Wegweiser zum Seidenbau für Nord-Deutschland und insbesondere für Preussen.

Berlin, Vereinsbuchhandlung, 1831.

8vo, pp. xvi, 317, [1], with engraved frontispiece and folding litho plate; an excellent copy in contemporary marbled boards, spine with orange label, red edges. Contemporary stamp of Mersenburg library on verso of title

£275

Approximately:
US $377€325

Make an enquiry

Added to your basket:
Wegweiser zum Seidenbau für Nord-Deutschland und insbesondere für Preussen.

Checkout now

First edition. Bolzani, originally from Como in Italy, was a picture- and print-dealer in Berlin who also ran a successful silkworm cultivation enterprise. His book deals with all aspects of sericulture. Bolzani was especially keen to have Prussian state funding for silkworm cultivation and corresponded in that matter with various Prussian officials.

The frontispiece to the work is presumably a reproduction of a print Bolzani had in stock when the book went to press. Curiously its subject matter has no connection with sericulture. The folding litho at the end illustrates the instruments used in silkworm cultivation.

RLIN only locates the Michigan copy; not in OCLC.

You may also be interested in...

[COLOGNE.]

Hotel de Belle Vue à Deutz vis-à-vis de Cologne tenu pour J.A. Kimmel. [

A ambitious lithograph advertisement for the Hotel de Belle Vue in Deutz, facing Cologne over the Rhine. The finely engraved view of the hotel shows it with its surrounding park lying on the Rhine which is bustling with barges, there is a bridge crossing the river full of promenading people. The litho map of Cologne indicates the places worth visiting in the city. The verso of the broadside is entirely taken up with a litho panorama of the Rhine from Cologne, over Dusseldorf to Mainz. On either side are litho maps for the railway journey from Cologne to Berlin and from Cologne to Paris, at the bottom there is a view of Cologne cathedral.

Read more

ZAHN, Wilhelm.

Auserlesene Verzierungen aus dem Gesammtgebiet der bildenen Kunst, zum Gebrauch für Künstler und kunstbeflissene Handwerker, zugleich als Vorlegeblätter in Zeichenschulen, nach den Originalen gezeichnet …

First edition of this rare and fine pattern book of classical ornaments in marble, silver, bronze, ivory, and terracotta reproduced in outline engravings in order to instruct artists, craftsmen and fine art students. Zahn produced the volume from sketches made on his travels in southern Italy. Some of the designs were taken from pieces found in museums in Naples, but the majority are ornaments newly discovered in Pompeii and Herculaneum. The work is produced with the same eye to detail as his earlier Die schönsten Ornamente…aus Pompei, Berlin 1828-29 (interior decorations recently discovered at Pompeii, reproduced in glorious colour) and was published while he was busily issuing his monumental Ornamente alles klassischen Kunstepochen, Berlin 1843-48, again in colour.

Read more