Sale: 373 / Rare Books including Marine Art, Nov. 22. 2010 in Hamburg Lot 95

 
Album amicorum - Stammbuch der Princesse de Faucigny-Lucinge (1891-1913).

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Album amicorum
Stammbuch der Princesse de Faucigny-Lucinge (1891-1913).
Estimate:
€ 7,500 / $ 8,250
Sold:
€ 7,800 / $ 8.580

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Album amicorum. - Stammbuch der Alix de Choiseul, Princesse de Faucigny-Lucinge. With 3 (2 mounted) drawings in watercolors, 4 (2 with watercolors, 1 mounted) feather drawings and 1 mounted etching as well as 2 attached portrait photographs. With more than 300 entries. Paris, also Athens, Aix-les-Bains, Madrid 1891-1913. Orig. morocco (joints restored) with broad gilt inside border, silk moiré pastedowns and gilt edges, with 1 metal lock (mechanism defective) with 2 belonging keys. 8vo. 95 (87 with narrow writing) ll.

Extremely rich Album Amicorum of Alix de Faucigny-Lucinge (1835-1915). The largest part of entries originates from the late period of her first marriage (since 1857) with Frederic, Vicomte de Janzé up until his death in 1900. Her second husband was Prince Charles de Faucigny-Lucinge et Coligny (1824-1910) as of 1903. - Among the entries are , besides those by members of the Russian and European nobility, numerous writers, musicians and artists, among other, big names of the Fin de siècle , such as G. Verdi (with quote of notes from Falstaff ), Aug. Rodin , J. Massenet (with quote of notes from Thais ), G. d'Annunzio, E. de Goncourt, P. Loti (writer, his entry comprises the beginning of his latest novel), Henri d'Orléans, E. Ollivier (politician), Isabella II. of Spain (several), Ch. Gounod, Sully Prudhomme, A. de Musset, Edm. de Polignac (composer, with quote of notes), C. Saint-Saëns, A. Kraus (opera tenor, with attached portrait photo), A. Thomas (composer, with quote of notes), Fr. Planté (piano player, portrait photo), Georg Alexander Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Marija Grand Princess of Russia and many more, among them 2 mounted autographs of G. Garibaldi (1863) and V. Hugo (1885) and 1 attached signature of Eleanor Roosevelt (no date). - The fine mostly full page watercolors and feather drawings show an Iris plant, an Arabian hunting scene, a painter with an easel, a salon still life, two playing cats etc. - Silk moiré pastedowns somewhat glue-stained.

95
Album amicorum
Stammbuch der Princesse de Faucigny-Lucinge (1891-1913).
Estimate:
€ 7,500 / $ 8,250
Sold:
€ 7,800 / $ 8.580

(incl. 20% surcharge)