German Publishers Bookbindings 1811 - 1925
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1910 - 1925

1849 - 1870

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Der katholische Christ im Gebet. Neisse: Bei Rosenkranz & Bär [1849?]

186 x 115 mm.

Dark brown velvet with gold embossed paper borders and greenish embossed paper (?) corners and central crucifixes, identical on both covers.
Date from bookplate inserted at front.

Gedenke Mein! 1851. Wien: Verlag von Pfautsch & Voss [1850]

154 x 108 mm.

Pink paper boards stamped in gilt and blind. A relatively late use of traditionally-designed paper boards, but now incorporating gilt stamping instead of simple printing. In original slipcase.

Blüthen und Perlen deutscher Dichtung. Für Frauen ausgewählt von Frauenhand. Achte Auflage. Hannover: Carl Rümpler, 1857 [i.e., 1856]

143 x 100 mm.

"Steel blue" vertically ribbed cloth decorated in the manner of a French binding in percaline mosaïquée, gilt stamping on upper cover and spine combining with red, light green, blue-violet, and white paper onlays. A German-made copy in the French style rather than an import.
Advertisements at the back mention numerous books available bound "in the English manner" in cloth, gilt.

Bauer, Sophie

Rosengeplauder. Märchen für junge Damen. Von Sophie Bauer. Mit Titelbild. Stuttgart: Verlag von Rudolph Chelius, 1858.

150 x 98 mm.

Dark brown cloth, dark blue on upper cover applied with stencil, stamped in gilt and blind. An unusually early example of the use of a second color on the binding in addition to gilt.

Gumpert, Thekla von, 1810-1897

Die Herzblättchen. Erzählungen aus dem Familienleben und der Natur für Kleine Kinder von Thekla von Gumpert. I. Sechste Auflage. Glogau: Verlag von Carl Flemming [1860?]

190 x 149 mm.

Embossed white, light blue, and gilt paper boards executed­almost certainly in Germany­in a manner reminiscent of the French cartonnages romantiques, a style popularized in France more than a decade earlier.
Date inferred; several illustrations (by Paul Thumann) dated 1856.

Coutelle, Carl, 1802-1862, ed.

Pharus am Meere des Lebens. Anthologie für Geist und Herz aus den Werken deutscher und ausländischer Schriftsteller älterer und neuester Zeit. Nach den Materien alphabetisch geordnet und herausgegeben von Carl Coutelle. I. Siebente Auflage. Iserlohn: Verlag von J. Bädeker, 1864.

158 x 119 mm.

Bound by J. R. Herzog.
Dark blue cloth embossed blind, stamped pictorially in gilt, brass studs mounted near each corner of both covers. "J. R. Herzog in Leipzig / Buchbinderei" on ticket on rear paste-down.
Pictorial stamp for upper cover derived from the color-printed frontispiece by G. Süst.

Redwitz, Oscar, Freiherr von, 1823-1891

Amaranth. Von Oscar v. Redwitz. Fünfundzwanzigste Auflage. Mainz: Verlag von Franz Kirchheim, 1868.

146 x 104 mm.

Red cloth stamped pictorially in gilt and blind. Upper cover stamp signed at bottom left and right "R. SCHUBERT" and "BERLIN."

Petersen, Marie

Prinzessin Ilse. Ein Märchen aus dem Harzgebirge von Marie Petersen. Zwölfte Auflage. Berlin: Verlag von Alexander Duncker, Königl. Hofbuchhändler, 1868.

141 x 99 mm.

Brown cloth stamped pictorially in gilt and blind, the volume's title given incorrectly on both upper cover and spine as "Prinzessinn Ilse."

Heyden, Friedrich August von, 1789-1851

Das Wort der Frau. Eine Festgabe von Friedrich von Heyden. Siebzehnte Auflage. Mit 7 Illustrationen von W. Georgy. Leipzig: Friedrich Brandstetter, 1869.

168 x 135 mm.

Bound by J. R. Herzog.
Red cloth embossed blind and stamped in gilt. Upper cover with oval central medallion revealing onlaid "silvered" metal setting with round central painting on mother of pearl under glass. "J. R. HERZOG / BUCHBINDEREI / LEIPZIG" on ticket on rear pastedown.

Kaulbach, Wilhelm von

Goethe Gallerie [München: Fried. Bruckmann, 1870?]

174 x 140 mm.

Brown leather embossed blind, stamped in gilt, upper cover with oval central medallion having composition low-relief bust of Goethe's head, in reddish brown; brass clasp.
Album of photographs of paintings by Kaulbach; full-length photograph of Kaulbach, the publisher identified in the composition, at the end.

Scherer, Georg, 1828-1909, ed.

Deutscher Dichterwald. Lyrische Anthologie von Georg Scherer. Mit wielen Porträts und Illustrationen. Vierte Auflage. Stuttgart: Eduard Hallberger [1870?]

168 x 122 mm.

Bound by Heinrich Koch.
Dark blue cloth embossed blind, stamped symbolically in gilt. "Buchbinderei v. / HEINRICH KOCH / Stuttgart" on ticket on rear paste-down.

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