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Deuben den 30/31. Juli 1897

Krausse, Emil (photogr.)

Published by Gemeinderat zu Deuben, Deuben, 1897
Condition: g- to near fine Hardcover

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Oblong Quarto. (1) 21 plates. Original black leather with debossed ruling and gilt-stamped lettering and wave molding on cover. Gilt edges and decorative gilt-stamped endpapers. Printed dedication page, with decorative ruling, reads: "In thankful recognition of the great emergency relief efforts on and after the disaster on July 30th and 31st, 1897 (In dankbarer Anerkennung der grossen Mühen zur Linderung des Notstandes an und nach den Unglückstagen 30. und 31. Juli 1897), The City Council Deuben, Director Rudelt. Illustrated with 20 dramatic silver gelatin prints (8 1/2 x 5 3/4") mounted to heavy card stock plates onto decorative white ruling. The photographs by Emil Krausse convey a vivid impression of the magnitude of this flood as well as the rescue efforts undertaken, depicting City Hall, various residences, the electric power station, the city gym and destroyed bridges as well as the large rescue party in uniform. All photographs are captioned in German. Printed by Julius Köckritz in DeubenInscription in German inked to free front endpaper in memory of Adolf Bahr, one of the city officials during the 1897 flood catastrophy. Small sticker reading "R. 20" in upper right corner of front free endpaper. Binding with some wear and rubbed along edges. Spine with moderate scuffing, rubbing and some light wear at head and tail. Plate 15 with name inked under photograph of city gym. Plate 16 loosened from binding with left lower corner chipped and closed tear. Some age-toning along edges of card stock. Binding in overall good-, interior in very good, photographs in near fine condition. Deuben was first documented in 1378 as "Duben" which means "settlement where oaks stand" in the Sorbian language. It is spoken by the West Slavic people known as Sorbians who were, genetically and based on the spoken language, most closely related to the Czechs and Poles. In today's Germany the language is protected as a minority language. The discovery of coal in the 19th century triggered a rush of numerous processing businesses and subsequently a rise in population. During the Soviet occupation coal containing Uranium was found and produced. The devastating flood catastrophe of 1897 was the result of uninterrupted rainfall for 20 days. Within a day six inches of rain prompted the Weisseritz, a tributary to the Elbe, to rise many times above its normal level. 19 lives perished and the destruction in the area amounted to 320 houses and 130 bridges lost. Bookseller Inventory # 40865

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Title: Deuben den 30/31. Juli 1897

Publisher: Gemeinderat zu Deuben, Deuben

Publication Date: 1897

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:g- to near fine

Edition: First edition.

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