Epitoma regii ac vetustissimi ortus sacrae cesaree atque catholice majestatis… …Strasbourg, 1527.€ 1,250.00
First edition of this popular genealogy of the Habsburg monarchy, published nearly simultaneously with the German translation. The Alsatian Catholic humanist and educator Gebwiler (ca. 1473-1545; cf. ADB VIII, 486f.) was a friend of Jacob Wimpfeling and counted Beatus Rhenanus among his students. The title woodcuts show the Imperial Eagle on the …
Safar Youhna al-Ra'ani (The Book of Revelations).Jerusalem, 9 Apr 1579.Inquire
A unique manuscript translation of the Apocalypse of John, the final book of the New Testament, which was to be printed in Arabic at the Medicea Press only some ten years later. The Arabic and Bohairic Coptic text is set in two parallel columns. The colophon is signed by the scribe Jubra'il bin Yousha (Gabriel, the son of Joshua), recording that …
Wilhelm von Grumbachs fernere Handlungen wider die drey vereinte fränkische …Apparently Southern Germany or Austria, end of the 16th century ca. 1600.€ 8,000.00
Extensive, near-contemporary collection of sources on the so-called "Grumbach Feud", a conflict between Wilhelm von Grumbach and the Prince Bishop of Würzburg which culminated in 1558 with the murder of bishop Melchior Zobel von Giebelstadt and then blended into a scheme of Duke John Frederick II of Saxony to transfer the Saxon electorship to his …
Erneuerung der drittheiligen Weingarthen zu Nieder Wöllstadt, angangen …Wöllstadt, 11 Sep 1609.Inquire
An accurate register of vineyard leaseholders in Nieder-Wöllstadt (in Hesse's Wetterau region, north of Frankfurt), providing significant name material. Set up in 1609 on behalf of the Teutonic Order's commandery (Deutschordenskommende) of Frankfurt-Sachsenhausen, who owned the demesnes since the early 13th century, but still in use as late as 1743, …
Hand-carved woodblock engraved with "Safr Nishd al-Nishad li-Suleyman" …Probably Ottoman provinces, mid-18th century ca. 1750.€ 18,000.00
Woodblock in Ottoman Turkish for a Hebrew publication of the Song of Solomon, probably produced in the Ottoman regions of the Levant for a rural printing press. A rare survival of a printing tool, and also an important witness to cross-cultural printing for minority audiences in the Ottoman world.
Includes a print of the text reading "Safr …
Autograph poem.No place or date.€ 35,000.00
From "Zahme Xenien VI" (mainly written between 1824 and 1827): "Ursprünglich eignen Sinn / Lass dir nicht rauben! / Woran die Menge glaubt / Ist leicht zu glauben. / Natürlich mit Verstand / Sey du beflissen, / Was der Gescheite weiß / Ist schwer zu wissen".
Red-sealed certification of authenticity by Ottilie von Goethe on the reverse.
Souvenirs de Vienne.Vienna, 1830.€ 28,000.00
A charming album comprising numerous views of Vienna's grand buildings, palaces, and parks as well as landscapes of the surrounding areas. Notable sites of the Austrian capital are depicted in all their splendour, including Klosterneuburg monastery, the Kohlmarkt, St Stephen's Cathedral, and the Circus Gymnasticus in the Prater park.
Der Harnisch von seinem Entstehen bis zu seinem Wiedervergehen in Bildern …Southern Germany, "1714" but apparently early 19th century.€ 35,000.00
Two striking series of highly decorative watercolours illustrating the history of armour throughout the ages. The first is purportedly copied after an earlier manuscript by the Augsburg artist G. P. Rugendas, dated 1714. The latter, with a date of 1688, is attributed to one "Matteo Argenteocorno" - a pseudonym for the goldsmith Matthäus Silberhorn …
The Sudhoff Collection of the History of Arabic Medicine, deaccessioned …Various places, 1855-1941.€ 95,000.00
A highly important ensemble of books on early Islamic medicine and science, assembled by one of the most renowned medical research institutes of its age, comprising not only rare historical and bibliographical studies, but also many first printed editions of crucial scientific texts in Arabic, frequently in the form of doctoral theses that remain …
Correspondence archive containing more than 200 letters and cards from …Various places, mainly 1880s and 1890s.€ 25,000.00
An extensive correspondence archive of the famous Viennese salonnière, a native of Waltershausen in Thuringia who married the well-respected Austrian publisher Moritz von Gerold (1815-84). In her elegant salon she received many eminent personages from art as well as scholarship. Among the correspondents, some represented in several letters, are …
Correspondence by and to Gusti Adler, as well as correspondence by third …Various places, 1900-1984.€ 85,000.00
The present correspondence archive includes, among many other items, 6 letters or cards by Peter Altenberg, 1 by Richard Beer-Hofmann, 10 by Lili Darvas, 2 by Kasimir Edschmid, 13 by Anton Faistauer, 1 by Egon Friedell, 1 by Heinrich Friedjung, 1 by Hermann Hesse, 54 by Max Kalbeck, 1 by Alma Mahler-Werfel, 3 by Ernst Matray, 1 by Max Mell, 5 by …
9 autograph (picture) postcards signed, 1 autograph letter signed, 7 typed …Gaienhofen and no place postmarked Gaienhofen, Göschenen, Frankfurt a. M., ca. 1908-1956.€ 12,500.00
Amicable correspondence with the Konstanz dentist and composer Alfred Schlenker (1876-1950) and his wife Martha, reporting on his travels, his wish to see them, his health, his family, and his artistic work.
"Der Sommer holt noch etwas vom Versäumten nach, das ist gut. Aber in Lugano stehen die Fremden einander auf den Zehen, alles ist unleidlich …
Portrait postcard with autograph aphorism signed on verso.No place, 24 Feb 1910.€ 8,500.00
An aphorism in Russian, penned in the last year of Tolstoy's life: "Love everyone, and you shall prosper with all those with whom you live and will live in the future / Leo Tolstoy / 24 Feb. 1910" (transl.).
The card shows a reproduction von Ilya Repin's famous portrait of Tolstoy from 1901. Written side a little stained and with insignificant …
Typed document signed.Paris, 28 Dec 1922.€ 6,500.00
Contract between Maxim Gorki and André Germain, who hereby agrees to represent and commercialize Gorki's copyright in France.
Autograph postcard signed.Dakar, Senegal, 7 Jul 1926.€ 3,500.00
Photographic postcard ("Afrique Occidentale, Jeune féticheuse") sent to Reneé Galabert. The postcard was sent from Dakar by Marie Curie and her daughter Iréne to Renée Galabert at the "Institut du radium" in Paris, asking for news from the laboratory and about the devices provided by a certain Mr. Muguet, while the two were en route to Brazil, …
Autograph postcard signed and with a small sketch.Roxbury Litchfield County, CT, USA, 9 May 1958.€ 25,000.00
To the Franco-Hungarian sculptor István Beöthy (Etienne Beothy) in Montrouge/Seine, announcing his arrival in Paris for the end of June. The sketch on the card's picture side, partly hand-coloured by Calder, shows a "collaboration entre vaches et sculpteur" ("collaboration between cows and sculptor").