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(IMAGINARY LIST): [RECKNAGEL, J.G., attributed to by VD18]
[Drop-title]: Wöchentliche Frage- und Anzeige-Nachrichten. Ein Extrablatt [Weekly Tidings in the Shape of Questions and Answers. A Special Broadside]
1780. One sheet folded into two leaves. Small 4to, unbound, uncut. N.p.: n.d. [but probably Nuremberg: ca. 1780-90]. Very rare; VD18 13815725 offers J.G. Recknagel as the author but without giving a source and says "place of publication not identifiable." A notary named J.G. (Johann Georg?) Recknagel was active at Nuremberg in 1772, and an eponymous Protestant clergyman (b. 1797), was active in other parts of Franconia in the 1820; neither seems to be our author. Some of the entries of this satirical fictitious piece of ephemera include the following, in translation. "Objects mobile and immobile for sale": -"Entire wardrobes of silk and fine cotton women's dresses, mantillas, and short coats to be given away, also a variety of splendid pieces of furniture, canapés, and sofas, the curse adhering to these objects will not strike whoever will purchase them legally" -"Soon to be sold (not in the course of self-redress): a habitation painted red, with numerous chicken, duck, and goose stalls, empty wine cellars and burgundy bottles, and brass bird-cages, jutting out onto an island, with walks and a garden. The malicious spirits that have hitherto haunted the property will be banished, so the buyer will have nothing to fear from them" -"A box of rarities including artificial feathers that will afford him who knows how to put them to use many advantages; going cheap" -"A batch of unscrupulousness paired with rabbleist pranks, varying helpings of fear of things to come, a suitcase full of mental agonies, and a box of impatient sighs over a failed attempt - … [Click Below for Full Description]
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