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[SCHINKEL, Karl Friedrich (1781-1841) and Peter Christian Wilhelm BEUTH (1781-1853), editors.] Vorbilder für Fabrikanten und Handwerker. Berlin: Königliche Technischen Deputation für Gewerbe, 1821-1836. 2 plate volumes, 2° (521 x 365mm), without the accompanying text volumes. 2 titles with Prussian royal eagle device, 6 part titles. Vol. I: 94 plates, comprising 84 engravings, 5 lithographs (no. 23 tinted), 4 aquatints (plates 17 and 18 two-colour printed, 31 and 32 printed in sepia), and one stipple-engraved plate printed in green. Vol. II: 54 plates, comprising 31 engravings (plates 14, 16, 17 and 23 with some aquatint shading, and plate 10 printed in sepia), and 23 chromolithographs. 4 plates and a pencil drawing loosely inserted at end of vol. II. (Some light spotting, plate I.3.3 heavily, plate I.1.2A trimmed into image.) Contemporary green morocco by Ackermann of Berlin, with his ticket, covers with gilt frames, upper covers with gilt-lettered presentation from the Ministry to Royal Goldsmith, George Hossauer, 1823-30, gilt spines, gilt edges (extremities rubbed and scuffed, lower joint to vol. I and upper joint to vol. II starting to split, front inner hinge of vol. I detached, spines slightly faded). Provenance: George Hossauer (1794-1874; Royal Goldsmith; binding). 'SCHINKEL IS THE MOST HIGHLY-REGARDED GERMAN ARCHITECT OF HIS GENERATION' (RIBA III, p.1771). He was advisor to the Königliche Technischen Deputation für Gewerbe under Beuth's directorship. The present work was circulated gratis to architects and builders within Prussia to promote knowledge and designs, in order to build a monument to Prussia's newly found wealth and sense of achievement. The present copy was given to Hossauer, the most important Berlin goldsmith of his generation, whose work was closely allied to the aims of Schinkel and Beuth. RIBA 4070, 4071; cf M. Snodin, Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1991), p.187. (2)

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