With time on our hands during the Coronavirus lockdown, we are reviewing the prices of some of our older stock and adjusting prices of books to ensure that they are the most attractive offering in the marketplace, as it is a reality of the antiquarian market for books that less expensive and mid-level material the trend has been inexorably downward, to the chagrin of booksellers and to the benefit of collectors.  Consequently, we have slashed prices anywhere between 20 percent and 60 percent of these books we have had listed for five years or more.  So we hope that anyone visiting the site might find something that might have become overpriced but now legitimately qualifies as a bargain.

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1 Deutsche Volkstrachten. Eine Sammlung deutscher Trachtenbilder
Koln am Rhein Verlag Haus Neuerburg GMBH Very Good Plus 
Album 198 cigarette cards of German folk costume broken down by regions. Wraps with light soiling. A few flattened creases and two minor closed tears to rear of wraps. Interior clean, bright and complete. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Erinnerung an die Ostsee-Bäder
2 Erinnerung an die Ostsee-Bäder
Leporello. Paper pastedown. With original glassi Near Fine 
Chromolithographic views, sights and buildings of Swinemünde, Heringsdorf, and Ahlbeck, three Pomeranian resorts. Swinemünde is now part of Poland, while the latter two resorts were part of East Germany and now a Unified Germany. Scarce, with no copies located on OCLC or elsewhere. N.d., circa 1890. Oblong, 9 by 13.5 cm. Twelve panels, with one or two images each. Rebacked, with light leather that doesn't clash with original paper. Light rubbing of the raised edges on the cover. With original loose tissue guards remaining. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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Rhein-Panorama von Mainz-Cöln
3 Rhein-Panorama von Mainz-Cöln
Mainz Leitermann & Jäger Blindstamped, gilt-stamped, cloth Very Good 
N.d., circa 1890. Closed, oblong, 13 by 23.5 cm. Chromolithographic map and views of river constituting a 22 panel leporello. When fully stretched open, this leporello, or panorama, measures 264 by 23 cm. Together with a booklet with explanatory text (Erläuternder Text) rendered in English and French as well as German. This booklet is 31 pages. The color palette of the panorama is somewhat austere, with dull greens and browns dominating, and touches of red here and there. It is very much in the dark Romantic, Wagnerian Ring aesthetic. There are a total of 58 inset views, including the two larger views, one of Cologne, the other, of Mainz, at each end. The panorama would have been sold as a souvenir to tourists who typically were doing a Rhine cruise. Light wear. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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ULK Wochenschrift der Berliner Volks-Zeitung.  [Or:  Wochenbeilage zur Berliner Volkszeitung]
4 ULK Wochenschrift der Berliner Volks-Zeitung. [Or: Wochenbeilage zur Berliner Volkszeitung]
Berlin Druck und Verlag von Rudolf Mosse 1921 First Edition Cloth Very Good 
The entire 1921 year run of this left-leaning humor weekly, or 51 issues, bound in cloth. The supplement to the Volkszeitung or Tageblatt was issued from 1872 to 1933, when the Jewish owned publication was terminated. 4to, 30.5 by 22.5 cm. Each issue is four pages, with generally one color (red, green, blue, etc.), occasionally two colors, enriching the black and white illustrations on the front and rear of each issue. The cover features one large illustration, with the back sometimes a single large illustration, sometimes several cells of a cartoon. Plenty of caricatures, cartoons and humorous drawings within as well. The publication was printed on highly acidic newspaper stock and so the pages are heavily toned. Otherwise clean. Soiling to the cloth cover, which remains attractive nonetheless. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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[Leporello] [German Political and Military Leaders] Wir wollen sein ein einig Volk. Uns trennen in keiner Noth noch Gefahr. Gut und Blut.  Herz und Hand.  Alles fur das Vaterland
5 [Leporello] [German Political and Military Leaders] Wir wollen sein ein einig Volk. Uns trennen in keiner Noth noch Gefahr. Gut und Blut. Herz und Hand. Alles fur das Vaterland
Frankfurt Ph. Frey & Co. Leporello Good 
N.d., circa 1871. This near-miniature leporello (8 by 6 cm when closed), which features 26 cameo portraits of Prussian and German rulers and generals, was almost certainly issued as a commemoration and celebration following the Franco-Prussian War and the formal creation of an unified Germany. Most of the cameos, in fact, are of generals who served in that war or the earlier Austro-Prussian War. In any case, we can infer that the leporello dates to before 1873 because Kronprinz Albert von Sachsen ascended to the Saxon throne in 1873. Other cameos are of Wilhelm I, Kronprinz Frederick of Prussia, Prinz Carl of Prussia, Prinz August von Wurttemberg, Bismarck, Kriegsminister von Roon, General von Moltke, General von Voigts-Rhetz, General von Alvensleben II, Gen. von Krchbach, Gen. von Fransecki, Gen. von Azstrow, Gen. v. Manstein, Gen. Vogel von Falkenstein, Gen. von Steinmetz, Gen. von Goeben, etc. At least two of the folds of the diminuitive leporello have been repaired. Two of the cameos have rubbing on the card suface which partially lifts away some of the name captions. Minor chips to the paper pastedown on the front and rear, and in genreal there is age toning and wear from use, with the pull-out appearing not quite tightly suspended from the binder. Still, a scarce item, with no copies coming up in an OCLC search, nor online otherwise. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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Meklenburg in Bildern Redigirt und Mit Erlaeuterndem Texte Begleitet, Lisch, G. C. [Georg Christian Friedrich]
6 Lisch, G. C. [Georg Christian Friedrich] Meklenburg in Bildern Redigirt und Mit Erlaeuterndem Texte Begleitet
Rostock J. G. Tiedemann'schen Hof-Steindruckerei 1842 First Edition Cloth Very Good 
8vo. 20 by 14 cm. [4], 68 pp. With 24 hand-colored plates, mostly views of Meklenburg's cities and their buildings, squares, monuments, parks, surroundings, but also a few costume plates. This would appear to be the first volume of four in a series, although this volume works as a standalone work, as there is no indication of volume number. Copies of this work were also issued without color. The coloring here greatly enhances the illustrations, especially because it is so finely done. The plates are of modest size yet very detailed, and so the coloring was executed with great precision. The book has scattered foxing, more frequent on the text pages but also affecting the plate margins at times. Soiling on the cover. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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Sketches in Belgium and Germany, Louis Haghe
7 Louis Haghe Sketches in Belgium and Germany
London Hodgson & Graves 1940 First Edition Quarter Morocco Very Good Minus 
26 tinted plates, each measuring 21.5 by 14 inches, or 54 by 34 cm, of Bruges, Heidelberg, Nuremburg, Cologne, Liege, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Louvain, Antwerp, Munich, Oudenarde, Treves, etc. The inclusion of Austrian cities might seem anomalous, but it should be realized that Germany as a modern nation was not yet in existence and so the designation of "Germany" in the title referred to areas where German was the predominant language. Rebacked with red morocco. Boards have considerable wear, with marbled paper pastedown suffering some abrasion losses and heavy edgewear. The plates are on card thick paper. Light occasional foxing in margins. With bookplate of library on FEP and a small embossed stamp on title from same. Otherwise no evidence of ex-lib. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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