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Neue Blätter Religiöser Kunst (New Sheets of Religious Art) with two calligraphy manuscripts

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SKU:
4665

Otto Weidenmann, Neue Blätter Religiöser Kunst (New Sheets of Religious Art), Stuttgart, Stähle & Friedel, undated [ca. 1932]. Quarter tan cloth over red paper boards, portfolio (37 cm).

List of images and prints of gospel scenes. All 15 images present, plus an additional print titled Verkündigung an Maria, and extra copies of Golgatha and Abendmabl.

Very Good: portfollio has scrape on front, tanning and light dampstaining, flaps peeling at hinges; prints have light foxing but many nearly pristine, Am Tor des Todes edge bumped, tissue papers yellowed with some creasing. Extra 3 prints have more foxing and light creasing.  

Two calligraphy manuscripts laid in. The first appears to be a calligraphy copy of "The Emperor's Vision" from Christ Legends and Other Stories by Selma Lagerlöf. Unbound sheets folded as folio (37 cm), (4 blank) 16 pp used (4 blank), signed (in calligraphy) Erwin Aldelberger, June 1926. Good, light dampstain/tanning with ink marks on blank pages, artist's pencil marks including unfishished capital. Provenance points to Erwin Adelberger (1905-1986), who immigrated from Germany to America some time before World War II. 

The second manuscript begins, "Every thousand years a big heart dreamed of the dream of royal poverty and compassionate love and ... of the insignificance of earthly good people and the burdens of all people ...." (according to Google translate). Unbound sheets folded as folio (33 cm), (5 blank) 17 pp used (2 blank). Good+: small scuffs and spots on outer pages, a few corners bumped or creased, artist's pencil marks. 

SKU 4665