DAS BUCH DER WELT - 1862 [24 Hand-Colored Plates]$320.00
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 24 hand-colored plates and one tinted, along with many B&W illustrations of people, animals and plants. 380 pages. 8.5" by 10.25"
Published by: Hoffmannsche Verlage, Stuttgart, Germany. 1862.
Hardback is overall in GOOD condition.
- Binding is secure.
- Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
- Book was recased some time ago, using green cloth with spine pieces carefully added on top.
- Covers and spine show moderate edgewear all around, with rounded corners and bared headbands.
- Covers have scuffing, dirt and light chips.
- Missing all end pages.
- Writing in pencil on front pastedown.
- Interior pages and plates are lightly age toned.
- Light to moderate foxing and staining throughout
- Gutter at pages 4/5 has been reinforced with tape.
- There are little gaps in the gutter between a couple signatures.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
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