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WW1 German Broadside

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WW1 German Broadside

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  • 1918 (Creation)

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(1867-1929)

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Maximilian Alexander Friedrich Wilhelm Margrave of Baden, also known as Max von Baden, was a German prince and politician. He was heir to the Grand Duchy of Baden and in October and November 1918 briefly served as Chancellor of the German Empire. He sued for peace on Germany's behalf at the end of World War I based on U.S. President Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points, which included immediately transforming the government into a parliamentary system and proclaiming the abdication of Emperor Wilhelm II.
(from his description on Wikipedia, accessed June 16, 2016).

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Purchased by donor from vendor Aquila Books. Lot number 140-920.

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Consists of single item: Linen-backed broadside, black text in German. Plea for peace given by Chancellor Max, Prince of Baden, November 6, 1918 in his capacity as Chancellor of Germany.

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June 2016 - Archival appraisal complete.

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Overall good condition. Some wear near bottom right corner with two chips missing and small tear just above this. Some soiling to back of linen.

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