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Uniform Title Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft collection.
Title Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft collection, [ca. 1600-ca. 1680].


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Available Online  Electronic Resource    ---  Available
Description Printed books and broadsides: ca. 800 v.
Manuscript collection: 308 documents, and 28 codices.
Pictorial collection: 312 copperplate engravings, and other graphic material; medallion, bas-relief, and album of photomechanical prints.
Each section arranged by the numbering in the printed catalog.
Summary Collection of manuscripts, engravings and other pictorial material, printed books and broadsides, relating to the activities, membership, and publications of the Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft.
Biography The Fruchtbringende Gesselschaft (Fruitbearing Society), also known as the Palmenorden because its emblem was the then-exotic coconut palm tree, was founded in 1617. Its members included the poets Martin Opitz and Andreas Gryphius, and other prominent literary figures such as Georg Philipp Harsdorffer, Justus Georg Schottel, Friedrich von Logau, Philipp von Zesen, and Johann Michael Moscherosch, all represented by works in the collection.
Language Principally in German; some works in French, Greek, Italian, or Latin.
Indexes Separately cataloged works: For a list of separately cataloged works included in this collection search the online catalog under the heading: Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft collection.
Printed catalog: Im Garten der Palme (Bancroft stacks: PT1100.F7B57 1998; Main Stacks: PT278.F8I5 1992)
Manuscript and pictorial collections: Finding aid available in the library and online.
Provenance Gathered by the noted Swiss bibliophile and German baroque scholar, Martin Bircher, over a period of thirty years, and acquired jointly by the Bancroft Library and the Main Library, University of California, Berkeley, in 1996.
Subject Opitz, Martin, 1597-1639.
Gryphius, Andreas, 1616-1664.
Harsdorffer, Georg Philipp, 1607-1658.
Schottelius, Justus Georg, 1612-1676.
Logau, Friedrich von, 1604-1655.
Zesen, Philipp von, 1619-1689.
Moscherosch, Johann Michael, 1601-1669.
Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft.
Societies -- Germany.
Added Author Bircher, Martin. Collector.
Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft.
Bancroft Library. Special Collections.
Online Archive of California.
Added Title Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft collection. CU-BANC

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