DAS BUCH DER WELT - 1847 [33 Hand-Colored Plates]


Das Buch Der Welt - 1847 Edition

by Friedrich Gerstäcker and others

English Translation: The Book of the World

Features 33 hand-colored plates. Text in German. Stuttgart, Germany: Hoffmannsche Verlage, 1847.

Hardback is overall in GOOD condition.

  • Beautifully rebound in brown cloth and paper, with bright gilt on spine.
  • Decorative pastedowns and endpapers concurrent with binding. 
  • Corners and head and tail of spine are scuffed.
  • Writing in pencil on ffep and title page.
  • Title page & table of contents were detached from binding, with both showing large pieces missing, but repaired with white paper.
  • Features b&w and color plates throughout, most with some foxing and smudges.
  • Light to moderate foxing and staining throughout, including plates.
  • One B&W architectural plate is missing lower third, which was 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.
  • CR20191008

352 pages. 8.5 by 10.25 inches.

SUBTITLE: Ein Inbegriff des Wissenswürdigsten und Unterhaltendste aus den Gebieten der Naturgeschichte, Naturlehre, Länderkunde und Völkerkunde, Weltgeschichte, Götterlehre, etc. Translation: 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.

Features 32 completely intact hand-colored plates, quite a few B&W plates, as well as striking inline illustrations of animals, insects, plants, buildings and people. The color on these color engravings remains bright and vibrant.

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, each Das Buch Der Welt is a delightful antiquarian reference book.

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