Bavarian Village Old New testaments

Description:
Title: Oberammergau and Its Passion Play: A Complete History of Oberammergau and Its Passion Play from the Origin of the Play Up to the Present Time
Author: Hermine Diemer, von Hillern
Publisher: Printed and published (in Germany) by Carl Aug. Seyfried & Co. / Published (in America) by The American Lecture Association
City: Munich / Chicago
Year: 1900
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 252 pages
Width: 9.75″ Height: 12.5″
Book Details: “The Oberammergau Passion Play was first performed in 1634 and is the result of a vow made by the inhabitants of the village that if God spared them from the effects of the bubonic plague then sweeping the region they would perform a passion play every ten years. The play is now performed in years ending with a zero, as well as in 1934 which was the 300th anniversary and 1984 which was the 350th anniversary (though the 1940 performance was cancelled because of the intervention of the Second World War). It involves over 2000 actors, singers, instrumentalists and technicians, all residents of the village.” (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The front cover has embossed gilt lettering and ornamental designs in pink. A black and white oval illustration on the front cover depicts the crucifixion of Christ. The book shows external wear, with light soiling to the covers and a small tear at the top of the front gutter. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and bright. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece photograph of the Bavarian town of Oberammergau, plates and numerous textual illustrations. A facsimile of a 1780 leaflet is tipped in at page 104.

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