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Lippmann, Friedrich.
Der Kupferstich. Mit 110 Abbildungen.
First Edition. Berlin, W. Spemann, 1893. 21 x 14 cm. Title, (6), 223 pages with 110 illustrations in text. Full Morocco with gilt decorations and dentelles. V&A crowned vignette on front board (see image). Bevelled boards and five raised bands. Top edge gilt. Gilt title on spine. Dark green end papers. Very good condition. Some rubbing and bumping. Ex Libris on front paste down (‚Auguste Victoria Kaiserin & Koenigin'). Tiny bookbinder's stamp (‚G.W. Vogt & Sohn Berlin'). Handwritten pencil note on blank page before half title page (‚Found zu Cecilienhoff Schloss Potsdam. July 24-1945'). Small handwritten library label on rear paste down. Internally bright and clean. Handbuecher der Koeniglichen Museen zu Berlin. Provenance: From the Library of Sir Alan Francis Brook, Field Marshal Alanbrooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke. From the Library of Augusta Victoria of Schleswig Holstein (1858 - 1921), last German Empress and Queen of Prussia by marriage to King Wilhelm II. Augusta Victoria was a niece to Queen Victoria. V&A Binding suggests some connection to (Queen) Victoria and Albert. Note: The hand-written note in the book is most likely from Field Marshal Alanbrooke's hand. In his war diary he noted on July 25, 1945: 'After lunch at 2.30 pm we had a meeting with the Russian Chiefs of Staff on a tripartite [Britain, USA & Russia] basis. The meeting was held in the Cecilienhof, the Crown Prince's House in Potsdam'. In his book ‚Meeting in Potsdam', Charles L. Mee, Jr. describes events taking place at the Cecilienhof Palace on July 24 as follows:‚It was a hot afternoon, and the Br … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: West Coast Rare Books [Ireland]

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