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Autographs, Documents & Manuscripts / Alba Amicorum

An extensive album amicorum of a German student from Stendal, with over 100 illustrations

BÖKEL (BÖCKELIUS), Wilhelm. [Album amicorum of Wilhelm Bökel junior].
Stettin (Szczecin, Poland), Helmstedt, Jena, Leipzig, Groningen, Leiden and Rotterdam, 1616-1651. 4to. Manuscript on paper, with most entries in Latin, and mottos also in Greek, French and German. Title-page with an elaborate cartouche in coloured gouaches highlighted with gold, with "GVIELMVS BOCKELIVS/IVNIOR" in silver below his coat of arms and above a scene perhaps showing Lucretia. Further with 49 coloured gouaches highlighted with gold showing coats of arms, costumes and various scenes (some cut out and mounted on the album's leaves), a pen and ink wash drawing, 23 full-page engraved portraits, 18 full-page engraved views, an engraved image of Mercury, and 12 full-page engraved emblems. Modern gold-tooled calf, gold-tooled board edges, new endpapers. Full description
€ 35,000
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“Mort ou Liberté”: a French Revolutionary album amicorum with 5 miniatures

FALLOT, Georges-Frédéric. Memoriae fautorum mecoenatum & amicorum de republica sacra & litteraria …
Tübingen, Montbéliard and elsewhere, 1788-1792 (with a few additions 1805-1809 and one 1819). Oblong 8vo (12 x 16.5 cm). Manuscript in ink on paper, written in French and German (plus incidental Latin and Greek) by various contributors in brown ink on laid paper, with the title-page in the form of an ink and ink-wash drawing of a monumental inscription with a black silhouette portrait of Fallot, 5 full-page drawings in colour gouaches (one in an oval), a full-page pencil sketch, 6 additional silhouette portraits, an occasional smaller drawing and 2 examples of music with notes. Contemporary gold-tooled red morocco, each board with a frame built up from separate stamps and the spine divided into 6 fields, each with a central pomegranate and 4 cornerpieces, gold-tooled board edges, gilt edges, decorated endpapers. Full description
€ 2,750
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