4569 - 4679 FINE ARTS - PHOTOGRAPHS
= Contains a rotating mechanism with 24 metal holders, each with a (handcol.) stereophotograph. Inserting a coin through a slot and turning a knob at the side of the viewer allows one to view a series of 6 images. With 2 contemp./ original letterpress cards: "Les Merveilles du Stéreoscope. Mettez 10c. Français en bronze, tournez doucement le bouton qui vous permettra de voir 6 vues stéréoscopiques des mieux choisies". In working order. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIV.
- Frontwr. of final issue loosening; all vols. spine trifle/ sl. worn/ partly split.
= Extremely rare and early Dutch publication on stereophotography. No copy traced. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIV.
- A few photographs sl. dam. Album lacks backstrip; binding worn along extremities.
= Probably the album of the Amsterdam dispute T.H.E.M.I.S. (it died in 1910).
- Bromoil print stained in upper part; one gelatin print foxed.
= I.a. four views of Zürich (including a panoramic view); Morteratschgletscher; Pontresina, St. Moritz (Dorf and general view); Weggis; bird's eye view of Seelisberg, Lausanne and Geneva (2x).
- Laid down on board.
= One of the albums shows a Dutch-Indonesian family. One of the photographs with the caption: "laatste paardentram Hillegersberg".
AND 1 other album with num. holiday snapshots on slides, 1950's.
- Contents fine. Spine-ends dam.; lower right corner frontcover showing.
= Unique photographic report of the 1930 exhibition. Photographs by Climan-Ruyssers, Borrenbergen, Van Rossom, Dupon and Kennis. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIV.
- One (large) photograph dam./ torn.
= Interesting collection, incl. striking images from i.a. Italy, Crimea, Kiev, Latvia, Africa and the Caucasus. Possibly of pro-German propagandist nature: German troops cheerfully interacting with prisoners of war and local populations, a respectful military funeral for a shot down British pilot, happy workers in a German factory etc. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXV.
= On June 10th 1942 the inhabitants of the Czech village Lidice were brutally massacred by the nazis as retaliation for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. The photographs taken on the spot were published shortly after the war in an informational booklet by Czech publicist Cyril Merhout.
WITH a copy of the booklet (Prague, 1945, French text, orig. wr. Upper corner waterst.; wr. sl. torn).
- The contemp. album broken on hinges.
= A very rich collection, w. pictures published by a great variety of Chocolate firms, i.a. Bensdorp (Amsterdam), W.J. Boon (Wormerveer), Deli (Amsterdam), Droste (Haarlem), J.A. van den Dungen (Nijmegen), Flick (Amsterdam), Francken (Koog a/d Zaan), Golden (Alkmaar), Grootes (Westzaan), Karstel (Rotterdam), Korff (Amsterdam), Kwatta (Breda), Pette (Wormerveer), Rademaker (The Hague/ Coventry) and Union (Haarlem).
ADDED: approx. 35 miscell. chromolithogr. advertising cards, ±1880-1930, loosely inserted in modern ringbinder.