Lukrezia Borgia. Drama. Dem Französischen des Victor Hugo frei nachgebildet.
by [MAXIMILIAN JOSEPH, Duke of Bavaria].
Von Phantasus. 128 pp., one leaf of errata. 8vo, orig. printed wrappers bound in orig. luxury binding of richly stamped silver paper covers, calf spine richly stamped in blind. Munich: G. Franz, 1833. First edition, privately printed throughout in gold and very probably the author's own copy, specially bound for him in an elaborate silver paper binding. There is no copy located in WorldCat. Duke Maximilian Joseph of Bavaria (1808-88), is still fondly called "Zither-Maxl" in Bavaria for promoting the zither and Bavarian folk music. He played and wrote for the zither and it became the national instrument of Bavaria. He had considerable literary talent and was active as the author of many poems, plays, and novels, using the pseudonym "Phantasus." Fine copy and very rare. From the Wittelsbach library of the dukes and kings of Bavaria. ❧ Wurzbach, VI, 175. . (Inventory #: HillBibl-5188)
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