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Roselius, Ludwig

Reden und Schriften zur Böttcherstrasse in Bremen.

Bremen, Verlag G.A. v. Hallen 1932.

Reference: 8457
Price: £120 [convert currency]

Full Description

4to. 105 + (1)pp, 36 photo plates (3 colour). Publisher’s pictorial wrappers, neatly repaired. Slight crease mark towards lower outer corner. Offered together with a contemporary guide book to the Böttcherstrasse, small 8vo, 28pp, original pictorial wrappers.

Roselius (1874-1943), founder of the Kaffee Hag decaffeinated coffee business, transformed the sixteenth century Böttcherstrasse in his native town of Bremen during the 1920s into a street devoted to art and culture. His own art collection was displayed in a restored sixteenth century town house, while other buildings in the street, including the Paula Becker-Modersohn Haus, Haus Atlantis and Robinson Crusoe Haus, were modern buildings in distinctive architectural styles combining traditional North German elements with Art Deco detailing and interiors. This is the best publication on the Böttcherstasse issued in Roselius’s lifetime (and it comes with an accompanying small 8vo 28pp guide book, Die Böttcherstrasse in Bremen, Praktischer Führer, undated but also evidently published around 1932).