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Self published, Berlin 1880 - 8vo. Unpaginated. Leporello-accordion fold of 12 mounted albumen prints by J. F. Stiehm of Berlin architecture and monuments. Photographs: Das Königliche Schloss. Das Palais des Kaisers. Das Palais des Kronprinzen. Die Schlossbrücke. Das Königliche Opernhaus. Das Brandenburger Thor. Der Gendarmen-Markt. Denkmal Friedrich des Grossen. Denkmal Friedrich Wilhelm III. Das Luisen-Denkmal. Das Rathaus. Das Sieges-Denkmal. In the mid-nineteenth century, Johann Friedrich Stiehm (1826-1902) came to Berlin as a trader of wine and colonial goods. Around 1860 he established a photographic studio. During that time he founded a publishing house which produced titles such as this in limited numbers. His photographs often depict monuments and public buildings. He was famous for his photos of the majestic Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin, of which one image is present in this work. Captions in German. Leporello fold bound in red cloth, richly decorated in black and gold on front cover. Decorative blind-stamped border on back cover. Minor rubbing on corners and head and tail of spine. Inside of rear board lined with silk-moiré. Rare in a stunning binding. Very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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