Lot 68 of 399:
Bertuch, Bilderbuch für Kinder, 1977 facsimile  

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Bilderbuch für Kinder

Bertuch, Friedrich Justin and Werner Schmidt


Edition Leipzig



3 volumes. Text in German. Commentary volume by Werner Schmidt in German, French, English, and Italian. Illustrated with 200 plates interleaved with descriptions. 24x20 cm (9½x8"), universally bound in decorative cloth, edges speckled, light green endpapers, slipcase. Facsimile Edition.

"Children's Picture Book comprising a pleasing collection of animals, plants, flowers, fruits, minerals, costumes and all manner of instructive objects from the realms of nature, the arts and sciences; all selected and engraved from original works and accompanied by a short scientific commentary adapted to the comprehension of the child" A contemporary and sometime rival of Goethe, Schiller, and Herder, Friedrich Justin Bertuch was a Weimar editor and publisher. 

Lot Amendments

Light wear to slipcase; front hinges of plate volumes cracked with some loose plates, internal cracks; commentary volume with some underlining in pen; about very good.

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