• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 162

    ART & ARCHITECTURE -- POPP, Justus (1803-79), and Theodor BÜLAU (1800-61). Die Architectur des Mittelalters in Regensburg. Regensburg: S. Sebald at Nuremberg, for the authors, 1834-39. Ten parts in one, broadsheet 2° (690 x 545mm). 8 ll. of letterpress text, 47 (of 49) engraved plates. (Short tear into one plate, light fraying at extremities, variable spotting.) Unbound as issued, original printed wrappers (separated, front wrapper of part 2 laid down, one corner torn, one neat tear), in modern portfolio and slipcase. FIRST EDITION, RARE IN ANY FORM, especially with the original printed wrappers to all 10 parts, as here. It gives plans, elevations and interiors of Regensburg churches and cathedral, and details, such as flowers and leaves from which Gothic design derived. Cf. RIBA 4064 for a French edition of 1841, which was presumably envisaged from the beginning, since the plates are numbered in both French and German.

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    ART & ARCHITECTURE -- POPP, Justus (1803-79), and Theodor BÜLAU (1800-61). Die Architectur des Mittelalters in Regensburg. Regensburg: S. Sebald at Nuremberg, for the authors, 1834-39. Ten parts in one, broadsheet 2° (690 x 545mm). 8 ll. of letterpress text, 47 (of 49) engraved plates. (Short tear into one plate, light fraying at extremities, variable spotting.) Unbound as issued, original printed wrappers (separated, front wrapper of part 2 laid down, one corner torn, one neat tear), in modern portfolio and slipcase. FIRST EDITION, RARE IN ANY FORM, especially with the original printed wrappers to all 10 parts, as here. It gives plans, elevations and interiors of Regensburg churches and cathedral, and details, such as flowers and leaves from which Gothic design derived. Cf. RIBA 4064 for a French edition of 1841, which was presumably envisaged from the beginning, since the plates are numbered in both French and German.

    SCHREIBER, Heinrich (1793-1872). Denkmale deutscher Baukunst des Mittelalters, Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder, 1825[-1829?]. Atlas volume only in 3 parts, 2° (447 x 298mm). 3 lithographic titles, lithographic dedications to first 2 parts, and 34 plates. (Variable spotting throughout.) Contemporary russia gilt (chip to tailcap, lightly rubbed). FIRST EDITION; RARE. Not in ABPC-online or JAP. The RIBA copy, like the present, is missing the 8° text, and has second editions only of the Freiburg (defective, lacking a plate) and Strassburg parts. Only these 3 parts were published. RIBA 2943-2945. (2)


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