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[Leporello] [German Political and Military Leaders] Wir wollen sein ein einig Volk. Uns trennen in keiner Noth noch Gefahr. Gut und Blut.  Herz und Hand.  Alles fur das Vaterland
1 [Leporello] [German Political and Military Leaders] Wir wollen sein ein einig Volk. Uns trennen in keiner Noth noch Gefahr. Gut und Blut. Herz und Hand. Alles fur das Vaterland
Frankfurt Ph. Frey & Co. Leporello Good 
N.d., circa 1871. This near-miniature leporello (8 by 6 cm when closed), which features 26 cameo portraits of Prussian and German rulers and generals, was almost certainly issued as a commemoration and celebration following the Franco-Prussian War and the formal creation of an unified Germany. Most of the cameos, in fact, are of generals who served in that war or the earlier Austro-Prussian War. In any case, we can infer that the leporello dates to before 1873 because Kronprinz Albert von Sachsen ascended to the Saxon throne in 1873. Other cameos are of Wilhelm I, Kronprinz Frederick of Prussia, Prinz Carl of Prussia, Prinz August von Wurttemberg, Bismarck, Kriegsminister von Roon, General von Moltke, General von Voigts-Rhetz, General von Alvensleben II, Gen. von Krchbach, Gen. von Fransecki, Gen. von Azstrow, Gen. v. Manstein, Gen. Vogel von Falkenstein, Gen. von Steinmetz, Gen. von Goeben, etc. At least two of the folds of the diminuitive leporello have been repaired. Two of the cameos have rubbing on the card suface which partially lifts away some of the name captions. Minor chips to the paper pastedown on the front and rear, and in genreal there is age toning and wear from use, with the pull-out appearing not quite tightly suspended from the binder. Still, a scarce item, with no copies coming up in an OCLC search, nor online otherwise. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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