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Seven volumes of Bertuch's Bilderbuch für Kinder  

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Bilderbuch für Kinder

Bertuch, Friedrich Justin, Carl Bernhard, and Carl Bertuch


im Verlage des Industries-Comptoirs



7 volumes from mixed editions. Vols. I-VII. Published with 100 engraved plates in each volume, most hand-colored, interleaved with letterpress descriptions in German, some volumes with German and French. See online catalogue for missing plates in this set, (4to) 24.1x20 cm (9½x8"), universally rebound in later leather-backed, marbled paper-covered boards, some re-cornered, lettered in gilt on red morocco spine labels, fresh endpapers. 


  • Vol. 1. By Friedrich Justin Bertuch Title page excised. Lacking plates 18,46, 64 and a few description leaves. Tears or chips to plates: 63, 68, 69, 70 and 87.
  • Vol. 2. By Friedrich Justin Bertuch. Im Verlage des Industries-Comptoirs, Weimar, 1795. Lacking plate 25, Tears or chips to plates 1 and 20. Heavy offsetting to platesfrom #70-100.
  • Vol. 3. By Friedrich Justin Bertuch. im Verlage des Industries-Comptoirs, Weimar, 1798. Lacking plates 39 and 44.
  • Vol. 4. Title page excised.  Descriptions in German, French, English and Italian. Lacking plate 1. Chips or tears to plates 8,10, and 19.
  • Vol. 5. German title page excised.  Im Verlage des Industries-Comptoirs, Weimar, 1805.  Descriptions in German, French, English and Italian. Lacking plates 3 and 31.
  • Vol. 6. Title page excised. Descriptions in German, French, English and Italian. Lacking plates 1, 23, 39, 45, and 68. Tears, chips or repairs to plates 22,23,26, 40, 70, 80.
  • Vol. 7. by Carl Bertuch. Im Verlage des Industries-Comptoirs, Weimar, 1810. Descriptions in German, French, English and Italian. Lacking plates 1, 9, 37-41, 71, 75 and 95. Tears, chips or repairs to plates 5,20,36, 67. Plate 36 with lower half excisted. Some pencil marks on plate 2. Some sprung pages.

Lot Amendments

Bindings rubbed and worn; leaves foxed with varying amounts of chips or tears, offsetting, some pencil marks within; some plates lacking, some with offsetting, some with heavier foxing than others; good.

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