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"Indien und Ich"

By Hanns Heinz Ewers. Published 1923 by Georg Mueller in Munich.

Very interesting early travel book ( in German ) with 40 illustrations ( photos). The author ( Hanns Heinz Ewers )
wrote the preface to the book in 1911. Pages of book show natural age toning. Text is large enough to read
without problem.

Book size: 19.5 x 13.5 cm ( 7.6 x 5.3 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. BOOK241596SOLD

"Deutsches Turnfest 1953 Hamburg"

Documentation of the sport festival 2. - 9. August 1953. Very informative book with articles by Gert Abelbeck, Franz Wilhelm Beck, Hans Reip, Walter Umminger, Thilo Scheller, Dr. Josef Goehler and many others.

Many fine black and white photos with commentary in the 96 pages of this brochured book.

Published by Wilhelm Limpert-Verlag in Frankfurt/M.

All the text is German. Very minor signs of age and use on the cover. Inhalt very fine.

20.5 x 22.5 cm ( 8 x 8.8 ")

$ 12.00

Order Nr. BOOK243350

Front cover with information cover.


Front Cover


Back cover.


Examples of photography.


We offer a copy of "Foam", the International photography magazine published in Amsterdam.

This is the Summer 2011 issue that is more a book ( 200 pages) than magazine with articles ( in English ) and
photographs of renowned photographers from around the world.

Very good condition.

$ 20.00

Order Nr. BOOKFOAM240580


"México y sus alrededores

Colección de monumentos, trajes y paisajes"

(Mexico City and its surroundings, collection of sights, costumes and landscapes.)

Dibujados al natural y litogrfiados por los artistas Mexicanos

C. Castro, J. Campillo, L. Auda y G. Rodriguez

Bajo la dirección de Decaen


Los Artículos Desciptivos son de los Señores

Arriniz Márcos Ortiz Luis G.

Bárcena José M. Roa Payno Manuel

Cuellar José T. de Portilla Anselmo de la

Ganzalez Bocanegra Francisco Segura Argüelles Vicente

Gonzalez J.M. Zarco Francisco

Frias y Soto Hilarion Zamacois Niceto de


Establecimiento Litográfico de Decaen, Editor,

Portal del Coliseo Viejo

México 1855 y 1856


Mexico City and its surroundings, collection of sights, costumes and landscapes.

"México y sus alrededores

Colección de monumentos, trajes y paisajes"

Dibujados al natural y litogrfiados por los artistas Mexicanos

C. Castro, J. Campillo, L. Auda y G. Rodriguez

Bajo la dirección de Decaen


Los Artículos Desciptivos son de los Señores

Arriniz Márcos Ortiz Luis G.

Bárcena José M. Roa Payno Manuel

Cuellar José T. de Portilla Anselmo de la

Ganzalez Bocanegra Francisco Segura Argüelles Vicente

Gonzalez J.M. Zarco Francisco

Frias y Soto Hilarion Zamacois Niceto de


Establecimiento Litográfico de Decaen, Editor,

Portal del Coliseo Viejo

México 1855 y 1856


The complete book, first edition, in a very distinguished binding with eight brass corners, four each on front and back, and an oval brass plate with a monogram of nobility: "TH" or "HT" below a crown.

When we purchased the book, it needed restauration. It was performed by a distinguished expert.

The former damages of the binding are repaired, but still faintly recognizable, the oval brass medaillon with the royal monogram and the brass corners show a pleasant age patina. The inside of the book, however, reflects an almost perfect condition. All book pages have been thoroughly cleaned without any loss of color where it applies. Luckily the individual pages had suffered no damages other than foxing, so that each page is actually intact without the necessity of repair. All protective tissue papers have been replaced. Text and lithographs are now again in near perfect condition showing their original beauty.

The book is rare and a gem in anyone's collection with the subject matter of Mexico.


There are 34 lithographs in the book. Text in the Spanish language.

Here is the list of content:

Page 1: Book title

2: Title as written up above (with fine German translation in pencil)

Pages 3-37: Text

No page nr. Title adorned with plants of Mexico. Toned lithograph


The views: There are 34 lithographs on 32 pages, some toned, others printed in color. Titles are in Spanish, English and French


- Plano de la Ciudad de Mexico Ano 1863. Anonymous. Toned

- La Ciudad de México. General bird's eye view. C. Castro. Toned

- La Fuente del Salto de Agua. L.Auda, C.Castro. Color.

- Plaza de Armas de Mexico. C. Castro. Printed in color

- Plaza de Santo Domingo. C. Castro, J. Campillo. Color

- Il Mercado de Iturbide. C. Castro, J. Campillo. Toned

- La Plazuela de Guardiola. C. castro, J. Campillo. Color

- La Calle de Roldan. C. Castro, J. Campillo. Color

- Palacio National de México. C. Castro. Color

- Casa Municipal oó Diputacion. C. Castro, J. Campillo. Color

- Colegio de Mineria. C. Castro, G. Rodriguez. Color

- Casa de EmperadorIturbide. C. Castro. Color

- El Sagrario de México. L. Auda, C. Castro. Color

- Catedral de Mexcio. C. Castro. Color

- Interior de la Catedral de México. C. Castro. Toned

- Atrio del Convento de San Francisco / Interior del Teatro Inturbide. C. Castro.


- Plaza de San Augustin de las Cuevas Ciudad de Tlalpam / El Calvario En San

Augustin de las Cuevas. C. Castro. Toned

- La Alameda de México. Tomada en Globo. C. Castro. Color

- Paseo de Bucareli. C. Castro. J. Campillo. Color

- La Glorieta. En el interior del Bosque de Chapultepec. C. Castro. Color

- El Valle de México, Tomado desde las alturas de Chapultepec. C. Castro.Toned

- La Villa de Tacubaya. Tomada desde Chapultepec. C. Castro. Toned

- La Villa de Tacubaya. Tomada à ojo de pájaro sobre el camino de Toluca

C. Castro, J. Campillo. Toned

- El Paseo de la Viga. C. Castro, J. Campillo. Color

- El Pueblo de Ixtacalco. Tomado en globo. C. Castro, J. Campillo. Color

- La Villa de Guadalupe. Tomado en globo. C. Castro. Toned

- Trajes Mexicanos. C. Castro, J. Campillo. Toned

- Trajes Mexicanos. C. Castro, J. Campillo. Color

- Camino de Tacubaya a Chapultepec. C. Castro, J. Campillo. Color

- Trajes Mexicanos. Soldados del Sur. C. Castro, J. Campillo. Toned

- Trajes Mexicanos. C. Castro, J. Campillo. Toned

- Antiguedades Mexicanas que existen en el Museo Nacional de México. 1857.

C. Castro. Toned

- Ataque de una Diligencia. M. Serrano, C. Castro. Color

- Veracruz. Tomada en globo. Francisco Garcia, C. Castro. Color


Folio book measuremnts: 45 x 32 cm (17.7 x 12.6")


Price: EURO 9500.00 (Nine thousand)


Below are some photos taken with a simple digital camera:

The front of the book.


A corner of the book.


The monogram "HT" or "TH" on the cover.


The back of the book.






Fold-out plan of the capital.


Example of a page.


Example of a page.


Example of a page.


Example of a page.



"The History of Slavery and the Slave Trade Ancient and Modern"

The firms of slavery that prevailed in ancient nations particularly in Greece and Rome. The African Slave Trade and the Political History of Slavery in the United States.

Compiled from authentic materials by W. O. Blake

Columbus, Ohio. Published and sold exclusively by subscription by J.&H. Miller



Fronispiece: "Havana" sic. General view of Havanna (La Habana), Cuba.

Steel engraving by W. Wellstood. After the drawing by J. W. Hill

12 x 18,8 cm (ca. 4.7 x 7.4"). Print is soiled and spotty. Upper margin has little tears.

Title as described above

Engravings, all of them spotty:

Opposite page 80 - "Christian Slavery in Barbary" (North Africa)

Opposite page 97 - "Branding slaves"

Opposite page 112 - "African Slave Traffic"

Opposite page 129 - "Plantation - Cotton picking"

Opposite page 208 - "Plantation Life - Brazil"

Opposite page 225 - "Plantation Scene - Sugar"

Opposite page 288 - "Plantation Scene Coffee"

Opposite page 305 - "Decks of a Slave Ship"

Book has 34 chapters on 832 pages including statistics and appendix.

New binding (20th century) has used gilded title. Letters are somewhat worn.

Pages have some foxing


Order Nr. BOOK240476SOLD

"Negro Folk Songs as Sung by Lead Belly"

King of the Twelve-String Guitar Players of the World Long time Convict in the Penitentiaries of Texas and Louisiana

Transcribed, selected and edited by John A. Lomax and Alan Lomax

Compiled of "American Ballads and Folk Songs"

Published by The Macmillan Company. New York, 1936

Frontispize: Photograph of guitar-playing Lead Belly by Otto Hesse

Title page and 242 pages with description of"Negro folk songs", with texts and some with notes.

Original linen binding with dust cover. Back of binding has a minor trace of age and use.

$ 140.00

Order Nr.BOOK240477

"Sie Reznicek Album"

Bei: Albert Langen Verlag für Litteratur und Kunst München 1907

Ferdinand von Reznicek (1868-1909)

Enthält die folgenden meist farbigen Tafeln:

A fescher Domino - Zu Hause - Variola vaccina - Die Sphinx - Im Spiel der Wellen - Das Resultat - Zarter Wink - Karneval - Katzen - Eine treue Seele - Beim Arzt - Die Mutter der Naiven - Zur lex Heinze - Das verbotene Buch - Auf der Hochzeitsreise - An Lisette - Das Wunder - Pressfreiheit - Gehupft wie gesprungen - Vor der Redoute - Höhere Töchter - Ekstase - Deutsche Prinzessinnen - Vor dem Ball - Nach dem Ball - Argwohn - Schönheit adelt - Moderne Ehen - Der Intendant - Der Frahsee.

Das Album ist mit 30 meist farbigen Tafeln komplett. Vorsatzpapier mit teilweise entferntem ursprünglichen Preisaufkleber. Ansonsten so gut wie makellos erhalten.

38.5 x 28.5 cm ( 15.1 x 11.2 ")

$ 300.00

Order Nr. BOOK239888

Zwei Seiten al Beispiele:

Heine, Th.Th. "Thorheiten Album von Th.Th. Heine"

Verlag Albert Langen, München

Undatiert, aber 1901 erschienen

Enthält die folgenden teils farbigen Tafeln des Simplicissimus-Künstlers Heine (1867-1948)

- Reaktion - Aus der gemütlichen alten Zeit - Abendfriede - Vor Gericht - Wahn oder Wirklichkeit - An Gretchens Grab - Eine Feinschmeckerin - Englands Traum in Südafrika - Ein Misanthrop - Universalmittel gegen Revolutionäre - Standesbewußtsein - Weihnachten im Gefängnis - Der Schutzmann im Himmel - Das Lieblingsgespräch der Fürstinnen - Traum eines Mauestätsbeleidigers - Regierungssorgen - Ästhetik - Die künstliche Alpe bei Leipzig - Unsere Dichter - Der südafrikanische Riesenkater - Der Karneval ist aus - Das Kostkind - Im Himmel -

Das Recht des Schwächeren - Aschermittwoch - Im Damenbad - Der Melkdilettant -

Mops und Adler - Aus dem Nekrolog eines Fürsten - Frühlingsblumen - Weihnachten in Europa - Naturschwärmer - Der Herrscher.

Das Album ist mit 33 Tafeln komplett. Leinen-Einband. Aussen und innen fast wie neu. Vorderes Vorsatzpapier im Bug wenig sichtbar geplatzt. Vorsatzpapier hat unten 2,3 cm langen Einriss

39.3 x 28.7 cm ( 15.4 x 11.2 ")

$ 300.00

Order Nr. BOOK239889

Zwei Seiten al Beispiele:



"Das Merkwuerdigste aus der malerischen Reise in Brasilien von Moriz Rugendas"

Mit 40 lithographirten Tafeln Abbildungen"

Schaffhausen in J. Brodtmann's lithographischen Kunst=Anstalt. 1836

(The most remarkable from the pittoresque journey in Brasil" by Johann Moritz Rugendas.

with 40 lithographic views)


Description Below

Front Cover of Book


Back Cover of Book


Book title





Here are a few samples of lithographs in this book

"Ansicht von Rio de Janeiro"

(View of Rio de Janeiro)


"Bota Fogo"


"Neger u. Negerin aus Bahia"


"Einsammeln des Caffe"

(Harvesting coffee)


"Das Merkwuerdigste aus der malerischen Reise in Brasilien

von Moriz Rugendas"

Mit 40 lithographirten Tafeln Abbildungen"

Schaffhausen in J. Brodtmann's lithographischen Kunst=Anstalt. 1836

(The most remarkable from the pittoresque journey in Brazil" by Moritz Rugendas)

Johann Moritz Rugendas 1802 Augsburg - 1858 Weilheim, Wuerttemberg, Germany), a blessed painter and illustrator went to Brazil at age 19 drawing impressions for Heinrich von Langsdorf's Brazilian expedition. He returned to Europe in 1825, met Alexander von Humboldt in Paris, became a close friend to him and was instigated by Humboldt to return to South America. Rugendas drew landscapes and people, their customs, their daily life.

Newly bound, most likely, in the second half 20th century. Back and corners of binding leather. Binding itself cardboard.

Book size: 35,3 x 27,3 cm (13.9 x 10.7")

Condition: Binding impeccable. Text pages and lithographs have some foxing. Text pages a little wrinkled. Some lithographs have faint water stains. In general: Much better than good.

Price: EURO 6000,00 (Sept. 2011: appr. $ 8300.00)

Lithographs by Joseph Brodtmann (1787-1862)

Some are credited to drawings by Johann Schweiker

All lithographs are full page.

Lithographs are black and white unless otherwise noted

Title: Book title as described above

German language text including page 51

Subtitle: "Landschaften aus Brasilien" (Landscapes in Brasil)

1. Abthl. Tafel 1: "Praya Rodriguez bey Rio-Janeiro"

Tafel 2 "Schiffahrt auf einem Seitenarm des Rio Doce"

Tafel 3 "Ein Urwald bey Manqueritapa in der Provinz Rio de Janeiro"

Tafel 4 "Serra - Ouro - Branco in der Provinz Minas Geraes"

Tafel 5 "Ansicht von Rio de Janeiro"

Tafel 6 "Ansicht des Berges Corcovado und der Vorstadt Catete"

Tafel 7 "Bota Fogo" - ( hand colored )

Tafel 8 "Wasserfall von Tijucca"

Tafel 9 "Mandiocca"

Tafel 10 "Serra dos Orgaos"


Subtitle: Portraete und Trachten der Indier

2te Abthl. Tafel 1 "Indische Familie auf der Reise Botocudos"

Tafel 2 "Indische Familie Botocudos"

Tafel 3 "Botocudos" 5 head portraits

Tafel 4 "Camacan" - "Machacali" - "Machacali" - "Camacan" - 4 head portraits

Tafel 5 "Puris" 4 head portraits

Tafel 6 "Coroados" - ŃCoropos" 4 head portraits


Subtitle: " Sitten und Gebraeuche der Indier"

3te Abthl. Tafel 1 "Europaesche Reisende begegnen den Indianern"

Tafel 2 "Indier in ihrer Huette"

Tafel 3 "Aldea von Tapuyas"

Tafel 4 "Indier auf der Tiger-Jagd"

Tafel 5 "Indische Strick-Bruecke"

Tafel 6 "Indischer Canot"

Tafel 7 "Tanz der Puris"

Tafel 8 "Guerillas"

Tafel 9 "Begraebniss eines Indianers"

Tafel 10 "Indier in einer Pflanzung"

Title: "Portraete und Trachten der Neger"

4te Abthl.

Tafel 1 "Neger u. Negerin in einer Pflanzung"

Tafel 2 "Negerinen von Rio-Janeiro"

Tafel 3 "Neger u. Negerin aus Bahia"

Tafel 4 "Qulioa" - "Cabinda" - "Mina" - "Rebolla" 4 portraits

Tafel 5 "Benguela" - "Congo" 4 portraits


Subtitle: "Leben und Gerbraeuche der Neger "

5te Abthl. Tafel 1 "Negersklaven- aufenthalt im Schiffsraum"

Tafel 2 "Ausschiffung der Negersklaven"

Tafel 3 "Negersklaven-Markt in Rio de Janeiro"

Tafel 4 "Negersklaven-Transport von dem Markt nach der Pflanzung"

Tafel 5 "Wohnung der Neger"

Tafel 6 "Zubereitung der Mendiocca=Wurzel"

Tafel 7 "Einsammeln des Caffe"

Tafel 8 "Zucker-Muehle"

Tafel 9 "Haeusliche Zuechtigung der Neger"







"Voyage au Brésil"

Almost complete fragment of Prince zu Wied-Neuwied.

Title page:

"Voyage au Brésil,

Dans les années 1815, 1816 et 1817

Par S.A.S. Maximilien

Prince de Wied -Neuwied"

Traduit de l'Allemand

Par J.-B. Eyriès



A Paris,

Chez Arthus Bertrand, Librairie Èditeur, Rue Hautefeuille, N° 23


Second title Page:

Cet Atlas se compose des Planches suivantes: Lithographs are not bound

Grandes Planches.

Sheet size: ca 52 x 37 cm ( 20 x 14.5 ")

1 - Vue de la Mission de Saint-Fidèle

2 - Missing

3 - Les cabanes des Pourys

4 - Vue du rocher de Jucutucuara sur la rivière Espirito-Santo près de ville de Victoria

5 - Navigacion sur un bras du Rio Doce

6 - Capitam Bento Lourenco à l'ouverture de la nouvelle route par les fôrets près du

Moucuri, de Porto Allègre à Minas Novas

7 - Patachos sur le Rio do Prado

Half sheet

8 - Vue de L'embouchure de la rivière de Sta. Cruz et de l'église qu s'y trouve

9 - Vue de l'isle Cachoeirinha avec le Quartel do Arcos dans le Rio Grande de Belmonte

10 - Une famille de Botocudes en route

11 - Combats singuliers des Botocudes sur le Rio Grande de Belmonte

12 - Armes , ornemens et ustensiles de Puris (Originally hand-colored!)

13 - Armes, ornemens et ustensiles des Puris, Botocudes et des indiens de la côte

(Originally hand-colored)

14 - Ornemens et ustensiles des Botocudes (Originally hand-colored)

15 - Vue de la Fazenda de Tapébucuprès de la côte, du Mont St. Joâo, et de la Serra

d'Iriri qui s'élève du milieu de forêts

16 - Vue de la ville de Porto Seguro

17 - Physionomies caractéristiques de quatre Botocudes avec la tête d'une Momie

18 - Missing

19 - Groupe de Camacans (Repaired tear lower margin)

20 - Danse des Camacans

21 - Armes et ustensils des Camacans (Originally hand-colored)

22 - Ornemens et ustensiles des Camacans (Originally hand-colored)


Left - Tempête pendant la traversée de l'Europe au Brésil

Right - Vue de l'entrée de la baie de Rio de Janeiro

Left - Chasseurs Portugais

Right - Carbanes des pêcheurr sur le rivière de Barganza

Left - Maison d'un planteur brasilien

Right - Vue d'une Maison de campagne sur le Paraiba

Left - Soldats à Linhares en cottes de maille

Right - La tortuure au rivage de la mer

Left - Vue de nos cabanes à Morro d'Arara

Right - Cabanes des Patachos

Left - Le Chef des Botocoudys Kerengnatnuk avec sa famille

Right - Crâne caractéristique d'un Botocude

Second series vignettes

Indiens en voyage - Missing

3 - Navigation par-dessus les rochers d'Ilhéos - Missing

4 - Halte dans une forêt - Missing

5 - Une tropa chargée - Missing

Left - Manière de prendre les Buffes par le Vaqueiro

Right - Chasse de l'Onze

8 - Manière de charger les Mulets pour le voyage

Half Sheet

Cartes ( Maps )

1 - Carte der neuen Strasse von Villa de St. José do Porto-Allegre nach Minas Novas........

Sheet size: 34 x 47.5 cm ( 13.4 x 18.7 ")

( German title)

2 - Ostkueste von Brasilien zwischen dem 12. und 15. Grad suedlicher Breite nach Arrosmith

mit einigen Berichtigungen. ( German title). Map has visible repairs in margins.

Sheet size: 35 x 51.5 ( 13.8 x 20.3 ")

3 - Carte der oestlichen Kueste von Brasilien zwischen dem 15. und 23. Grad suedlicher Breite

nach Arrowsmith mit einigen Berichtigungen Missing



This fragment of Maximilian Prince zu Wied Neuwied is lacking the text of the book

and: the lithographs here marked as Missing ( 2 large plates Nr. 2 and Nr. 18;

4 vignettes; 1 map)



Title page and table of content page have general age toning, some minor foxing. Edges are a bit frayed.


The lithographs are mostly in much better than good condition. Some traces of age and use. There are some repaired tears in margins. Margins are pleasantly wide. There is some general age toning. The colors of the hand colored lithographs are beautiful and bright. Generally the overall condition of the atlas is much better than good. Two plates with damage are: Plate 19 and map 2.

The price for these prints: Euro 8000,00 (ca. $ 11000.00)



"Die Muenster am Oberrhein"

by Theodor Seeger and Walter Hotz. Published in Berlin 1941 by the Deutscher Kunstverlag.

63 pages of text and diagrams. 119 full-page photographs.

Interesting descriptions and history of the famous churches on the upper Rhine.

Includes the churches in Strassburg, Schlettstadt, Kolmar, Basel, Freiburg, Thann, Breisach and others of the region.

Very fine photos.

Book is in good condition with a few signs of age and use.

$ 35.00

Order Nr. BOOK243470

"Gari Gari"

"Leben und Abenteuer bei den Negern am Oberen Nil"

by Hugo Adolf Bernatzik. Published in Frankfurt am Main, 1951.

Book has 151 pages and 80 pages of photos. There is a page-size map of the region of Egypt and Sudan.

The book describes the historic journey with detailed observations of the people living in the region.
The photos are an excellent documentation of the people living along the Upper Nile.

Text pages have a very light age toning. Photo pages are in fine condition.

$ 9.00

Order Nr. BOOK243471

"Zwischen Nil unf Tigris"

"Nahost im Brennpunkt der Welt"

by Peter Coulmas. Published 1958 by Hoffmann & Campe Verlag in Hamburg.

The book has 221 pages with three maps. The book has many actual themes such as the unity
problems in the Arab world, the influence and problems of oil production, the spread of Islam in the world,
the challenges of Isreal, the political strategy of Europe, old and new civilization and much more.

Many full-page photographs of life in the region.

Book is in very good condition.

$ 14.00

Order Nr. BOOK243472


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