Festspiel aus Anlaß der Hundertjahrfeier der Firma Krupp auf dem Hügel (Ritterspiele) WITH TWO ... Festspiel aus Anlaß der Hundertjahrfeier der Firma Krupp auf dem Hügel (Ritterspiele) WITH TWO ... Festspiel aus Anlaß der Hundertjahrfeier der Firma Krupp auf dem Hügel (Ritterspiele) WITH TWO ... Festspiel aus Anlaß der Hundertjahrfeier der Firma Krupp auf dem Hügel (Ritterspiele) WITH TWO ...

Festspiel aus Anlaß der Hundertjahrfeier der Firma Krupp auf dem Hügel (Ritterspiele) WITH TWO ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS BY GUSTAV KRUPP VON BOHLEN UND HALBACH

Krupp, Friedrich

Published by Düsseldorf, Bagel, 1912

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Oblong folio. Original vellum boards with title printed in black ("F" in Festspiel in red) in original dust wrapper & cardboard box. 98 captioned plates in heliogravure after original photographs, mounted on gray heavy card stock. With 13 colored photographs, rest are in sepia tone and duo tone. The images document the final dress rehearsal of the medieval knights play "Hie Barbara! Hie St. Georg," which was to be performed at the 100th anniversary of the Friedrich Krupp company on August 8, 1912 in Essen. Hundreds of actors & extras took part in the rehearsals, including Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach and his wife Bertha Krupp. The play was written by Ludwig Keller specifically for the festivities. Music in the piece was composed by Hermann Abendroth, direction of the play was taken on by Reinhard Bruck. The story takes place during the reign of Maximillian I. (1459-1519). Sadly, the piece was never performed because of a nearby mine-explosion that killed 144 people at the Zeche Lothringen in Bochum. Kaiser Wilhelm II, who attended the anniversary, immediately left for Bochum to extend his condolences to the families of the deceased. Plates in various sizes, ranging from 5" x 5 1/4" to 13 3/4 x 10 3/4". The heliogravures show the actors and extras in elaborate costumes, many on horseback, depicting historical figures such as Graf & Gräfin Helfenstein, Graf Werdenberg, Kaiser Maximillian, Margareta von Burgund, Herzog Philipp der Schöne, die heilige Barbara, Freiherr Wolgang von Polheim, Graf Melchior zu Falckenstein und Limburg, Götz von Berlichingen, as well as upper & lower nobility, peasants, and knights in full armor, some with jousting lance. Captions in German. Heavy age wear, staining and tearing on box. Few tiny foxing spots on binding. Edges of dust wrapper slightly creased. Box in poor, dust wrapper in very good, book in near fine to fine condition.WITH two original four-page manuscripts (each in double-page fold out), written by Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach to one of the participants (actor, director?) of the play. Manuscripts written on thick high-quality paper (text below). Both in fine condition. Manuscript 1) "August 1912. In der Anlage lasse ich Ihnen den Wortlaut des Festspieles "Hie Barbara Hie St. Georg", nebst Einleitung und Erläuterung mit der Bitte zugehen, denselben als Erinnerung an die Probe dieses Sommers freundlichst zu behalten. Seine Majestät der Kaiser und König hat mir allergnädigst zugesagt bei sich ander Gelegenheit um, (?) Festspiele noch beizuwohnen; ich hoffe als dann auch auf Ihre Mitwirkung wie (?) zählen zu dürfen. Mit aufrichtigem Danke, auch Namens meiner Frau, für all Ihre bisherige Hilfe und Mitwirkung. Stets Ihr ergebener, Krupp Bohlen Halbach."Manuscript 2) "März 1914. Das seiner Zeit in Aussicht gestellte Album mit den Aufnahmen aus dem Festspiele: Hie Barbara, Hie St. Georg! ist nunmehr fertiggestellt. Obwohl die Frage der Aufführung selbst noch nicht entschieden werden kann, möchte ich nicht unterlassen, Ihnen ein Exemplar des Albums als Erinnerung an Ihr Mitwirken und mit meiner Frau und meinem (?) , als Danke für dies (?) beifolgend zugehen zu lassen. Von einer Empfangsbestätigung bitte ich freundlichst absehen zu wollen. Stets Ihr ergebener, Krupp Bohlen Halbach.". Bookseller Inventory # 29787

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Title: Festspiel aus Anlaß der Hundertjahrfeier der...

Publisher: Düsseldorf, Bagel

Publication Date: 1912

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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