4356 - 4627 FINE ARTS - PHOTOGRAPHS
- Trifle spotted/ creased.
Colombo Apothecaries Co.(?) (19th cent.). "Breakwater during S.W. Monsoon, Colombo." Gelatin silver print, ±1890, 21x28 cm., "C.A. Co. Ltd", title and "No. 10" in the print, Apothecaries Co.'s blindstamp in lower right corner.
- A few marginal folds/ creases.
= The Apothecaries Co. probably took over the stock of Scowen's Sri Lankan photographs at the end of the 19th century.
AND 3 others.
- Lacks 2 photographs; endpapers foxed/ soiled. Covers (dust)soiled.
ADDED: Das Raumbild. Monatszeitschrift für die gesamte Stereoskopie und ihre Grenzgebiete. Year 1 and 2. Diessen am Ammersee, Otto Schönstein, 1935-1936, 24 (of 36) issues, ills., tipped-in stereoscopic plates, orig. unif. wr., 4to.
- Lacks most of the plates.
- Photos and viewer fine. Boxes w. some sm. dam. spots.
= Views in North and Middle America, the Pacific (i.a. Haïti) and Europe.
= I.a. German, Swiss (i.a. train on the Rigi, ±1870), American (10x, i.a. Sitka Alaska, Native American horsemen), Jamaican and Egyptian views. Two cards handcoloured for back lighting.
AND with a "Holmes Stereo" style stereoscopic handviewer, in fine condition.
= Nice and varied lot, incl. many street views with people (i.a. the market at the Nieuwmarkt), canals, harbour/ dock views, some interior views (the Rijksmuseum) and a festive occasion featuring Queen Wilhelmina.
ADDED: ±30 stereophotographs of Utrecht, late 19th cent., i.a. (publ.) by A. Braun (Dornach), J. Quéval, C.H. Peters and "Q.V."
= I.a. showing a fortuneteller, streetviews, antiquity seller, funeral parade and 2 views of Canton, The Triumphal Arch and the South Gate.
= Occas. w. (contemp.) manuscript locations/ identifications on verso. Views of i.a. the south of France (Pyrenees, Midi, Riviera), Brittany, Normandy, Loire Valley, Savoie, and incl. some impressive mountaineering pictures (i.a. ascent of the Mont Blanc).
= Occas. w. (contemp.) manuscript locations/ identifications on verso. I.a. Berlin (incl. a view prepared for viewing against the light), Baden-Baden, Bonn, Bremen, Cologne (the towers of the church in various stages of construction), Dresden, Frankfurt a.M., Hannover, Heidelberg, Leipsic, Mainz, Munich, Nauheim area, Rhine area (i.a. "Bords du Rhin" series), Strasbourg, Wiesbaden and many other towns and villages, and in Austria i.a. Salzburg and Vienna.
= Comprising views of London (important buildings and nice streetviews), the International Exhibition of 1862 (39x), North Wales, Devonshire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Edinburgh and several other English and Scottish towns, (ruinous) castles, abbeys and cathedrals, lakes, waterfalls and landscapes (incl. seashore views), i.a. by Strohmeyer & Wyman, Underwood & Underwood and The London Stereoscopic (and Photographic) Company, F. Bedford, W. Hanson, G.W. Wilson, Dawson & Dutton and P. Ewing.
- Twenty-four of a (much) larger number published. Box rubbed/ sl. worn and lettering (gilt?) mostly worn away.
= Nice daily-life scenes in India, Ceylon and Burma. With 3 stereophotographs published by the same but from another 'stack' and 4 published by the American Stereoscopic Society, all showing scenes in India.
= Nice lot showing various stages of courtship (incl. an elopement), women dressing for their wedding, the wedding ceremony itself, and (not so blissful) married life.
ADDED: 15 stereophotographs concerning religion/ church ceremonies and burials.
- A few see-through photos w. sm. tears.
= Nice and festive lot showing theatre scenes, dancing parties in living rooms(?)/ ballrooms/ theatrical settings/ cafés, ballet dancers (i.a. "Pets of the Ballet"), a tightrope-walker, and some (family) music bands or families playing music in their living rooms (i.a. "The Sauvelet Family" and "A Negro Concert" (blackface men) by A. Silvester) and a curious group of five young women in their dressing gowns playing guitar and lute in a college dorm w. banners of Harvard and Yale on the wall (captions in several languages on verso, i.a. "An Impromptu College Glee Club").
= I.a. a Dutch horsecar, view of Volendam, views of Amsterdam (view of the Overtoom (±1904), interior view of the bathhouse at the Heiligeweg (publ. by S. Herz)) and a view of uitspanning 't Kalfje in Amstelveen.
= Views of nature, cities, bridges, i.a. New York, Washington, Syracuse, San Francisco, St. Louis, Portland, Denver, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Montreal, Quebec, Alaska, Niagara (Falls, i.a. w. the newly built suspension bridge), Rocky Mountains, cotton fields, and incl. some impressive snowy and icy winter views.
- Twenty-three of a much larger number published; this is no. 9-35 and skipping numbers. Tifle spotted. Box partly rubbed.
= (Panoramic) (street)views of Jerusalem and surroundings.
- Some small defects. Box rubbed. = Boer War, mainly scenes at the battle front.
= I.a. several photographs of a bull fight in Barcelona on 8 March, 1929.
AND a box w. similar slides showing views of Lourdes.
= Nice lot showing people bathing (i.a. from a series ±1890 by said publishers incl. "The Boatman Somewhat rattled", "Surprised bathers" (ladies paddling with their skirt above their knees), "Over the line" (a man in bathingsuit jumping over a rope on a beach with a pier) and "Miss Ward, the greatest of all Lady Divers", angling, playing blind man's buff (i.a. "Cought at last, pretty creature"), playing board and card games (in living rooms, cafés or outside, i.a. chess), billiards, bowling ("joueurs de boules"), nine-pin bowling (kegelen), table-shuffleboard (sjoelen), horse-riding and four photos from a series "National Sports" (all? by A. Silvester) concerning horse-racing ("The rail! The Road!! The Turf!!! The Settling Day!!!!" (2x diff. photo), "The Race-Course" and "returning from the Derby").
- Thirty-nine of a larger number published; these are nos. 27-67 with a few numbers skipped. Box rubbed, lacking most of inside sides and lettering (gilt?) mostly worn away.
= Nice and varied lot showing the many sides of Swiss life, w. impressive alpine views (mostly w. people posing in the front), glaciers and views of/ in villages, many w. people featuring in the scene.