Title "SOUVENIR ROSE" - of the Danube River. Finely engraved view sheet by Adler of Hamburg, Germany.
Seller ID 3698380833
Orig. envelope. Incls copy of hand ptd list. Each "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 28 sites along the Danube River including: Schloss Krempenstein, Wissegrad, Durnstein, Walhalla, and several more. 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... (3698380833)