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Carrosserie Mühlbacher Paris
A very important collection of original designs and photographs from the beginning of French automotive industry.
Paris, Mühlbacher and Mühlbacher et fils, 1890. 5 albums, oblong-folio [from 25 x 45 cm to 32 x 48 cm], contemporary half leather bindings. With 214 original drawings and 203 photos. Size of drawings from c. 11 x 20 to 26 x 30 cm Size of photos c. 8 x 12 cm. An exceptional, very important collection of unique designs, model drawings and photographs of automobiles by Mühlbacher in Paris, one of the most famous French coachbuilders of the late 19th early 20th century. Out of the 214 drawings, 14 are colored and 4 have foldable applications. All drawings are realised on thicker cardboard, most of them in red ink, some in pencil. Most of the photographs are mounted as two on one page, some showing models by the same automobile (with roof closed and opened). *** The late 19th century sees an incredible increase in the number of automobiles produced. Worldwide, the industry was flourishing and France was one of its pioneers. Since it still took a reasonable amount of time and resources for cars to be produced and brought to the market, they were at the time a sort of luxury goods. Automobiles were seen as a mark of social status, and manufactureres profited from this. The most outstanding of car dealers and makers even opened shops on the famous Champs-Elysées in Paris. Established in 1797 by Godefroy Mühlbacher, the car house was present in Paris since 1814. In 1837, The Mühlbacher House opened a car shop on the boulevard Champs-Elysees. They had been known to be the court's favorite car makers under Napoleon III. For over a century, this was one of th … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Steffen Völkel GmbH [Germany]
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