Particularly rare booklet for travelling journeymen in Hungarian, German and Old Czech, 1861

ALLGEMEINES WANDERBUCH. KÖZÖNSÉGES VÁNDOR-KÖNYV. WSSEOBEBNÁ POCESTNI KNIŽKA. Kassán: Ellinger 1861.

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ALLGEMEINES WANDERBUCH. KÖZÖNSÉGES VÁNDOR-KÖNYV. WSSEOBEBNÁ POCESTNI KNIŽKA. With two title vignettes showing the emblem of the Kingdom of Hungary. Kassán: Ellinger 1861.

Kl-8°. 48 p. Later private half cloth with green cloth spine and marbled papers in violet over card boards.

Particularly rare booklet for travelling journeymen in Hungarian, German and Old Czech.

The booklet served as documentation for the personal work record during the obligatory journey of three years, and in the same time also as passport for the Kingdom of Hungary (including also nowadays Slovakia) as part of the Habsburg Empire. The booklet includes a page for entering personal data, a set of 13 rules about how to treat this official document and blank pages (for confirmations and entries to be made by the masters the journeyman served).

Condition: No spots whatsoever, a very fine and blank copy printed on stronger mint green paper, therefore of outstanding rarity.

Rarity: According to OCLC, KVK and Google there is no copy traceable worldwide, including the Slovak, Hungarian and Austrian National Libraries.

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Weight 1 kg