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Collection of First Twenty-Eight Issues of the:] Prager Abend-Blatt.
C.W. Medau, Prague 1848 - Prag: C.W. Medau, 1-30 June 1848. Octavo. 112 pp., 6 folding leaves. With fourteen pages of cut out illustrations and newspaper clippings pasted to the front endpaper and thick paper leaves bound in. Period card and marbled paper covers with a newspaper clipping with the "Prager Abend-Blatt" title stuck to the front board. Binding slightly rubbed, paper slightly age toned, but overall a very good copy. Custom made collection of first 28 issues of the rare "Prager Abend-Blatt," providing a great illustration on the point of view of the Prague German nationalist community on the revolutionary events of 1848. Worldcat finds only five paper copies of this periodical. This collection assembled at the time or shortly after the revolutionary events is supplemented with eleven cut-out illustrations, showing Czech revolutionary students, members of the National Guard, Bohemian leader Peter Faster and Austrian leader Alfred Ferdinand Fürst zu Windisch-Grätz, scenes of a Slavic service on the Rossmarkt (Wenceslas Square), street fights, barricades, attack to the bridge in the old town, fire in the old town et al. The three folding leaves at rear are apparently separately published leaflets on the "Beitrag zu den Prager Ereignissen" (dated 21 July 1848), "Kundmachung" by Alfred Fürst Windischgrätz (dated 2 August 1848), and "Betrachtungen über das Gedicht: Eine Warnungsstimme aus Italien." [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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