Dance Card] Bürgerball des VIII Gemeinde-Bezirkes Josefstadt. Sale Zum Grunen Thor, 11 Februar 1885... Dance Card] Bürgerball des VIII Gemeinde-Bezirkes Josefstadt. Sale Zum Grunen Thor, 11 Februar 1885... Dance Card] Bürgerball des VIII Gemeinde-Bezirkes Josefstadt. Sale Zum Grunen Thor, 11 Februar 1885...

Dance Card] Bürgerball des VIII Gemeinde-Bezirkes Josefstadt. Sale Zum Grunen Thor, 11 Februar 1885.

Published by Aug. Klein, Wien (Vienna), 1885
Condition: Near Fine
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A most unusual dance card from the capital of the waltz during its heyday! On the front is mounted a miniature leaf a day calendar, this calendar bound with a colored pattern satin. The calendar begins on February 11, the day of the particular ball, and continues until the end of the year. This calendar is mounted onto a stiff leather card base, through which a string with the requisite tassel and brass hook are attached. On the other side of the leather piece is the dance card proper, held closed by a thin pencil, and with a cover of silk. One opens the dance card to find a title page, followed by blanks onto which the danseuse would have entered her dance commitments for the evening. This particular card has never been used, and so the pencil, the calendar, the dance card itself, is in wonderful shape, with subtraction from pristine solely the inevitable toll from the passage of time. Measures, at tallest, 70 mm, and about 44 mm wide. Bookseller Inventory # 005076

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Title: Dance Card] Bürgerball des VIII ...

Publisher: Aug. Klein, Wien (Vienna)

Publication Date: 1885

Book Condition:Near Fine

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