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Auction archive: Lot number 230

LAHR, Heinrich von der (1734-1816). Versuch über die Anwendung der Minen im Belagerungs Kriege . Berlin: Lithographic Institute, 1817.

Estimate
US$4,000 - US$6,000
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 230

LAHR, Heinrich von der (1734-1816). Versuch über die Anwendung der Minen im Belagerungs Kriege . Berlin: Lithographic Institute, 1817.

Estimate
US$4,000 - US$6,000
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

LAHR, Heinrich von der (1734-1816). Versuch über die Anwendung der Minen im Belagerungs Kriege . Berlin: Lithographic Institute, 1817. A remarkable lithographic rarity, the first publication of the Lithographic Institute of the Prussian Ministry of War, which ran the earliest permanent lithographic press in Berlin. RBH and ABPC record no other copy having sold at auction; not in WorldCat. Lahr’s important manuscript treatise on military engineering, totaling more than 700 pages, is entirely reproduced in lithography. Ludwig von Reiche (1775-1854), founder of the press, gives in his Introduction a detailed description of the procedures used in the production of the plates (engraving on stone, pen drawing, chalk drawing, etc.) and of the text. This is certainly one of the most extensive, if not the most extensive, book produced lithographically at this early date. See J. Aufsesser, “Die Entwicklung der kuensterischen Lithographie in Berlin,” in Zeitschrift für Bücherfreunde IV (1900), pp. 288-96. Two volumes, quarto (260 x 215 mm). 29 folding lithographic plates. Contemporary German mottled paper boards, red morocco lettering pieces (some light wear to extremities). Provenance : Emil Offenbacher, 11 May 1956 – Cornelius J. Hauck (bookplate, his sale, Christie’s New York, 26-27 June 2006, lot 549) – The Helmut N. Friedlaender Collection.

Auction archive: Lot number 230
Auction:
Datum:
5 Dec 2017
Auction house:
Christie's
New York
Beschreibung:

LAHR, Heinrich von der (1734-1816). Versuch über die Anwendung der Minen im Belagerungs Kriege . Berlin: Lithographic Institute, 1817. A remarkable lithographic rarity, the first publication of the Lithographic Institute of the Prussian Ministry of War, which ran the earliest permanent lithographic press in Berlin. RBH and ABPC record no other copy having sold at auction; not in WorldCat. Lahr’s important manuscript treatise on military engineering, totaling more than 700 pages, is entirely reproduced in lithography. Ludwig von Reiche (1775-1854), founder of the press, gives in his Introduction a detailed description of the procedures used in the production of the plates (engraving on stone, pen drawing, chalk drawing, etc.) and of the text. This is certainly one of the most extensive, if not the most extensive, book produced lithographically at this early date. See J. Aufsesser, “Die Entwicklung der kuensterischen Lithographie in Berlin,” in Zeitschrift für Bücherfreunde IV (1900), pp. 288-96. Two volumes, quarto (260 x 215 mm). 29 folding lithographic plates. Contemporary German mottled paper boards, red morocco lettering pieces (some light wear to extremities). Provenance : Emil Offenbacher, 11 May 1956 – Cornelius J. Hauck (bookplate, his sale, Christie’s New York, 26-27 June 2006, lot 549) – The Helmut N. Friedlaender Collection.

Auction archive: Lot number 230
Auction:
Datum:
5 Dec 2017
Auction house:
Christie's
New York
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