Ornamentale Vorlage-Blätter des 15. bis 18. Jahrhunderts View larger
  •  Engraved ornament by the Meister mit den Pferdeköpfen, c. 1530-1540
Berliner (Rudolf), 1886-1967

Ornamentale Vorlage-Blätter des 15. bis 18. Jahrhunderts

Leipzig, Klinkhardt & Biermann Verlag, 1925-1926
Three volumes (32 cm), I (Textband, 1926): x (4), 182 pp. II (Teil I, 1926): (2) pp., plates 1-54, 54A, 54B, 55-90, 92-146, 148-205, 205A, 206-224. III (Teil 2, 1925): (2) pp., plates 224A, 224B, 225-245, 247-252, 254-262, 262A, 263-343, 343A, 344-356, 358A, 358B, 359-402, 404-418, 420-430, 432-450 (altogether, more than 1500 collotype illustrations). Uniform publisher’s cloth bindings. - A valuable guide for the collector of ornament prints, and a useful aid for dating an object decorated with a particular ornament. A revised edition by Gerhart Egger published in 1981 “tampers” with Berliner’s descriptions, reprints only part of his introduction, and omits completely his historical essay (see the critical review of it by Peter Fuhring, in Print Quarterly, volume 4, 1987, pp.190-194). A notice printed in the Textband (title-page, verso) states: “Die Tafeln 54A und B, 205A und B, 262A, 343A, 358A und B ersetzen die entfallenen Nrn. 91, 147, 246, 253, 357, 358, 403, 419, 431”; in fact, no pl. 205B was issued. Arntzen & Rainwater P-66; Chamberlin 1623; Lucas p.101. ¶ Exlibris of Julius Hoffmann, Stuttgart (publisher of the “Taschenbibliographie”); William Salloch (1906-1990), his sale by Christie’s South Kensington, Printed books: the Salloch collection: the property of the late William and Marianne Salloch, London, 31 October-1 November 1991, lot 349 (£150 hammer). Attractive copy despite light stains and other marks on bindings.
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