First is a publishers' binding, Georg Friedrich Händel by Fritz Volbach, part of a larger series about Berühmte Musiker (Famous Musicians and Composers). The book was published in 1898 and represents the kind of work that W. Collin did as a large trade bindery. On the back W. Collin's stamp in a variant I had not seen until now. You can see other examples here and the Pan after Clavigo here.
|Georg Friedrich Händel by Fritz Volbach.|
|Detail of the stamp.|
The other is a book about the artist Adolf v. Menzel bound by W. Collin after 1906. The cover design is in leather relief, and
I suspect the binding was created after 1918, and the death of Georg Collin on 24 December of that year, as the signature in gold on the front turn-in does not include Hofbuchbinder. The monarchy had ended with the end of World War I, so there were no more Court bookbinders.
[Edit: Found the binding depicted in G.A.E. Bogeng's Deutsche Einbandkunst im ersten Jahrzehnt des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts, . See here for more.]
|Adolf v. Menzel bound by W. Collin after 1906|
|Signed W. Collin, Berlin.|
Then from the father to the son, the complete run of Die Heftlade edited by Ernst Collin, printed on rag paper, #15/400, and as published 1922-24 in individual issues. I have had a complete run with all inserts for some time, but it is nice to have them as issued.
|The complete Die Heftlade.|
In with the Heftlade was also a catalog for the Euphorion Verlag that published the Heftlade, and Ernst Collin's Pressbengel. You can find the Pressbengel on page 2, and the Heflade on the last.
Finally, I was offered a copy of a "Sonderdruck" (special printing) of the Heftlade from 1925 about Jean Grolier. It's printed by the same firm that printed the full run, but I'm find it hard to place it as there is no editorial information... Another mystery.
|Detail of Imprint.|