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November 17, 2013 11:00 AMCalender

Allers, Christian Wilhelm (1857-1915) Capri

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Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2687BLocation: BostonDate / Time: November 17, 2013 11:00AM


Allers, Christian Wilhelm (1857-1915) Capri. Munich [New York]: Franz Hanfstaengl, 1892.
Folio, the short introduction in German is followed by a total of sixty-four illustrations, including the title vignette, in publisher's green cloth with blocked pictorial boards stamped in gilt and colors, partially sun faded, with darkening to a section of the front board, tattered at head and tail, English language title page detached, contents good.
Allers, originally from Hamburg, moved to Capri in the 1890s and built a villa on the island. Unfortunately, Allers was prosecuted as a suspected homosexual, and was forced to flee Capri in 1902. His drawings are detailed and evocative, his subjects typical Caprese citizens in informal settings.
Estimate $300-500

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Franz Hanfstaengl, Christian Wilhelm, Munich, Hamburg