6 IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVY KRIEGSMARINE BOOKS w/ STÃ-WER ART

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 02, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

SIX GERMAN IMPERIAL NAVY BOOKS WILLY STÖWER ART COLLECTION!

FOUR TRULY RARE BOOKS/COLOR PLATES/TONS OF PICS/14 lbs./c)1901+

This is a collection of German imperial navy books with naval art by German painter Willy Stöwer, Kaiser Wilhelm II's decorated painter. T are four antiquarian books and two important and illustrated reference books, which are very useful for anyone who collects books containing Willy Stöwer's art work. They also offer informative biographies and many color prints of his marvellous paintings. I shall describe the four rare antique books in more detail:

1) Kaiser Wilhelm II. und die Marine (= Emperor Wilhelm II and the Navy): First edition. Published in 1912 by August Scherl GmbH in Berlin, Germany, and conceived in honor of the Kaiser's 25th-year anniversary of his rule in 1913. Edited and dedicated by Professor Willy Stöwer (and loaded with his paintings and sketches). Written by Admiralitätsrat Georg Wislicenus. A rather large book, measuring nearly 11 x 14 inches. Linen covers. 207 thick pages with 120 in-text drawings of naval motifs and ten huge (double page) and absolutely gorgeous color plates, which measure nearly 19 x 13 1/2 inches with 1 1/2-inch margins (see sample pictures # 1, 2 and 4). In good used condition with wavy pages, rusty staples, and a few slight tears and splits. Definitely a very rare and valuable book.
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