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Album of the Passion-Play at Ober-Ammergau. Being Sixty Albumen Prints of the Scenes and Tableaux of the Passion-Play, Taken by Command of His Majesty King Ludwig II. of Bavaria, by the Court-Photographer Albert, of Munich; A Series of Etchings, in Heliotype, from the Pen and Ink drawings of "The Homes of Ammergau," by Eliza Greatorex, and Engravings on Wood. John P. Jackson.
Album of the Passion-Play at Ober-Ammergau. Being Sixty Albumen Prints of the Scenes and Tableaux of the Passion-Play, Taken by Command of His Majesty King Ludwig II. of Bavaria, by the Court-Photographer Albert, of Munich; A Series of Etchings, in Heliotype, from the Pen and Ink drawings of "The Homes of Ammergau," by Eliza Greatorex, and Engravings on Wood
Album of the Passion-Play at Ober-Ammergau. Being Sixty Albumen Prints of the Scenes and Tableaux of the Passion-Play, Taken by Command of His Majesty King Ludwig II. of Bavaria, by the Court-Photographer Albert, of Munich; A Series of Etchings, in Heliotype, from the Pen and Ink drawings of "The Homes of Ammergau," by Eliza Greatorex, and Engravings on Wood
Album of the Passion-Play at Ober-Ammergau. Being Sixty Albumen Prints of the Scenes and Tableaux of the Passion-Play, Taken by Command of His Majesty King Ludwig II. of Bavaria, by the Court-Photographer Albert, of Munich; A Series of Etchings, in Heliotype, from the Pen and Ink drawings of "The Homes of Ammergau," by Eliza Greatorex, and Engravings on Wood
Album of the Passion-Play at Ober-Ammergau. Being Sixty Albumen Prints of the Scenes and Tableaux of the Passion-Play, Taken by Command of His Majesty King Ludwig II. of Bavaria, by the Court-Photographer Albert, of Munich; A Series of Etchings, in Heliotype, from the Pen and Ink drawings of "The Homes of Ammergau," by Eliza Greatorex, and Engravings on Wood
Album of the Passion-Play at Ober-Ammergau. Being Sixty Albumen Prints of the Scenes and Tableaux of the Passion-Play, Taken by Command of His Majesty King Ludwig II. of Bavaria, by the Court-Photographer Albert, of Munich; A Series of Etchings, in Heliotype, from the Pen and Ink drawings of "The Homes of Ammergau," by Eliza Greatorex, and Engravings on Wood
Album of the Passion-Play at Ober-Ammergau. Being Sixty Albumen Prints of the Scenes and Tableaux of the Passion-Play, Taken by Command of His Majesty King Ludwig II. of Bavaria, by the Court-Photographer Albert, of Munich; A Series of Etchings, in Heliotype, from the Pen and Ink drawings of "The Homes of Ammergau," by Eliza Greatorex, and Engravings on Wood
Album of the Passion-Play at Ober-Ammergau. Being Sixty Albumen Prints of the Scenes and Tableaux of the Passion-Play, Taken by Command of His Majesty King Ludwig II. of Bavaria, by the Court-Photographer Albert, of Munich; A Series of Etchings, in Heliotype, from the Pen and Ink drawings of "The Homes of Ammergau," by Eliza Greatorex, and Engravings on Wood
Album of the Passion-Play at Ober-Ammergau. Being Sixty Albumen Prints of the Scenes and Tableaux of the Passion-Play, Taken by Command of His Majesty King Ludwig II. of Bavaria, by the Court-Photographer Albert, of Munich; A Series of Etchings, in Heliotype, from the Pen and Ink drawings of "The Homes of Ammergau," by Eliza Greatorex, and Engravings on Wood
Album of the Passion-Play at Ober-Ammergau. Being Sixty Albumen Prints of the Scenes and Tableaux of the Passion-Play, Taken by Command of His Majesty King Ludwig II. of Bavaria, by the Court-Photographer Albert, of Munich; A Series of Etchings, in Heliotype, from the Pen and Ink drawings of "The Homes of Ammergau," by Eliza Greatorex, and Engravings on Wood
Album of the Passion-Play at Ober-Ammergau. Being Sixty Albumen Prints of the Scenes and Tableaux of the Passion-Play, Taken by Command of His Majesty King Ludwig II. of Bavaria, by the Court-Photographer Albert, of Munich; A Series of Etchings, in Heliotype, from the Pen and Ink drawings of "The Homes of Ammergau," by Eliza Greatorex, and Engravings on Wood
Album of the Passion-Play at Ober-Ammergau. Being Sixty Albumen Prints of the Scenes and Tableaux of the Passion-Play, Taken by Command of His Majesty King Ludwig II. of Bavaria, by the Court-Photographer Albert, of Munich; A Series of Etchings, in Heliotype, from the Pen and Ink drawings of "The Homes of Ammergau," by Eliza Greatorex, and Engravings on Wood
Album of the Passion-Play at Ober-Ammergau. Being Sixty Albumen Prints of the Scenes and Tableaux of the Passion-Play, Taken by Command of His Majesty King Ludwig II. of Bavaria, by the Court-Photographer Albert, of Munich; A Series of Etchings, in Heliotype, from the Pen and Ink drawings of "The Homes of Ammergau," by Eliza Greatorex, and Engravings on Wood
Album of the Passion-Play at Ober-Ammergau. Being Sixty Albumen Prints of the Scenes and Tableaux of the Passion-Play, Taken by Command of His Majesty King Ludwig II. of Bavaria, by the Court-Photographer Albert, of Munich; A Series of Etchings, in Heliotype, from the Pen and Ink drawings of "The Homes of Ammergau," by Eliza Greatorex, and Engravings on Wood

Album of the Passion-Play at Ober-Ammergau. Being Sixty Albumen Prints of the Scenes and Tableaux of the Passion-Play, Taken by Command of His Majesty King Ludwig II. of Bavaria, by the Court-Photographer Albert, of Munich; A Series of Etchings, in Heliotype, from the Pen and Ink drawings of "The Homes of Ammergau," by Eliza Greatorex, and Engravings on Wood

Munich and London: Joseph Albert, 1874. First edition. Hardcover. 1/200. Folio. 4 leaves, iv (i), 194 (2)pp., 60 Albumen prints, including frontispiece. Original purple pebble-grain cloth, rebacked with brown pigskin, spine lettered and ruled in blind and gilt, blind paneling to covers, front cover lettered and ornately paneled in gilt, and beveled edges. Gilt edges. Silk moire endpapers. Frontispiece. Contemporary penciled ownership signature of Colonel Jams M. Wilson on front free endpaper. Laid in small (2 x 3 1/2") silk "card" with decorative gilt-frame paper, and red lettering printed to silk "Die besten Glückwünsche (With best compliments)" on front, and inked handwritten text on back: "Unsern folgsamsten Gönnern: Herrn u. Frau U.S. Consul Wilson von E. und F. Schlegel (To our most compliant patrons: Mr. and Mrs. U.S. Consul Wilson from E. and F. Schlegel)," protected by modern mylar.

Contents include chapters of the rise, development and decline of religious drama, the historical background of the passion-play, the village and people of Ober-Ammergau; the story of the play, a description of the Ammergau Theater, and a photographic documentation, including the text and songs of the chorus by John P. Jackson.

First edition of the first photographic testimony of the Oberammergau passion play. Every ten years since 1634 the villagers of Oberammergau have staged a dramatization of the New Testament story, having pledged to do so in a bid to secure divine protection from the plague. By the later nineteenth century it had become a major tourist attraction, with visitors from across Europe making the journey to the Bavarian Alps to witness the play, which ran for several hours and involved many hundred actors, drawn entirely from the town. The present work, one of the earliest photo series, captures the event of 1871 in all its size and spectacle, with sixty scenes from the play illustrated with 60 Albumen prints. The photographs were taken by the publisher Joseph Albert, the personal photographer of Louis II. of Bavaria.

Albert had invented the Albertype in 1868, a collotype process in which the bichromated gelatin adheres to a finely ground glass plate using a ground-coat of the same substance, hardened by exposure to light. The method allowing the printer to produce over two-hundred copies a day, and two thousand without deterioration of the gelatin, this discovery allowed collotypes to be produced commercially for the first time. In 1873 Albert began operating a high-speed press for collotype printing. However, this group was produced in the conventional way of producing Albumen prints, as it was introduced by Louis Désiré Blanquart-Evrard in 1847. The work also includes an account of the passion play's history and development by John P. Jackson, and a translation of the text of the play and its lyrics.

Text in English. With some penciled markings and underlining in text. Lightly refurbished, rear cover faintly discolored. Very good+ condition. Item #47251

The plates: [1].; Christ foretells his betrayal. Royal photograph 18a. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene; (frontispiece ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [2].; The Ammergau stage, with the chorus of Schutzgeister. Royal photograph 1. Ober-Ammergau passion-play; (page no. 90[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [3].; The Fall. Adam and Eve expelled from Paradise. Royal photograph 2. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Tableau I, Prologue; (page no. 92[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [4].; Redemption: the adoration of the cross. Royal photograph 3. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Tableau II, Prologue; (page no. 94[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [5].; The triumphal entry of Christ into Jerusalem. Royal photograph 4. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act I; (page no. 96[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [6].; The buyers and sellers of the Temple. Royal photograph 5. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act I; (page no. 98[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [7].; Jacob's sons conspire against their brother Joseph. Royal photograph 6. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Tableau, Act II; (page no. 100[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [8].; The high-priests in council, the Sanhedrim. Royal photograph 7. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act II; (page no. 104[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [9].; Tobias takes leave of his mother. Royal photograph 8. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Tableau I, Act III; (page no. 106[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [10].; The lamenting bride of the Song of Solomon. Royal photograph 9. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Tableau II, Act III; (page no. 108[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [11].; Mary Magdalene anoints the Saviour's feet. Royal photograph 10. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act III; (page no. 110[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [12].; Christ's departure from Bethany. Royal photograph 11. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act III; (page no. 112[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [13].; King Ahasverus rejects Vashti and elevates Esther. Royal photograph 12. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Tableau, Act IV; (page no. 114[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [14].; Christ's last journey to Jerusalem. Royal photograph 13. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act IV; (page no. 116[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [15].; Judas tempted to the betrayal. Royal photograph 14. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act IV; (page no. 118[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [16].; The rain of manna in the wilderness. Royal photograph 15. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act V; (page no. 120[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [17].; The grapes brought by the spies from Canaan. Royal photograph 16. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Tableau II, Act V; (page no. 122[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [18].; Christ washes the feet of his disciples. Royal photograph 17. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act V; (page no. 124[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [19].; The sacrament of the Last Supper. Royal photograph 18. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act V; (page no. 126[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [20].; Joseph sold to the Midianites. Royal photograph 19. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Tableau, Act VI; (page no. 128[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [21].; Judas receives the blood-money. Royal photograph 20. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act VI; (page no. 130[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [22].; Adam tilling the ground. Royal photograph 21. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Tableau I, Act VII; (page no. 132[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [23].; Joab's treacherous kiss to Amasa. Royal photograph 22. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Tableau II, Act VII; (page no. 132[B] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [24].; Christ's agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. Royal photograph 23. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act VII; (page no. 134[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [25].; The betrayal. Royal photograph 24. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act VII; (page no. 136[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [26].; Christ reveals himself to the soldiers. Royal photograph 25. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act VII; (page no. 138[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [27].; The prophet Micaiah before King Ahab. Royal photograph 26. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Tableau, Act VIII; (page no. 140[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [28].; Christ before the High-Priest Annas. Royal photograph 27. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act VIII; (page no. 142[A] ; 34 x 26 cm); [29].; Naboth falsely sentenced to death. Royal photograph 28. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Tableau I, Act IX; (page no. 142[B] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [30].; Job in affliction. Royal photograph 29. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Tableau II, Act IX; (page no. 144[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [31].; Christ before the High-Priest Caiaphas. Royal photograph 30. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act IX; (page no. 144[B] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [32].; Peter's denial of Christ. Royal photograph 31. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act IX; (page no. 146[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [33].; Peter's penitence. Royal photograph 32. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act IX; (page no. 146[B] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [34].; Christ abused by the soldiers. Royal photograph 33. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act IX; (page no. 148[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [35].; The death of Abel. Royal photograph 34. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Tableau, Act X; (page no. 150[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [36].; Christ sentenced to death by the Sanhedrim. Royal photograph 35. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act X; (page no. 152[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [37].; The despair of Judas. Royal photograph 36. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act X; (page no. 154[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [38].; The prophet Daniel falsely accused. Royal photograph 37. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Tableau, Act XI; (page no. 156[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [39].; Pilate declares Christ to be innocent. Royal photograph 38. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act XI; (page no. 160[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [40].; Samson destroys the Philistines. Royal photograph 39. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Tableau, Act XII; (page no. 162[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [41].; Christ before King Herod. Royal photograph 40. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act XII; (page no. 164[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [42].; Joseph's bloody coat exhibited to Jacob. Royal photograph 41. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Tableau I, Act XIII; (page no. 166[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [43].; The ram appointed in place of Isaac. Royal photograph 42. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Tableau II, Act XIII; (page no. 166[B] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [44].; The scourging. Royal photograph 43. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act XIII; (page no. 168[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [45].; The crowning with thorns. Royal photograph 44. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act XIII; (page no. 170[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [46].; Joseph made ruler over Egypt. Royal photograph 45. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Tableau I, Act XIV; (page no. 170[B] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [47].; The scape-goat. Royal photograph 46. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Tableau II, Act XIV; (page no. 172[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [48].; Pilate arguing with the people. Royal photograph 47. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act XIV; (page no. 174[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [49].; Christ sentenced to death by Pilate. Royal photograph 48. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act XIV; (page no. 176[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [50].; Isaac bearing the altar-wood. Royal photograph 49. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Tableau I, Act XV; (page no. 176[B] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [51].; The plague of fiery serpents. Royal photograph 50. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Tableau II, Act XV; (page no. 178[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [52].; Moses sets up the brazen serpent. Royal photograph 51. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Tableau II, Act XV; (page no. 178[B] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [53].; Christ bears his cross to Golgotha. Royal photograph 52. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act XV; (page no. 180[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [54].; The crucifixion. Royal photograph 53. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act XVI; (page no. 182[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [55].; The taking down from the Cross. Royal photograph 54. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act XVI; (page no. 184[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [56].; The sepulchre. Royal photograph 55. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act XVI; (page no. 186[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [57].; Jonah cast upon the dry land. Royal photograph 56. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Tableau, Act XVII; (page no. 188[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [58].; Pharaoh's hosts engulfed. Royal photograph 57. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Tableau, Act XVII; (page no. 188[B] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [59].; The Resurrection. Royal photograph 58. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act XVII; (page no. 190[A] ; 34 x 26 cm) --; [60].; The Ascension. Royal photograph 59. Ober-Ammergau passion-play. Scene, Act XVIII; (page no. 192[A] ; 34 x 26 cm). OCLC: 1110188341.

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