Beautifully => silk-bound souvenir edition of the calendar of performances of the Bamberg National Theatre for the year 1837, along with the staff and cast list, privately printed for Lida Bornhagen in commemoration of her retirement as the house prompter in that year. A charming poem presumably written by Bornhagen, celebrating her delight in her quiet contributions to "Thalia's Temple," opens this little volume, dedicated to theatrical patron (and father of Empress Elisabeth of Austria) Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria; an affectionate and slightly melancholy farewell verse closes it. The elegant binding seems to indicate that this was the dedicatee's copy, with the author's name inked on the front cover as seen on other volumes in his library. Emphatically this is not "just" a keepsake: It details => a particular year's worth of a particular theater's administrative and performance data in a nice neat "microcosmic" way that's seldom found. Binding: Contemporary cream silk framed and panelled in gold appliqu? with attached gilt corner fleurons, front cover with central teal medallion lettered "Aus Ehrfurcht gewidmet." => No copies located via WorldCat, NUC, KVK, or COPAC. 12mo (17 cm, 6.75").  pp. Binding as above, Bornhagen's name neatly inked in upper portion of front cover, front cover with small portions of appliqu?d medallion-edge and borders lacking; back cover with short gap in gold appliqu? at one corner and with one leaf broken off from one fleuron. Clean, crisp, and with a small repair to inner corner of front fly-leaf, this is a => very pretty association item. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Journal des National-Theaters in Bamberg.
Publication Date: 1837
Book Description ReInk Books, 2017. SoftCover. Book Condition: New. Reprinted from 1814 edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Bookseller Inventory # 454394505