Bussy Ellerman Harms 1802-1893 Voorheen en Thans Dutch Book Printer historyBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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[Amsterdam, Holland, Netherlands, Business history of a book printer, binder and stone lithographer].
Apparently a one-of-a-kind production, likely produced as a present by workers of the firm for the owners around 1893.
Voorheen en Thans 1802-1893.
1893, Amsterdam, Ellerman, Harms & Co.
pp.176. The firm was merged in July 1969 with J.H. de Bussy to form a larger book printing and production company called Bussy Ellerman Harms.
Period 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, compartments gilt lettered and stamped, marbled covers and end papers.
Birds-eye view map frontis, two early 1806 original stamped and signed documents from the city of Amsterdam, both evidently signed by Isaac Ellerman recognizing him as a book seller/ dealer as well as a book binder.
With six large and fine original albumen photos mounted onto heavy card stock (as bound), several folding plates and plans, another 1892 booklet and detailed index at rear.
Front joint cracked and splitting although book remains overall sound. Couple of the heavy card stock plates loose, contents slightly shaken.
Rare and unique item which survives as seen in video- entirely worthy of ownership.
Book measures: 13 1/4" H X 10 1/2" W.