Das Goldene Buch
The Golden Book
Title NoteTitle taken from outer cover of object.
Date of Creation[192-?]
GenrePublications & Ephemera
Archival HistoryPrevious item number assigned by the VHEC: 1998.007.003
Extent & Medium1 booklet : 22.5 x 14.5 cm
Scope & ContentItem is a copy of a 1901 sermon given by Rabbi Dr. Frank entitled, “The Four Parties at the Red Sea—A Picture of the Present.” The sermon was published (as the booklet notes) “upon the request of the Jewish Community.” In the text, the German political scene is examined using the Biblical story of the Jews at the Red Sea. The item is made of one signature of shiny, off-white paper. The signature is saddle-stitched with metal to a dusty-blue paper cover. The paper signature and cover are attached to a hard cover by a gold and brown cord; the outer cover is golden bronze and iridescent blue. Taped to the inside of the front outer cover is a piece of white cardstock.
Caption, signatures and inscriptionsMachine printed in black ink in the upper left corner is DR. HEINZ FRANK/ RECHTSANWALT; in the upper right corner, machine printed in black ink, is KÖLN/ HANSA RING 39. Handwritten in pencil at the top of the white cardstock in the year 1929. In the middle of the cardstock, handwritten in black ink, reads Paulchen Meyer/ zum 13. Geburtstage./ Onkel Heinz, or “To Paulchen Meyer/ on his 13th birthday./ Uncle Heinz.”
Physical Characteristics and Technical RequirementsThe item’s cover shows signs of rubbing, that has caused some of the colour to wear away. The paper exhibits signs of discolouration and darkening of edges. The paper around the metal wire stitching shows evidence of rust.
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