[Drop-title]: Einheimische Frag – und Anzeige-Nachrichten, wovon ein Theil zu errathen und der andere zu erfragen ist [Domestic Tidings in the Shape of Questions and Answers, of which some are to be guessed at, others queried]. IMAGINARY LIST.
[Drop-title]: Einheimische Frag – und Anzeige-Nachrichten, wovon ein Theil zu errathen und der andere zu erfragen ist [Domestic Tidings in the Shape of Questions and Answers, of which some are to be guessed at, others queried].
[Drop-title]: Einheimische Frag – und Anzeige-Nachrichten, wovon ein Theil zu errathen und der andere zu erfragen ist [Domestic Tidings in the Shape of Questions and Answers, of which some are to be guessed at, others queried].

[Drop-title]: Einheimische Frag – und Anzeige-Nachrichten, wovon ein Theil zu errathen und der andere zu erfragen ist [Domestic Tidings in the Shape of Questions and Answers, of which some are to be guessed at, others queried].

One sheet, folded into two leaves. Small 4to, unbound (small hole in gutter). N.p.: n.d. [but probably Nuremberg: ca. 1780-90].

An apparently unrecorded piece of satirical ephemera, notable for its offerings, such as “Books and engravings…available at the cheap rates stated,” “Assorted Intelligence,” etc. The 26 entries are clearly satirical, and vaguely anti-Semitic on occasion, and make concealed fictitious jabs at notables and events of the time.

Some of the entries in the section “Objects mobile and immobile for sale” (in trans.) are:

—“Hat mesh from a doe taken for a roebuck and mistakenly shot, available at the Saint George public house”

—“A good decoy bird of a brownish color with a splendid tail, tirelessly decoying, for sale near Feucht [a Nuremberg neighborhood]”

—“A very large watering can for sale; it has the unusual property of containing warm water even in the severest of winters; details to be had at SS. Peter & Paul”

—“Especially fine spectacles are available from Master Horlabuz, perfect for noticing one-horse carriages in time” [apparently the 18th-century road-hog’s vehicle of choice]

Another section, with the heading “The following books and engravings are available at the cheap rates stated,” includes:

—“The Two Good Friends, or: If one falls from his horse, the other joins him, an evening operetta in two acts, one of them illuminated by a lantern, with copper engravings by Sebastian. 54 kr.”

—“The One-Hundred Year-Old Bridegroom, a farce in a blue-cloth jacket, at Schellhausen [in Franconia]. 3 kr.”

Fine condition. Not in WorldCat nor VD18.

Price: $2,250.00

Item ID: 7262

See all items in Bibliography, History
See all items by