Sale: 366 / Rare Books including Marine Art, May 17./18. 2010 in Hamburg Lot 915

 
Frederic Boye - Alphabet & Chiffres. 1839

915
Frederic Boye
Alphabet & Chiffres. 1839
Estimate:
€ 300 / $ 330
Sold:
€ 336 / $ 369

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Boye, Fr., Alphabet & chiffres récréatifs. D'après 40 dessins par Victor Adam. À l'usage des gouvernantes, gravés et publiés suivis d'un texte instructif. With 40 engr. plates . Stockholm, Ch. Deleen 1839. Text issue and loose plates in contemp. cloth portfolio with mounted orig. wrappers. Oblong large 8vo. 90 (of 94) pp.

Not in Gumuchian. - Sophisticated ABC book with 24 letters and twelve numbers, presented in an amusing manner in sceneries with people, animals or things that begin on the respective letter. - The work had already been published by V. Adam without the text in 1834, just with the lithographs (10 plates, each with 4 illustrations), after which Boye had made his engravings. - The Stralsund native Frederic Boye, who had spent many years in Germany while serving in the military, wanted to live up to his roots in the German culture and language, which found particular expression in the making of his ABC books (cf. Wilke, ABC-Bücher in Schweden, p. 204). - Lacking pp. 7/8 and 91/92. - Text evenly browned, binding loosened and title detached (marginal blemishes), plates slightl
915
Frederic Boye
Alphabet & Chiffres. 1839
Estimate:
€ 300 / $ 330
Sold:
€ 336 / $ 369

(incl. 20% surcharge)