Heinrich Keller, 1892, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Unstated
FERDINAND LUTHMER [editor]. Malerische Innenraume aus Gegenwart und Vergangenheit [Picturesque Interiors Present and Past], Frankfurt: Heinrich Keller, undated (1892). Large folio, about 19x15 inches or 48x38cm, 25 collotype plates, brown cloth boards, from the library of William Baumgarten's Fifth Avenue design firm, with his stamp. Only text is the captioning, in German. Baumgarten designed the Vanderbilt Mansion on Fifth Avenue and some of the rooms at the Plaza Hotel. The photos here show richly appointed interiors from houses all over Germany. These prints are extremely scarce: Worldcat locates only 2 copies of the book, in Switzerland, with just 10 plates. They are actually a mix from 2 of Luthmer's books, the one named on the title page plus Malerische Innenraume Moderner Wohnungen, another design book. Avery Catalogue, first edition, p. 614, describes a copy with 50 plates from both of the Luthmer books, bound together. Condition of this book: Covers discolored, sunned; overall very good. Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). Text is in German. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Art & Design; Germany; 19th century; German Language; Architecture. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54698.