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Lot #    14119
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 11:29:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Geschichte des Weins und der Trinkgelage
Author    [Only Ed.] Dr. Rudolf Schultze
City    Berlin
Publisher    Nicolaische Verlagsbuchhandlung
Publication Date    1867
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition? xxvi, 225 pp., 192:124 mm., nice margins, light age staining, stamps, plate. A very good copy bound in the original boards, rubbed.
   Title: Geschichte des Weins und der Trinkgelage: Ein Beitrag zur allgemeinen Kultur- und Sittengeschichte, nach den besten Quellen bearbeitet und populär dargestellt für das deutsche Volk

A work on the history of wine and drinking customs of the German people by Dr. Rudolf Schultze of Schwerin. This volume has a beautifully illustrated cover with a color image of a lithograph by W. Loeillot, a Berlin lithographer. The painting pays homage to the grape, which is prominently displayed, and shows a number of people raising their glasses in a toast, as well as a young man seemingly drunk and asleep on the ground. Lithography had been developed in Germany in 1798. An image was drawn on the smooth, polished surface of a limestone block with a crayon that attracted printing ink while the non-color areas were prepared to resist the ink. Paper was placed on the block and the block then run through a press. The image had to be drawn in reverse so that the finished print appeared correct.

Artisans working W. Loeillot in Berlin transferred sketches to lithographic stones, or plates, using a different stone for each color. Printed in black, blue, and yellow, the transparent inks would show through subsequently-printed layers, with two combined colors resulting in a third. For example, yellow overprinted on blue results in green. It was common to hand color prints, before the full development of color lithography, in order to achieve a wider range of distinctive colors.

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
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