Rosenbaum, Joseph Carl (1770-1829) Devotional Manuscript on Paper, German, 1796, Liebe ist der Inbegrif und der göttlichen Gebothe. Octavo format laid paper manuscript of approximately 115 pages, consisting of hand-drawn frontispiece, title with vignette, dedication leaf (dedicated to Anna Esterházy Von Galantha), table, the first leaf of text with another small vignette at the head, and 112 numbered text leaves inscribed within ink borders, interspersed with calligraphic titles, bound in full contemporary gilt calf in a contemporary custom two-part leather slipcase finished with blue paste-paper interior (worn), 7 x 4 1/4 in.
Rosenbaum was the secretary of Prince Nicholas II Esterházy de Galantha (1765-1833) and was involved in the post-mortem theft of Joseph Haydn's head in 1809.
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