was probably born in or soon after 1850 and was educated at the Kullen Institute in Kornthal, Württemberg, where most of the entries were composed. The entries, which reflect the school's international clientele, are in German (16), English (10), French (14), Swedish (1), and Latin (1).

Bullo's schoolmates include numerous Swiss professional families (such as the clockmakers Tissot and Audemars), English (Percy-Beverley) and Prussian nobility (Podewils), but also sons from moneyed local families. Names include Pierre and Edouard Tissot (Chaux-de-Fonds), Louis Audemars (Brassus, Vaud), Emile Leuzinger (Chaux-de-Fonds), Edmond Brocher (Geneva), Adolph Schmid (Bern), Ernest Régis (Lonay-sur-Morges, Vaud), Oscar Vissaula (Morat, Fribourg), Paul Stalet (Carouge, Genf), August Egloff (Rohrdorf), A. Reymondet, G. Pfleiderer, Jourdan de St Claude, Adolph von der Mühll; Adalbert von Podewils (Munich), Walter Grob (Degersheim), Carl Votteler (Reutlingen), Oscar Stimmel (Stuttgart), Wordsworth C. Davies (Bradford, Yorkshire), the brothers A. V., James H., and William Renton (Edinburgh), Charles B. Airey, C. Percy Beverley, William C. Philp, John Row; Rudolf and W. Rosenthal (Constantinople), and Gustaf v. Lagercrantz (Stockholm).

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