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Lithografiskt Album. Illustrerad månadsskrift för familjer [And] Litografiskt Album. Portfölj för salongsbordet.

Stockholm. Stockholms Art. Lith. Anstalt. 1872 and 1873. Collation of "Lithografiskt Album. Illustrerad månadsskrift för familjer": 30,5 x 24,5 cm. Title + 22 pp. + 18 plates. Collation of "Litografiskt Album. Portfölj för salongsbordet": 28 x 23 cm. Title with contents at verso + 8 pp. + 12 lithographed plates.

Binding of Lithografiskt Album 1872: Blue blind stamped contemporary cloth. Gilt title at the fron t board. name inscription at thre front fly leaf. Binding of Litografiskt Album of 1873: Paper binding. Green cloth spine. Pictoral title at the front board. Condition of Litografiskt Album 1872: Worn binding. Spine ends damaged .Back board with stains.Title with some tears at the margins.Title and first plate somewhat browned. Light finger dirt at the margins of some of the plates and text pages. Four plates with a couple of brown spots in the image areas. One image area with more brown spots Condition of Litografiskt Album of 1873: Corners somewhat worn. Boards with some dirt. Title page partly browned and with a couple of stains. Text pages with a few stains in the margins. Last text page and 8 of the plates with some foxing.

Two coffee table books of the same serie which probably are the only two albums which were published. The first album of 1872 has an interesting mix of portraits, views, caricatures and genre pictures. All the 18 plates comes with a short story. In some cases very short. It is not recorded by Lundstedt. The second album of 1873 has images of statues and royalties, a landscape view, a poor child, a ruin, a historic scene, a wounded soldier etc. It also comes with short stories. It is recorded as missing at the Royal Library by Lundstedt. (None of the albums are present in the data base of the Royal Library). This work is one of many attempts to create a lithographic periodical in the 1800s. The most well known is "Lithografiskt Allehanda" which was published 1859-1865. But many other publications were tried in the market place whithout much success. At least two more albums were published under the same name as the present work,, without any connection to each other. One in 1830 with contributions by, among others, Anckarswärd, Shcützercrantz, Hamilton and Billmark. another album was published in 1836 by Wahlbom, containing six plates.The present work is rare.

Item No: 402