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Some scanned borders and other images from «Im Wechsel Der Tage» [In the change of our days] by Adolf Brennecke, circa 1885. I bought this book at Antikvariát Dlážděná, a bookshop with low prices (or so it seemed to me) and exceptionally helpful staff, conveniently located in Prague. If you happen to be in Prague. Not too far from the railway station.

Quarto, 184pp, many illustrations.

In the change of days. Our seasons of jewelry, art and poetry. A selection from the works of our best patriotic poet. With numerous woodcuts of drawings outstanding artist and photogravures after the originals of FA Kaulbach, C. Niczky, Th. von der Beek and R. Epp.

Title: Im Wechsel Der Tage

Author: Brennecke, Adolf

Published by: Ferdinand Hirt & Sohn.

City: Leipzig

Date: 1885

Total items: 19

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Vicorian room used as a border]

Vicorian room used as a border

This border is made by drawing a white rectangle over the picture of the girl sitting reading a book indoors in summer and also copying the outer border of the image to the sides of the white rectangle. I also cloned out the corner of the chair and the girl’s dress. Obviously you could replace the text here! [more...] [$]

[picture: Summer]

Summer

A girl in a long formal pleated dress sits reading a book; she is sitting on a wooden chair with an upholstered cushion for the back and another for the seat; she clutches her frilly lace collar with her left hand. On her right, and our left, is a table with a large potted palm plant in a bowl with a lion [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: The Abandoned Water-Mill]

The Abandoned Water-Mill

The drawing shows an old abandoned watermill, the wooden walls rotting away, the thatched roof uneven, the waterwheel still and rotten, the whole building overgrown. Romantic poems about deserted mills became popular in the second half of the nineteenth century, as mechanisation made a lot of them obsolete, and the mill here illustrates [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Forest of Romance]

Forest of Romance

In the foreground a smartly-dressed young man is entreating a beautiful woman who wears an elaborate dress and bonnet. The couple is seated on a carved stone bench ina thick forest of mature trees; in the background a carved stone cherub or cupid is watching, representing romance. The lady has her eyes demurely closed [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Full page border of wild flowers]

Full page border of wild flowers

The wild flowers on this vintage full-page border are growing so verdantly and enthusiastically that they don’t leave much room for the text! [more...] [$]


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Some scanned borders and other images from «Im Wechsel Der Tage» [In the change of our days] by Adolf Brennecke, circa 1885. I bought this book at Antikvariát Dlážděná, a bookshop with low prices (or so it seemed to me) and exceptionally helpful staff, conveniently located in Prague. If you happen to be in Prague. Not too far from the railway station.

Quarto, 184pp, many illustrations.

In the change of days. Our seasons of jewelry, art and poetry. A selection from the works of our best patriotic poet. With numerous woodcuts of drawings outstanding artist and photogravures after the originals of FA Kaulbach, C. Niczky, Th. von der Beek and R. Epp.


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