DAS BUCH DER WELT - 1847 [33 Hand-Colored Plates]$360.00
Das Buch Der Welt
Text in German. Title translates to "The Book of the World". SUBTITLE: "Ein Inbegriff des Wissenswürdigsten und Unterhaltendste aus den Gebieten der Naturgeschichte, Naturlehre, Länderkunde und Völkerkunde, Weltgeschichte, Götterlehre, etc." (An example of the most interesting and entertaining finds in the fields of natural history, natural science, regional studies and ethnology, world history, religion, etc.) Friedrich Gerstäcker is attributed to some contributions to this book. Each year has different articles and information, and a unique set of colored illustration plates and numerous B&W illustrations. Often valued for their illustrations, these are delightful antiquarian reference books.
Features 32 hand-colored plates as well as beautiful color and B&W illustrations of animals, insects, and plants. 352 pages. 8.5" by 10.25"
Published by: Hoffmannsche Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1847.
Hardback is overall in GOOD condition.
- Half bound in cloth and paper
- Bright gilt on spine
- Decorative pastedowns and endpapers
- Features b&w and color plates throughout
- Corners and head and tail of spine are scuffed
- Writing in pencil on ffep
- Title page - table of contents are detached from binding, both of which show large chunks missing which have been repaired with white paper
- Title page shows word in pencil at top
- Light to moderate foxing and staining throughout
- B&w plate of a building has 1/3 missing which been repaired with white paper
- Some other minor repairs and marks are apparent
- Back of two plates show some marks in pencil
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
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