Almanach fur das Jahr 1887.

Wein (Vienna): Weidman, J., (1886). (68)pp. Begins with eleven portraits of famous women, including the ballerina Fanny Elssler, the opera singer Amalie Materna, and the actress Charlotte Wolter, each accompanied by a caption. The rest of the almanac provides charts of saints' days, a list accounting the number of years elapsed since important historical events, and a recounting of the genealogy of the Kaiser. Bound in vellum with gilt lyre impressed on upper cover and gilt spine decoration. Two cracks to vellum, but otherwise a fine copy. A.e.g. Together with a pendant engraved with the name "Jane," which unfolds to offer the reader a magnifying glass. Both housed in a hinged case, covered in burgundy leather and lined in velvet, with impressions on the interior bottom for the book and for a magnifying glass unlike the one currently accompanying the book. Name, insignia, and address of the publisher on the upper interior. Overall a fine gathering of items, extremely rare with only one other copy recorded. (7/8 by 5/8 in.; 22x16 mm). Item #28834

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