KLEINES VERMÄCHTNIS POETISCHER VERSUCHE VON ENDESGESETZTEM
by Dunzinger, Fr. Xav.
Written in German. Fr. Xav. Dunzinger was a distiller of ammonium chloride, and he wrote the poems in this anthology and published them with his own money. Ammonium Chloride was produced by distilling animal bones and made for medicinal purposes, among others. Representing this is an illustration as the frontispiece. Neckarzimmern, where Dunzinger worked, was a center for this trade because of its seclusion, because the distilling process would also produce noxious fumes. Dunzinger's poems here are about various topics, including "Concerning the Injustice of Nature"; "To a traveler, who strayed into the Woods around my Salmiak (ammonium chloride) Hut"; "To Wine"; and "My dear Friends from the Mennonite Congregation". There are also seasonal songs, poems dedicated to family members and verses against war. Corners and spine ends bumped and rubbed, soiling on covers, several large and small cracks on spine, a small bookseller's sticker pasted onto the bottom corner of the pastedown, foxing on pages (especially fore-edges). Some pages are tinted blue.