A World at Hand: German Almanache & TaschenbŸcher in the University of Chicago Library

Exhibition curated by Sem C. Sutter, Special Collections Research Center Assistant Curator for Rare Books.

An exhibition to mark the completion of volunteer and donor Bertold Regensteiner's inventory of the approximately 1500 volumes which make up the Library's collection of German Almanache & TaschenbŸcher. Selections illustrate the role which almanacs played in disseminating German literature of the classical and romantic periods/ It also highlights particular artists' engravings; specialized topical almanacs which developed; the presence of music, riddles, and games; and the range of binding styles represented in the collection.