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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. One quarter leather over marbled boards. Undated. Eight tissue guarded lithographs. Shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book. Clean and unmarked, minimally foxed. The views are lithographed by Augustus Kollner from the original sketches of Ludwig Mayers. The text is adapted from that of the Orientalist E.F.C. Rosenmueller. Augustus Kollner of Wurttemberg was employed as an engraver at sixteen by the Stuttgart printer Carl Ebner. He came to America in 1839 after working in Paris. Kollner was employed by the lithographer Philip Haas in Washington, D.C. before setting himself up in business in Philadelphia. Kollner was particularly well know for his views of American cities and other locales as well as military subjects. The WorldCat locates one copy of this book and suggests a date of 1830 which is almost certainly incorrect. It was more likely published in the 1840's while Kollner was doing much work for the American Sunday School Union. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!.

  • Seller image for VIEWS OF INTERESTING PLACES IN THE HOLY LAND: WITH A BRIEF SKETCH OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THEM IN THE SACRED SCRIPTURES, AND OF THEIR MODERN APPEARANCE AND SITUATION for sale by William Reese Company - Americana

    43pp. plus eight lithographic plates. Contemporary half roan and marbled boards. Rubbed, worn at extremities. Scattered foxing throughout; light dampstaining to plates, primarily affecting margins; moderate age- toning. About very good. Issued by the American Sunday School Union, this handsome production contains some very early American lithographs by Augustus Köllner after the original sketches by Ludwig Mayer. The text, adapted from the work of E.F.C. Rosenmueller, provides historical explanations of the various scenes with accompanying biblical references. Köllner, born in Dusseldorf in 1813, was an artist and prolific lithographer, who studied lithography in Frankfurt before emigrating to the United States and settling in Philadelphia. There are eight lightly toned scenic views of "Bethesda," "The Valley of Jehoshaphat," "The Brook Kedron," "The Mount of Olives," "Mount Tabor," "Nazareth," "Sea of Tiberias," and "Bethany." The superb picturesque views also feature details of everyday life in the region, the figures giving a sense of scale to the landscape, travellers on horse-back pass along the bank of the Brook Kedron, and two foreign soldiers on leave relax on the shores of the Sea of Tiberias. This book is notable both as an example of early American lithography, and as an early American work about the Holy Land.