Lot 67 of 399:
With 100 hand-colored plates  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$360
Estimate:
$600 - $900

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

Author:
Bertuch, Carl

Place:
Vienna

Publisher:
B. Ph. Bauer

Date:
Late 18th/early 19th century

Description:

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

Condition:
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.


 
Item number:
307329a
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