Weltrhythmus-Kalender

Full title:

  • Weltrhythmus-Kalender für das Jahr 19XX: Asrologischer Haus- und Bauernkalender (1926-1930 issues)
  • Weltrhythmus-Kalender für das Jahr 19XX: Ludw. Hoffmanns astrologischer Hauskalender (1931-8 issues)

Editors:

  • Ebertin, Elsbeth und Hoffmann, Ludwig (1926 issue)
  • Hoffmann, Ludwig und Ebertin, Elsbeth (1927 issue)
  • Hoffmann, Ludwig[1] (1928-1938 issues)

Publication credits:

  • Gesellschaft für Bildungs- und Lebensreform m. b. H., Kempten im Ullgäu (all issues)

Holdings:

  • 1926. (4mm separation to foot of front hinge. Tiny chip lost from outer edge of rear cover. Lower half of first internal leaf chipped at inner margin and detached from binding.) [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [1] + [pp. 2-97] + [pp. 98-9 of tables] + [pp. 100-112 of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]
  • 1927. Original advertising sash “Ihr Schcksal 1927” laid in (torn at margins and some folds). (4mm tear to foot of spine; light wear to top of same.) [Front cover backed with advertisements] + [1 leaf] + [pp. 3-124] + [1] + [19 pages of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]
  • 1928 – Vierter Jahrgang. (Light wear to top of rear hinge.) [Front cover backed with tables of contents for 1927 and 1928 issues] + [1] + [pp. 2-145] + [pp. 146-169 of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]
  • 1929 – Fünfter Jahrgang. (3mm tear to foot of spine.) [Front cover backed with tables of contents for 1928 and 1929 issues] + [1] + [pp. 2-125] + [p. 126 of advertisements] + [pp. 127-131] + [pp. 132-3 of advertisements] + [p. 134] + [pp. 135-144 of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]
  • 1930 – Sechster Jahrgang. [Front cover backed with table of contents] + [1] + [pp. 2-32] + [bound-in 4-page advertising brochure] + [pp. 33-133] + [pp. 134-144 of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]
  • 1931 – Siebenter Jahrgang. (Defective copy: pp. 53-6; 105-8 and 121-6 missing; upper half of leaf comprising pp. 109-10 has also been cut out and lost.) [Front cover backed with table of contents] + [1] + [pp. 2-27] + [pp. 28-9 of advertisements] + [pp. 30-52] + [pp. 57-104] + [part of pp. 109-110] + [pp. 111-120] + [pp. 127-135] + [pp. 136-142 of tables] + [p. 143 of advertisements] + [pp. 144-152] + [pp. 153-160 of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]
  • 1932 – Achter Jahrgang. [Front cover backed with table of contents] + [1] + [pp. 2-103] + [pp. 104-5 of advertisements] + [pp. 106-132] + [pp. 133-144 of transit chart blanks] + [pp. 145-153] + [pp. 154-160 of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]
  • 1933 – Neunter Jahrgang. (5mm separation to top of front hinge.) [Front cover backed with tables of contents] + [1] + [pp. 2-39] + [pp. 40-1 of advertisements] + [pp. 42-115] + [pp. 116-127 of transit chart blanks] + [pp. 128-156] + [pp. 157-160 of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]
  • 1937 – Dreizehnter Jahrgang. (5mm separation to top of front hinge and foot of rear; 1 cm separation to foot of rear hinge. Former owner’s marginal red circular stickers to pp. 130 and 166.) [Front cover backed with table of contents] + [1] + [pp. 2-28] + [4 pages of tables] + [pp. 33-7] + [pp. 38-49 of transit chart blanks] + [pp. 50-166] + [2 pages of advertisements] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]
  • 1938 – Vierzehnter Jahrgang. (1.2 cm tear to foot of spine; 8mm tear to top edge of front cover.) [Front cover backed with table of contents] + [1] + [pp. 2-95] + [pp. 96-8 of tables] + [pp. 99-140] + [2 pages of advertisements] + [pp. 143-4] + [4 pages of tables] + [pp. 149-160 of transit chart blanks] + [rear cover featuring 2 pages of advertisements]

Binding format and presentation notes:

  • All issues as original separate medium-sized paperbacks in original thin card covers.
  • 1929, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1937 and 1938 issues with front covers printed partly in colour
  • Contents printed in gothic script throughout (except some advertisements)
  • Most text contents printed in dual columns

 

[1] The issues from 1928 to 1930 state to the front cover “Begründet von Ludwig Hoffmann und Elsbeth Ebertin”, while all from 1928 to 1938 carry this message to the inner title page; but it is clear from the internal credits that she is no longer working for the publication from the 1928 issue onwards. Her name as co-founder seems to have been carried after that largely to give the publication sustained credibility thanks to her pre-existing high reputation. Even on the 1928 and 1929 editions, Hoffmann is listed as the one primarily responsible for the contents, but Ebertin takes pride of place alongside him as named Herausgeber

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