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Kostbare Waffen aus der Dresdner RÃ¼stkammer - Haenel, Eric - 1923. 
Leipzig, Karl W. Hiersemann 1923 - Folio. Pp. vii, 164. Plus 82 leaves of fine collotype plates, of which 2 are coloured by additional lithographic process, richly heightened with deep gold, and finished by hand. Title-page printed in red and black. Tissue-guard to protect frontispiece and other coloured plate. Hardcover, bound in the original quarter vellum and boards, spine gilt ruled and decorated, and with 2 contrasting gilt morocco labels, boards gilt ruled, upper cover lettered in gilt, French vellum corners, cloth inner hinges; covers blemished and marked in places, small label removed from back, extremities rubbed. Good copy with fine interior and superb plates. - - First edition. The famous catalogue of the arms and armour in the Arsenal of Dresden. A remarkable production. The exquisite plates are printed in collotype, one of the most accurate and attractive methods of photomechanical tonal printing processes. Highly skilled and expensive process, it cannot produce more than a limited number of impressions. It has been used for single-sheet prints and luxury portfolios, and since the 1950s has been abandoned by all except a few small specialist firms. Printed at the Kunstanstalt Stengel of Dresden. The elegant binding is by H. Sperling, after a design by Erich Gruner, Leipzig.
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