DAS BUCH DER WELT - 1862 [33 Hand-Colored Plates]


Das Buch Der Welt - 1862 Edition

by Friedrich Gerstäcker and others

English Translation: The Book of the World

Features 33 hand-colored plates and one tinted. Text in German. Stuttgart, Germany: Hoffmannsche Verlage, 1862.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD- condition.

  • Antiquarian binding features brown buckram covers with blind-tooling, as well as gilt lettering on spine.
  • Book may have been rebound in the 20th century, as pastedowns and feps are lighter with less foxing than textblock, and gilt is unusually bright for this vintage.
  • Binding is secure, with partial cracking to spine, and splits starting at ends of shoulders.
  • Covers have light scuffing, some dirt, minor scrapes, and light-to-moderate edgewear. Corners are lightly bumped with exposed board.
  • Spines have decorative blind-tooling, bright gilt, and rough ends, with a chip to head.
  • Front pastedown and ffep have pencil writing.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Inside pages are gently age-toned, with light-to-moderate scattered foxing, with creases from wear (not dog-eared).
  • Plates are toned, with varied amounts of foxing.
  • Some tissue guards are still intact.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • CR20191008

380 pages. 8.5" by 10.75"

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 33 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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