| Bestätigt jedem Komiker, daß er ein Star ist, | Glaubt, daß was in Verträgen steht wahr ist | Und ist freudig bewegt und erregt u. entzückt, | Wenn er so einen lieben reizenden Director erblickt [...]". - During his lifetime, Ziehrer was one of the fiercest rivals of the Strauss family, especially Johann Strauss II and Eduard Strauss. "His rich musical heritage may not be comparable to the Strausses, who dominated for well over a century, but he was more prolific, having composed over 600 waltzes, polkas and marches, which are still performed today. Some of his works are even more Viennese in nature than that of the Strausses. His works are vigorous and forceful, with cheerful melodies written even near the end of the Habsburg dynasty" (Wikipedia). - The manuscript is somewhat dusty and has small inkstains as well as some red pencil notes. Letters on stationery with embossed letterhead..