Plate Books / Views & Topography

Price: EUR 250,00

[Plate book] Strömer J. H. / Salmson A. J.

Swenskt Album lithografiska afbildningar efter swenska konstnärers arbeten utgifvet af J. H. Strömer.

Stockholm. Tr. Hos A. J. Salmson. 1852. Folio. 50 x 35 cm. Beautiful yellow front wrapper with title printed in red + 18 tinted plates. No title leaf published. A supplement containing 3 more plates was published. Two of the plates are printed in two colours

Contemporary half calf with gilt title at the front board. Blind pressed decorations and gilt lines at the spine. Large margins. Spine ends repaired. Worn binding. A little smudging to some of the margins and minor damage to a couple of margins. One plate with repaired tears to the margins and one plate with a short tear to a margin. A couple of plates with one or two of small brown stains, one of them partly into the image area.

The album contains views, portraits, statues, folkloristic scenes, historical events etc. They were executed after paintings by the swedish artists Fogelberg, Sandberg, Hallbeck, Zoll, Billing, Andersson, Walbom, Berger, Scholander, Ekman, Palm, Södermark, Lundgren, Dahlström, Fahlcrantz and Larsson. The book was published by Johan Henric Strömer who also lithographed the plates. Axel Jacob Salmson printed most of the plates. A couple were printed by Strömer & Hårdh and by Strömer. A rare album. The only copy I have seen.

Item No: 3544