FIRST PAPERS OF SURREALISM
YOUNG FLESH REQUIRED [Original Promotional Poster for THE GREAT ROCK 'N' ROLL SWINDLE]
KULCHUR - Vol. 2 No. 5 - Spring 1962
THE HAIRY WHO SIDESHOW
[Original Flyer for Aug. 13th, 1982 Hardcore Show at the A7 Annex]
FUCK YOU: A Magazine of the Arts - Number 5, Vol. 4
A PLASTIC TOOL
EAU DE COLOGNE [First Two Issues]
[Original Poster for "afro/rock night with Assagai" at Hull University]

[Two Homemade Volumes of Posters, Playbills, and Theatre Journals]

[Theater]: [Travel]

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(Brussels, Verona, and Trieste: (MarchñApril & Sept. VOLUME ONE: Large 4to. (340 ◊ 265 mm), contemporary marbled boards, ms. paper label (ëZettel von Br¸xellesí) to front cover, containing two large folded playbills (845 ◊ 583 and 1230 ◊ 583 mm), printed on pink paper, for the Casino des Galeries St. Hubert (upper corner torn away and subsequently restored, with loss of a couple of letters; sense recoverable) and for some English performers at the ThÈ‚tre du Vaudeville, plus issues of "LíEcho, moniteur des thÈatres" (three nos.); "Líentríacte" (eight nos.); "Líorgane des Arts" (one no.); "Le lutin, journal des thÈatres" (four nos.); "Moniteur des thÈatres" (fourteen nos.); "LíHippodrome de Londres" (the inside of which is a playbill for an equestrian display); "Cirque oriental" (two nos.; again, both doubling as playbills inside; plus a flyer); with a couple of other printed announcements; also a variety of playbills from Germany (Baden Baden, Mainz, Frankfurt); some light browning, creased where folded to fit the volume, a few tears to spine. VOLUME TWO: Large 4to. (333 ◊ 260 mm), contemporary marbled boards, ms. paper label (ëTheater Zettel von Verona & Triestí; some waterstaining) to front cover, containing six folded playbills: three for the Teatro Filarmonico, Verona (one chipped in the lower margin; the first annotated in a contemporary German hand, commenting on the performers: ëGutí, ëSehr gutí, etc.), and one each for Triesteís Teatro Filodrammatico (waterstained), Teatro Grande, and Teatro Mauroner (this the largest: 1118 ◊ 570 mm). Together: very good overall. (Item ID: 21848)

Remarkable (and remarkably preserved) collection of theatre ephemera from Brussels, Verona, and Trieste assembled and bound in matching volumes by a contemporary traveler (likely German) during a pair of two-month trips in 1852. While this vernacular travel book offers a vibrant portrait (both historical and typographic) of local European theatre in the mid-19th century, it was also clearly collected and assembled by a lover of the stage (dare we say an early theatre geek?) who to this cataloguer at least seems a proto-member of what we would now call fan culture. A rare, early, and striking physical manifestation of cultural enthusiasm at the birth of the modern era.



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