Title "SOUVENIR ROSE" of Dresden. Finely engraved view sheet of Dresden, Germany by Adler of Hamburg, Germany.
Seller ID 5540073477
With orig. envelope. Incls copy of ptd hand list. The "rose" blossoms from a cone about 6" high to form a circle w/eight segments on each side. The opened "rose" recto & verso are of course adjacent to one another, leaving six non-rose segments on the recto & eight on the verso. Each of these 14 segments has two steel engraved views. This particular "rose" depicts ca. 28 scenes in or around Dresden such as: Theaterplatz, Cafe Reale, Frauenkirche, Hotel De Saxe, just to name a few. Adler's work extended beyond these, however; a Xerox list notes nearly 100 titles. Because the roses have die-cut designs between segments, they are so very fragile as to justify the word "scarce". The absence of any U.S. exemplars per OCLC (4/14) supports the scarcity of this highly ephemeral treasure. Very free from foxing. For the lovely & fragile view sheet... (5540073477)