Immortellen aus einer Kaisergruft. Dichtungen des hochseligen Kaisers Maximilian v. Mexiko [Immortelles from an Imperial vault. Seals of the Highly Emperor Maximilian v. Mexico] [IN THE ORIGNAL DUST JACKET AND BOX]

Immortellen aus einer Kaisergruft. Dichtungen des hochseligen Kaisers Maximilian v. Mexiko [Immortelles from an Imperial vault. Seals of the Highly Emperor Maximilian v. Mexico] [IN THE ORIGNAL DUST JACKET AND BOX]

Stilke; Hermine, Illustrator [Stilke, Hermione]

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Place Published: Arnolddische Buchhandlung [Arn
Publisher: Leipseg
Date Published: 1868
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fine
Book Id: 216

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A Fine, Superior copy of the first edition, first printing of this Album issued in commemoration of the death of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico and containing poems and chromolithographs of the palaces and places where the Emperor lived, such as a view of the Castle of Chapultepec and the Miramar Palace, among other images, made by the German master engraver Hermine Stilke, in a Fine, RARE DUST JACKET (minor repairs to the front flap, library sticker remnant to the spine panel, some toning, shadow from the rear board decoration apparent on the jacket's rear panel -- showing that the book has worn this jacket for quite a long period of time), covered and protected by a yellow overjacket which shows wrinkles and folds -- housed in a Very Good or better example of the RARE ORIGINAL BOX (general wear and soiling, but less than one might expect -- with some splitting to the corners.) The volume's boards and gilt titling to the front board are remarkably and brilliantly bright and, but for some tiny rubs to the spine ends and board corners, and wear to the spine's inside hinge, are unworn. The book contains a front free endpaper followed by a half title, each of which is affixed to the binding, followed by a concluding Poem and rear free endpaper, each of which also are affixed to the binding. Between the above-described pages, each leaf is loosely laid in, printed on thick stock, and has all edges gilded. The leaves consist of the CHROMOLITHOGRAPHIC TITLE PAGE illustrated by the renowned Artist Hermine Stilke, the title page, a dedication page to Kiser Franz Josef I (whose brother, Maximillian -- the only monarch of the Second Mexican Empire -- was executed in 1867), and SIX ADDITIONAL CHROMOLITHIC ILLUSTRATIONS BY HERMINE STILKE (for a total of seven -- sieben -- such Hermine Stilke chromolithic illustrtions). Each illustration is preceeded by a Poem relevant to the Stilke illustration immediately following it. Other than the free endpapers, the recto of each page in the book is printed within a decorative border with each printed page's verso being glossy and blank [excluding only the half-title page, the verso of which is printed in all capital letters of various sizes as follows: "LEIPZEG / GIESECKE & DEVRIENT / TYPOGR. INSTITUT."] The leaves are in quite nice condition with only a bit of soiling and some oxidation spots, primarily to the blank margins. Sophia Hermine Stilke, née Sophia Hermine Peipers (1804-1869 in Berlin ), was a German illustrator and painter of the Düsseldorf School, a group of painters educated in the 1890s, primarily at the Royal Prussian Academy of Arts in Dusseldorf and a master engraver. The wife of noted Artist Hermann Stilke, she was, of her own right, one of the most notable female German artists of the 19th century and made a successful career in book illustration. A REMARKABLE COPY in the RARE ORIGINAL BOX AND DUST JACKET. The book is RARE to the market and, with the dust jacket and box, is seeminly impossible to find elsewhere. Our search of Worldcat revealed only seven copies of the book. IN THE DUST JACKET AND BOX, THE BOOK IS A RARE SURVIVAL. A FINE, BEAUTIFUL, COPY AND RARE INDEED.


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