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Posted 6 years ago

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Would love to know more about this book! It is written in an early German dialect and is hard to try and translate. It seems to be a book packed full of prints and poetry. Some of the prints look like are made to be removed from the book and framed. I Picked it up from a Garage sale in Ohio and have no idea what it could be, i loved the prints in the book and would like to know more about it.

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  1. packrat-place packrat-place, 6 years ago
    it is titled "OUR ART"
    The bottom of the cover says, Published By U Of Free Association Dusseldorf Artists
    The title page says, In Conjunction With German Poet
    hope this helps some
  2. rick35ovi, 6 years ago
    Thaks Packrat! Does anyone know anyplace near cincinnati that could examine it and tell me what i have? Or if i could take more pictures and send to someone that may tell me what i may have.
  3. ulfsurfer, 6 years ago
    In German it is "Unsere Kunst", published by Hermann Michels Verlag in Dusseldorf, 2nd edition. It seems to be printed around 1890-1900. Only one copy (4th edition) is for sale currently and the seller is asking ~$92. You made a nice find!
  4. rick35ovi, 6 years ago
    ulfsurfer, Would you be able to tell me where you found that copy for sale? i can't locate one anywhere, it would be interesting to see another copy. Wish i knew the language! some of the art in the book is beautiful!
  5. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Welcome to the site Rick.

    Are you a Civil War collector-- "35th OVI"?

  6. rick35ovi, 6 years ago
    Actually i am a reeanactor, that is one of the units i portray, i collect mostly firearms but dabble in a little of everything, even had my own shop for awhile. You can see my reenacting group here http://www.ovcwa.com (Ohio Valley Civil War Association)
  7. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Glad to have you on the site.

  8. ulfsurfer, 6 years ago
    Sorry about my late reply. Actually I found many more copies out there, ranging between $30-330 depending on condition and edition number. Go to http://www.vialibri.net and type in "unsere kunst" under 'title' and "michels" under 'imprint' and you'll see the whole list. Your copy looks very fresh and early so it stands better than most of these other copies.
  9. rick35ovi, 6 years ago
    Thanks ulsurfer!! it is much appreciated!!

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