DAS BUCH DER WELT - 1862 [24 Hand-Colored Plates]


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Das Buch des Welt - 1862 Edition

by Friedrich Gerstäcker and others

English Translation: The Book of the World

Features 24 hand-colored plates and one tinted. Text in German. Stuttgart, Germany: Hoffmannsche Verlage, 1862.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Binding is secure.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Book was recased some time ago. Spine was replaced with cloth affixing original spine pieces in their place, which are lifting from spine in places. Green title block has text in black script.
  • Covers and spine show moderate edgewear all around, with rounded corners and bared headbands. Covers have scuffing, dirt and light chips. Shoulders are cracked along length.
  • Interior pages and plates are lightly age toned, with light to moderate foxing and smudges throughout. Most dramatic effect is to title pages. Missing all end pages. Writing in pencil on front pastedown.
  • Gutter at pages 4/5 has been reinforced with tape. There are a few other gutter gaps.
  • Plates exhibit a range of age toning, with some affecting images. (See photos)
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • CR20191008

380 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 24 hand-colored engravings, 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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