Published by Harrisburg, Pa, 1943
xviii,425pp. plus illus. Portrait. Original cloth. A few marginal pencil notes. Very good in somewhat chipped dust jacket. History of the society of religious German exiles and their colonization of Harmony, Pa., New Harmony, In., and Economy, Pa., beginning with the embarkation of George Rapp for America in 1803.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM19853
Published by Richard Phillips, London, 1806
88pp. plus index. Modern half cloth and marbled boards. Very good, untrimmed. Translated from the original work written for the Philotechnic Society of Paris, of which the author was a diplomatic agent. Includes descriptions of Holland as well.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM6522
Published by Weisbaden, 1850
4pp. Folding folio sheet, printed on 2 pages, 2 pages blank tables. An unissued bond for financing the German colonization effort in Texas, as part of a proposed float of 1,600,000 gulden. This bond was signed in manuscript by a representative of the Verein but is unnumbered and evidently was not issued.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM17478
Published by [Mexico, 1856
14pp., printed in double-column format in parallel English and Spanish. Folio. Original plain wrappers. A couple of signatures separated, some foxing. Else good. General commercial treaty between Mexico and nineteen German states, including some such as Prussia and Saxony with whom treaties already existed, and numerous smaller principalities.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM10727
Published by Washington, 1801
Title-leaf, pp.227-352 plus index. Original plain wrappers. Spine perished. Tanning and foxing, a few leaves torn. Index leaves through rear wrapper wormed. Fair. The first Congressional printing of the United States-Prussia treaty of Amity and Commerce. This was the second treaty between the two powers, the first having been made in 1786. It appears on pp.317-52, and is printed in English and French on facing pages. MALLOY, p.1486.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM35405
Published by Allen and Ticknor, Boston, 1832
178pp. 12mo. Dbd. Some pencil marginalia, an occasional fox mark, but generally quite clean internally. About very good. Untrimmed. This is apparently the first American printing of the story of Caspar (also spelled Kaspar) Hauser, published a year before his death. Hauser was a foundling who appeared in Nuremberg, Germany, aged about 16 years, in 1828. He claimed to have been raised in isolation in a cell, and his story provoked speculation that he might be of royal lineage, or that he was simply a con artist. His story fascinated many as an example of a child raised in a situation approximating the state of nature. In this text Anselm von Feuerbach, a Bavarian judge, gives his report on Hauser's history and identity. The great German filmmaker, Werner Herzog, made a movie of Hauser's life starring Bruno S., and the Hauser story was also an inspiration for Francois Truffaut's film, THE WILD CHILD. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 12394.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM38213
Published by [Hanover], 1755
16pp. Dbd. Some damage from spine affecting guttering, else very good. A treaty between Britain and the German Reichsfreie territory of Hesse-Cassell securing the support of the German forces when necessary in exchange for monetary compensation. This secured mercenary troops to fight in the Seven Years War.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM41378
Published by Mostly Germany and France, 1915
Forty photographs and one printed Troop Billet. Various sizes. Minor wear to a few photographs. Overall very good. An interesting grouping of photographs relating to World War I. The preponderance of the photographs feature French locations, with scenes of battle-scarred buildings, officers and servicemen posed at various locations, soldiers in camp or in the field, one photo showing casualties in the field, and more. A handful of the images are captioned on the verso in French. Fifteen portrait cartes de visite of soldiers are included, likely German soldiers based on the studios at which they were produced, and the few notations in German on the verso. These soldiers and officers perhaps served in France during the hostilities. Along with these photographs are six silver gelatin photographs of American artillery equipment used in the First World War. Two of the photographs are captioned in print, identifying the machines as a "75mm Gun Carriage, Model of 1916" and "Artillery Tractor, 45 H.P. Holt, Armored. Right Front View. Armor doors closed." Also included in this group is a small printed card, a Troop Billet for a U.S. Navy soldier aboard the U.S.S. Peerless. The card is stamped with the soldier's location on- board, with him assigned to "Compartment B3, Hatch B, Deck 3, Bunk Number 420, Parade Station near Hatch A, Weather Deck PORT Side." The card is printed with general orders and instructions to follow in case of an emergency at sea. The U.S.S. Peerless was chartered by the U.S. Navy in 1917 for service in World War I, and made one trip to France as part of the Naval Overseas Transport Service. A nice collection of World War I photographica, with a rare printed artifact from an American midshipman.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM50708
Published by New York, 1888
176pp. Frontis. Illus. Original gilt pictorial cloth, t.e.g. Slight fraying at head and toe of spine, front hinge starting, else a very good, bright copy. Laid in is an a.l.s. from the author dated Nov. 8, 1903, notifying the recipient of Zogbaum's recent return from the "Merry War." He had apparently conducted a tour of observation during which he camped with the soldiers. He refers to the possibility of war in Panama and its consequences. The text of the book tells of wartime conditions in France, Great Britain, Germany, and the U.S. (particularly scenes with the Army in the West), as depicted in the illustrations.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM9384
Published by Weisbaden, 1851
Broadside, 35 x 21.5 cm. Memorandum concerning the Society for the Protection of German Emigrants in Texas and the status of things in Texas, signed in type by Prince Hermann of Wied.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM17239
Published by Washington [sic], 1804
Three parts bound in one. xxiv,165,176,165pp. Contemporary half calf and speckled boards, cloth corners. Some chipping at head of spine, bookplate on rear pastedown. Very good. A German history of Louis XVI, with a curious Washington imprint which is definitely false. The NUC does not list this work. Why this book would bear an American imprint is most mysterious, but everything about its physical makeup suggests it is a German production.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM18069
Published by Antwerp, 1845
Printed broadside, completed in manuscript, with blank integral leaf. Old fold, else a fine copy. An emigrant contract between the Society for the Protection of German Emigrants to Texas and a German emigrant sailing from the port of Antwerp in the fall of 1845. The document bears the seal of the consulate of the Republic of Texas and is signed by the Texian consul as well as the emigrant. A fine contract.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM13654
Published by Sower, Germantown, 1759
,280pp. Modern limp pleather wrapper. Contemporary ownership inscription on flyleaf. Light foxing and soiling. Good. First American printing. This copy lacks the Thomas Hartley title usually found with it (A DISCOURSE ON MISTAKES CONCERNING RELIGION, ENTHUSIASM, EXPERIENCES, &c. Germantown: Sower, 1759), but is complete unto itself. EVANS 8309. SABIN 8192.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM3736A
Published by [Dallas, 1931
,32pp., including portrait frontispiece printed on verso of titlepage. Original printed wrappers, stapled. Minor toning and wear around the edges of the wrappers. Text lightly toned, but clean. Very good. Inscribed on the titlepage in blue ink: "Limited to 100 copies, Gilbert J. Jordan." A brief but informative account of one German immigrant couple's life in frontier Texas, one of only 100 copies printed and "read by the writer at a family reunion held on the Llano River on August 5, 1931, to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the coming of Ernst Jordan and family to Upper Willow Creek (now Art, Mason County, Texas)." The author, Gilbert J. Jordan was the pioneer couple's grandson, and his narrative follows his grandparents from their arrival in Galveston in 1845, to Indianola to Fredericksburg to New Braunfels to the small community of Art, Texas in the hill country northwest of Austin. The portrait frontispiece shows both Ernst and Lizette Jordan in middle age. A bibliography at the end records Jordan's sources in writing the larger narrative. The present copy is inscribed by Gilbert Jordan to Fred White, Sr. on the inside front wrapper, with Jordan's additional note reading: "One of 100 copies." OCLC locates fourteen copies, all but one of them in Texas institutions. A scarce account of early Texas and its German immigrants. OCLC 2631860.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM55550
Published by Sower, Germantown, 1759
,280pp. [bound with:] Hartley, Thomas: A DISCOURSE ON MISTAKES CONCERNING RELIGION, ENTHUSIASM, EXPERIENCES, &c. Germantown: Sower, 1759. 168pp. Contemporary calf. Calf worn, spine chipped at crown. Early ownership inscription on front fly leaf. Some modest foxing and occasional staining, but internally a good, sound copy. First American printings of both works. Although the second work is called for in the title of the first, it was printed, signed and paginated separately and has a separate Evans entry. The Hartley title incorporates yet another work (though paginated continuously), with its own title-leaf: Wm. Dell's CHRIST'S SPIRIT, A CHRISTIAN'S STRENGTH. (Germantown: Sower, 1760, pp.73- 168). Although assigned a separate Evans entry, this is a contiguous portion of the Hartley work. EVANS 8309, 8364, 8576. SABIN 8192, 30696, 19437.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM3736
Published by Mainz, 1846
3pp. Folio. Slight stain at top not affecting text, else very good. An important promotional for the Society for the Protection of German Emigrants to Texas. Signed by the president of the Society, Prince Carl of Castell, it describes the colony, the number of emigrants who have gone to Texas, and adds numerous other details about the ways of getting there, costs, etc. A fine, important piece.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM13656
Published by [Seoul and Pusan, Korea; Nikko, Japan; Washington, D.C; Carmel, Ca.; Dachau, Germany; and other locations, 1960
247 photographs in mounting corners, mostly black-and-white but with a handful in color, between 1 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches and 6 x 3 1/2 inches, most around 3 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. With informative captions written in white ink throughout the album. Folio. Contemporary grey cloth album, comb- bound in white plastic, stamped "Photo Album" in white on front cover. Minor scuffing and soiling to covers. A few photographs loose, but generally in very nice condition. Very good. An eclectic collection of personal photographs taken by an American officer while serving in Korea, Japan, and Germany in the years after the Korean War. The compiler appears to be a man identified in several pictures as Father McNulty, perhaps a chaplain or otherwise serving in the Army in some religious capacity. McNulty's photographs begin in Pusan, Korea in 1957, where he or an associate photograph numerous Korean children and other locals. Some of the captions read, "Bishop John Choi, the Vicariate of Pusan," the "Pusan Poor," and a "Leper Colony." Other images depict a tailor's shop in Pusan, numerous buildings in Seoul, several of a reception for President Eisenhower on June 20, 1960 at the Kimpo Airfield outside Seoul (where two different officers pose with Hollywood film legend George O'Brien); and other scenes. McNulty appears in numerous photographs with Korean schoolgirls, whom he or the photographer identifies by name in the captions; the same goes for several images of American and Korean religious figures as part of the "Pusan Area Command." One of the events pictured includes several images from the Holy Name Breakfast in Pusan in February 1960. Some of the other sites pictured in Seoul include St. Paul's Cathedral, President Syngman Rhee's Statue, the Seoul Capitol Building, and others. While briefly in Japan, McNulty takes pictures of several sites in Nikko, including street scenes and a Nikko street festival; and a performance inside the Kokusai Theater in Tokyo. Before going to Korea in 1957, McNulty apparently took the time to take some pictures around Washington, D.C., where he saw the Washington Cathedral, Walter Reed Hospital, Haynes Point, and the Jefferson Memorial (the latter two from an airplane). While in Washington in January 1957, he attended the parade for President Eisenhower's second inaugural, with two full pages of photos from the event. The album concludes with several pages of photographs from Germany during Oktoberfest in 1960. Most notable among these images are those of Dachau, where McNulty took sobering pictures of the crematorium sign and "THE [underlined] FURNACE" at the Dachau Concentration Camp. While there, he also took pictures of the Catholic Mortal Agony of Christ chapel, the "Old Gallow Stand" memorial, the Statue of the Unknown Prisoner, and the Grave of the Many Thousands Unknown. He also visited the German towns of Oberammergau, Ettal, and Bad Tölz, where he photographed numerous buildings and landscapes.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM56766
Published by The Werner Company, Akron, Ohio, 1900
181pp. plus forty-one chromolithographic plates. Text printed in double-column format, in German and English. Large folio. Original gilt pictorial cloth, expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid down, a.e.g. A very good, clean copy. The Werner Company of Akron was at the forefront of new developments in printing technology at the end of the 19th century. The present work contains brightly colored chromolithographic plates that show off the uniforms of German army and naval officers. McGRATH, p.215.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM27555
Published by Im Selbstverlage des Verfassers, Vienna, 1869
,202,pp. plus seven woodcut plates and folding color map. Contemporary half cloth and marbled boards, paper library label. Slightly rubbed. Old institutional stamps on titlepage. Internally quite clean. Very good. Departing San Francisco in 1866, Bechtinger travelled to Hawaii and remained there for one year. He was particularly concerned with scientific research, relating much information on agriculture, natural history, climate, and indigenous peoples. Among the plates are views of Honolulu (including a view of the beach upon which Cook was murdered), various native icons, and native peoples. FORBES 2820.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM28400
Published by Halle, 1787
Twelve parts bound in one volume. Various paginations. Small, thick quarto. Contemporary calf, gilt- lettered spine. Boards nearly detached, slightly scuffed, spine cracked. Later bookplate and library label on front pastedown. Internally clean. Good. "A collected reprint of the reports of the Lutheran missionaries in America, who were sent from Germany subsequent to the year 1742. Prefixed is a brief historical account of the Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in America, by the editor Johann Ludwig Schulze" - Sabin. Altogether, there were seventeen reports issued by the Lutheran pastors in Pennsylvania to the authorities in Halle, each with a special titlepage, twelve of which appear here. The present reports cover most of the years between 1742 and 1787. The dates of the individual reports are 1750-51, 1753-54, 1764-65, 1769, 1771, 1773-74, 1776, and 1787. A useful resource for the study of Lutherans and Moravians in Pennsylvania, and especially their Indian missions on the Pennsylvania frontier. Quite rare. OCLC locates only two copies. HOWES S206, "aa." SABIN 78013. JCB II:3158. OCLC 40861174.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM30494
Published by J.G. Cotta'scher Verlag, Stuttgart und Augsburg, 1858
vi,460pp. plus twenty-four plates. Publisher's green pebbled cloth, gilt spine titles and rules, blind-stamped borders on both boards, all edges marbled. Mild shelf wear. Moderate scattered foxing. Very good. An authentic account of the early German experience in Texas, written by Friedrich Armand Strubberg, who was the director of the German settlement of Fredericksburg from 1846- 47. Strubberg (1806-89) was a prolific author who wrote many novels set in German Texas, including FRIEDRICHSBURG, DIE COLONIE DES DEUTSCHEN FÜRSTEN-VEREINS IN TEXAS. After his leadership of the Adelsverein in Fredericksburg went sour, Strubberg participated in the Mexican-American War then moved to Arkansas, where he served as a doctor near Camden. In 1854, he suffered a damaging insect sting to the eye and had to return to Europe for treatment. He returned to Germany, and settled down to become an author. The present work is his first novel, set on the Leona River in far south Texas, in which Strubberg revisits some of his formative experiences in the Lone Star State. "The scene is laid on the Leona, a tributary of the Rio Grande. The author describes in great minuteness several years of his life there. In no other work in German literature and perhaps in no other literature, has the prairie been portrayed with more skill than in this work. It was translated into English (although Strubberg is not credited with its authorship) and published in 1864 under the title of THE BACKWOODSMAN; OR, LIFE ON THE INDIAN FRONTIER." - Graff. "Florid narrative, possibly based on actual experiences in the Rio Grande region" - Howes. The twenty-four plates in the work capture the majesty of the landscape and the ruggedness of the American West, with numerous scenes of Native Americans, action scenes of cowboys on horseback fighting, hunting, or killing various animals (including bears and an alligator), and scenes of cattle and buffalo rustling. A captivating work relating to the early German experience in Texas from a man who was there. HOWES S1086, "aa." GRAFF 4015. WAGNER-CAMP 311a:1. RADEN 2996. SABIN 93102.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM56569
Published by Leipzig, 1867
Two volumes bound in one. ,233,; ,236,pp. Contemporary three-quarter cloth, spine gilt. Minor shelf wear. Very minor foxing. Two leaves trimmed closely and reinforced at edges, not affecting text. Very good. An authentic account of early German Texas, although cast as a novel set in the German colony at Fredericksburg, Texas, written by Friedrich August Strubberg, who was the director of the settlement in 1846 and 1847. Strubberg (1806-89) was a prolific author wrote many novels set in German Texas. Fredericksburg was settled in 1846 by the Adelsverein, an organization of German noblemen first associated in 1842 for the purposes of acquisition of land in Texas and the support of emigration by German nationals to that land. An important and authentic account, even if fictionalized. GRAFF 4017. HOWES S1088. RADER 2997.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM45339
Published by [Germany, 1777
Twenty-six woodcut panels, from 15 x 9 inches to 15 x 15 1/4 inches, most sized closer to the latter. All mounted to old cardstock, some toning and edge wear, almost all with pinholes, some with the printed sequence number trimmed away, short jagged tear in one example. Overall good. A collection of twenty-six panels from the famous and monumental series of woodcuts commissioned by Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I and commonly known as THE TRIUMPHAL PROCESSION or THE TRIUMPH OF MAXIMILIAN I. This massive undertaking to celebrate in woodcut the achievements of the young emperor resulted in a continuous woodcut image that measures approximately 177 feet when all 139 images are placed in sequence. From 1512 and until Maximilian's death in 1519, numerous skilled artists of the day created woodblock images for the TRIUMPH, including Hans Burgkmair, Albrecht Dürer, Albrecht Altdorfer, Hans Springinklee, Leonard Beck, Hans Schäufelein, and Wolf Huber. The text to accompany the book was personally dictated by Maximilian to his secretary, Marx Treitzsaurwein. It is from this text that we know the subjects and settings for each of the individual woodcuts. Hans Burgkmair was the chief artist responsible for the TRIUMPH. Burgkmair was the leading painter and draughtsman in the wealthy city of Augsburg, and of all of Maximilian's artists, Burgkmair was the most important in adapting his talents to the service of the Emperor. He is best remembered for his graphic work including Biblical illustrations, book illustrations, coats of arms, and ornaments. Burgkmair drew sixty-six of the 137 woodcuts for the TRIUMPH, accounting for nineteen of the twenty-six woodcuts here. Six of the remaining seven woodcuts in this collection were accomplished by Albrecht Altdorfer (numbers 73, 74, 75, 76, 78, and 85), attributed to him by critic Joseph Meder in 1932 on stylistic grounds. Number 126 is attributed to Hans Schäufelein. Because the portions of some of the woodcuts with banner plaques are supposed to have inscriptions but are printed in solid black (as in numbers 73-76, and others below), these examples were printed from the original woodblocks in either the 1520s or circa 1777. The cutting of the inscriptions on these woodblocks was completed after the second edition in 1777 but before the edition of 1796. So these woodcuts are most likely from the 1777 second edition based on paper stock, overall appearance, and the differences in the numbers printed on some examples as they relate to the first edition strikes. The woodcuts present here are especially interesting for their depiction of peoples, animals, and costumes from exotic lands. The two-panel scene composed of numbers 21 and 22 shows a giant camel pulling two men playing organs. The giant African or Asian elephant in the penultimate number is exquisitely handled, and punctuates the two panels present here that depict the exotic peoples of Calicut, a port city on the Malabar coast of southern India. Portuguese ships had first reached Calicut in 1506 and the colony of Goad established in 1511, so their appearance represents peoples as exotic as New World natives would have been. These people are largely represented as little more than savages, wearing loin cloths, animal skins, grass skirts, or no clothing, carrying primitive weaponry, and juxtaposed with their animals in a more intimate manner than the more "civilized" people represented in the other woodcuts, carrying monkeys and birds and walking amongst their cows and sheep. Several examples present here can be conjoined to make two-, three-, or four-panel displays. Numbers 41 and 42 connect jousters to the chief jousting official who bears their banner, the beginning panels of the jousting section of the display. Numbers 44 and 45 connect Italian jousters with their standard bearer. Numbers 47-49 also connect jousters in a three-panel display showing high-saddled jousters, those in leg armor, and still more Italian jousters with rounded handguards. The most continuous display achievable with this selection is a four- panel representation of horsemen from the Austrian hereditary territories from Duino to various foreign inheritances. The twenty-six woodcuts included here are as follows (all numbers referencing the Dover publication, followed by the number printed on the image, if one can be ascertained): 1) Number 11. Wilhelm von Greyssen, the chief boar hunter, on horseback with five wild boars trailing him. 2) Number 13. Herr Diepolt von Slandersberg, the chief bear hunter, on horseback with five bears trailing him. 3) Number 15. Vice-marshal Eberpach bearing a plaque for the cupbearer, cook, barber, tailor, and cobbler. 4) Number 21. A large camel driven by a small boy carrying the leader's verse. 5) Number 22. Master Paul Hofhaimer and another musician on a low plow car bearing an organ. This woodcut connects with number 21 above via a harness on the camel. 6) Number 37. Five men of the Gefecht with bucklers with unsheathed long swords. 7) Number 40. Five men of the Gefecht with ordinary swords in the scabbards, all wearing wreaths. 8) Number 41. Herr Anthony von Yfan, chief tourneyer, on horseback bearing a banner which was to have been inscribed with verse regarding knightly tournaments. 9) Number 42. Following Yfan, five tourneyers abreast in good order on foot in full armor. Follows the woodcut featuring Yfan just above. 10) Number 44. Printed number 43 in upper right corner. Herr Wolfgang von Polhaim on horseback bearing a banner for Rennen, a type of jousting with pointed lances and lighter armor. 11) Number 45. Italian jousters, five abreast in good order, on horseback. 12) Number 47. Hohenzeuggestech, high- saddled jousters, five abreast on horseback. 13) Number 48. Five jousters in leg armor, on horseback, the horses covered in leather, the jousters grasping their lances beneath the round guards, heads wreathed. 14) Number 49. Italian jousters, five on horseback, with murneten, round jous.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM49709