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Bilderbuch zum Nutzen und Vergnügen der Jugend, Vols. 19 & 20

Bertuch, Carl


B. Ph. Bauer

Late 18th/early 19th century


2 in 1. Volumes 19 and 20. With 100 hand-colored engraved plates interleaved with letterpress descriptions in German and French. (4to) 25.4x20.2 cm (10x8"), paper-backed marbled paper-covered boards. 

Carl Bertuch was the son of the original author of the Bilderbuchs, Friedrich Justin Bertuch. Publisher B. Ph. Bauer took over publication of the Bilderbuchs from Anton Pichler. An early owner was particularly interested in Linnaeus's system of botanical taxonomy, as there are notes in red ink on plate XIX, no. 33. 

Lot Amendments

Chipping to paper on spine and at joints and especially so at rear cover, rubbing, corner- and edgewear, a few red ink marks on front cover; some underlining and red ink marks within, hinges starting, some dampstaining; plates toned a bit with a few light stains; about very good overall.

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