Carolus Franciscanus. XXV Jahre. (1864-1889). Ein silbernes Hochzeitscarmen.

No place, (1889).

4to. (20) pp. on 5 bifolia. German (and English) manuscript on paper, with ink and watercolour title vignette and 8 drawings, as well as ink and watercolour initials and 3 tailpieces. Contemporary calf portfolio with giltstamped title. Blue silk pastedowns.


A lovingly illustrated poem composed for the silver wedding anniversary of Eveline, née Gassenheimer (1843-1914) and Gyula Juhos (ca. 1837-1917), a landowner and member of an administrative commission in Krassó-Szörény county (now Romania). Written in attractive calligraphy; the talented ink and watercolour drawings mostly show scenes from the life of the married couple. Loosely enclosed is a folded family tree. As stated in the second stanza, the author was a friend of the groom's.

Margins slightly fingerstained, otherwise well preserved. From the library of the Viennese collector Werner Habel.