ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUES - INSTRUMENTS OF TORTURE: Royal Castle Of Nuremberg RARE
ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF THE ORIGINAL COLLECTION OF INSTRUMENTS OF TORTURE FROM THE ROYAL CASTLE OF NUREMBERG
No date (circa 1891) 100 pages small hardback. Plain boards (old library binding - Brighton reference library). 12 b/w illustrations. Internal staples rusty, some paper repair to first few pages, occasional library stamps in red. Overall condition is good+ See Images.
Illustrated Catalogue of the Original Collection of Instruments of Torture from the Royal Castle of Nuremberg, Amongst which Will be Found the Celebrated Original Iron Maiden (eiserne Jungfrau), Lent for Exhibition by the Right Honourable the Earl of Shrewsbury and Talbot.
These Torture Instruments Were Purchased On Behalf Of The Earl Of Shrewsbury, By Mr J.D. Ichenhauser, Expert In Works Of Art And Curios, By Whom This Catalogue Was Compiled.
The Entire Collection Was Removed From The Royal Castle In April 1890 And Exhibited All Over The UK. It Is The Original And Only Genuine Collection Of Its Kind, And What Added To The Impressiveness Of The Collection / Exhibition Is The Fact That Every One Of The Barborous Implements Have Been In Actual Use.
Rare & Important Ephemera.
Inquisition / Inquisicion
A Bilingual Guide to the Exhibition of Torture Instruments from the Middle Ages to the Industrial Era presented in Various European Cities
Robert Held - First Edition - Florence: Qua d'Arno, 1987. Paperback. 156p., bilingual texts in English and Spanish, b&w plates and text throughout, on coated paperstock, first edition 11x9.5 inch paperback in color pictorial wraps, tiny bit edgeworn, otherwise very good, and entirely clean and unmarked.
The author Held, though having written extensively on firearms, accepted the task of writing this guide because his anti- torture and anti- death-penalty views coincide with those of the exhibition's organisers.
A Fascinating & Macabre Bundle
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