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Freiherrn Gabriel Von Prónay - Skizzen Aus Dem Volksleben in Ungarn - 1855

Pesth [Budapest]: Hermann Geibel, 1855. (41 cm x 29 cm), pp. [vii], 106 + 25 vibrantly coloured chromolithograph plates with tissue guards, woodcut vignette to title-page. Original red, morocco grained cloth, title-page vignette repeated in gilt to front cover, gilt lettering, gilt and blind stamped decorative frame to front cover, blind stamped frame to rear cover, all edges gilt. Sympathetically rebacked with original ornate gilt spinestrip laid on, corners strengthened. Light shelf wear to edges, some soiling to covers; interior has minor offsetting from plates and a couple of minor stains or smudges in the margins only, otherwise a very good copy of this scarce book. Extremely important for its accurate depiction of the people of Hungary, their activities, costume, etc, during the early 19th-century. The brilliantly coloured plates include: 1) Hochzeits-Zug zur Trauung. Nász-menet az esküvöre. Cortège nuptial se rendant à l'eglise; 2) Die heimkehrende Hochzeit. Menyegzöi hon menet. Retour du cortége nuptial; 3) Erntekranz. Az aratok-koszoruja. Le cortége de fête des moissonneurs; 4) Unter-ungarischer Tretplatz. Alföldi szérü. Aire en Basse Hongrie; 5) Der Schafhirt. A'juhász. Le berger; 6) Rindviehhirt. Gulyás. Bouvier; 7) Büffelhirt. Bivaly-csordás. Pâtre gardant les buffles; 8) Rofshirt. Csikós. Pâtre gardant les chevaux; 9) Schweinhirt. Kondás. Le porcher; 10) Wandernde Zigeuner. Vándor ezigány-telep. Bohémiens vagabonds; 11) Ofner Winzerfest. Budai szüret-tor. La fête des vignerons à Bude; 12) Hasenhetze. Agarászat. Courre le lièvre; 13) Trappen-Jagd. Túzok-vadászat. Chasse à l'outarde; 14) Theissfischerei. Tiszai halászat. La pêche de la Theiss; 15) Drathbinder. Drotos-tót. Le chaudronnier ambulant; 16) Der Ölbauer. Az olaj-árus. Le marchand d'huile; 17) Wallachische Fuhrleute. Oláh szekeres. Rouliers valaques; 18) Gänsetreiber. Lúd-hajtsár. Meneur d'oies; 19) Spinnstube. Fonoka. La chambre ou l'on file; 20) Die Dorfgerichtsbarkeit. A' falusi tanács. Le Tribunal villageois; 21) Die Bauerntrachten. Népviselet. Costumes de paysans. (Walachen-Oláhok. Ungarn-Magyarok. Slaven-Tótok. Deutsche-Németek.); 22) Heide. Puszta. Landes, ou la Steppe; 23) Pesther Melonen-Markt. Pesti dinnye-vásár. Marché aux melons; 24) Wassermann. Dunaviz hordogató. Le porteur d'eau.; and 25) Die Garküche. Laczi konyhája. La gargote. Due to the technical limitations in Hungary at the time, especially with regard to the coloured plates, the book was printed by Giesecke & Devrient in Leipzig, Germany, and the lithographs by Institut von Arnz & Comp. in Dusseldorf. Colas 2430; Lipperheide 896. A complete copy was last seen at auction in 1977. .

Object Book
Number of Books 1
Subject History, Travels
Author/ Illustrator Freiherrn Gabriel Von Prónay
Book Title Skizzen Aus Dem Volksleben in Ungarn
Condition Good
Publication year oldest item 1855
Edition 1st Edition
Language Hungarian
Original language Yes
Publisher Hermann Geibel
Binding/ Material Hardback
Extras Other - see description
Number of pages 106
Dimensions 41×29 cm
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