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Der Rittersaal. Eine Geschichte des Ritterthums, seines Entstehens und Fortgangs, seiner Gebräuche und Sitten. - Artistisch erläutert von Friedrich Martin von Reibisch; historisch beleuchtet von Dr. Franz Kottenkamp. -

Franz Kottenkamp

RA Collection: Book

Record number




Stuttgart,: Druck und Verlag von Carl Hoffmann., 1842.

Physical Description

[88] p. (= t.p. and 85 pages numbered as columns 1-170), 62 pl. (most fold.); 221×288 mm. (Oblong quarto.)


[T.p.] - [Text] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

Several plates are signed as 'Lith. v. Th. Soltükow'.

Summary Note

The plates show weapons, armour, knights on horseback and jousts. They are hand-coloured lithographs.

An English translation was published in 1857 (History of chivalry and ancient armour, with descriptions of the feudal system ...).


The title-page is inscribed in pencil, 'George Cattermole Clapham, London.' The front pastedown carries the 19th-century armorial bookplate of Joseph Foster (the bookplate is signed by 'CTE').

Purchased for the Royal Academy's Library in 1906.

Copy Note

Several plates carry annotations in pencil, in English.

Binding Note

19th-century red morocco, upper and lower covers having gilt-stamped borders, upper cover carrying royal arms of Britain, lower cover carrying red morocco label inscribed in ink, 'Arms And Armour 11th. - 15th Century'; spine unlettered. Encased in 20th-century green cloth-covered box, with brown morocco spine-label lettered 'Der Rittersaal Dr. Franz Kottenkamp 1842'.


Knights - Weapons - Armour - Costume - Jousts - Tournaments - Horses - Germany - History
Pictorial works - Hand coloring - Lithographs - Germany - 19th century


Friedrich Martin von Reibisch, draughtsman
Carl Hoffmann, printer, publisher
George Cattermole, previous owner
Joseph Foster, previous owner
Th. Saltükow, lithographer