IMPORTANT GERMAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER BINDING.
A FINE 18TH CENTURY GERMAN-JEWISH SILVER BINDING. The deer on the upper cover is the emblem of the family von Hirsch of Würzburg for whom the binding was made. Jacob von Hirsch auf Gereuth (1764-1841) “Hofbankier” or Court Banker in Munich. He toook an active interest in Jewish matters and was ennobled by King Maximilian of Bavaria in 1818. (See JE, VI 413). One of his grandsons was the German-Jewish philanthropist Baron Maurice de Hirsch. The volume is inscribed by both Joseph von Hirsch and Aby Warburg, who received it from his brother-in-law, Professor Dr. Marc Rosenberg. An accompanying letter written by Dr. Rosenberg outlining the Family’s generational relationship with the volume is included in the lot. PROVENANCE: 1. Julius Jacob von Hirsch auf Gereuth (1787-1876). Banker in Würzburg, son of Jacob von Hirsch. 2. Joseph von Hirsch auf Gereuth (1831-1920) 3. Eleone Rosenberg (1819-1915). Of the distinguished Russian family of Bankers and philanthropists. 4. Professor Dr. Marc Rosenburg. Compiler of the monumental Der Goldschmiede Merkzeichen (1922) 5. Aby Moritz Warburg (1866-1929). German art historian and founder of the Warburg Institute, London. 6. Charles S. Warburg. 7. Christie’s, London. 18th March 1964, lot 135.