Lot 72 of 399:
Two volumes from Bertuch's Bilderbuchs, 1805  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$600
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Bilderbuch zum Nutzen und Vergnügen der Jugend

Bertuch, Friedrich Justin


Anton Pichler



2 volumes. Volumes VII and VIII [of 16]. Text in German and French. With 50 engraved plates in each volume, most hand-colored, interleaved with letterpress descriptions. (4to) 24.5x19 cm (9¾x7½") universally bound in later half-calf with marbled paper-covered boards, ruled and lettered in gilt on spines, red morocco spine labels, raised bands, fresh endpapers. 

"Without a doubt, Bertuch's picture book is one of the greatest works that the children's book collector encounters, and here begins the modern thinking, the purposefulness of anticipating the modern non-fiction book in the children's book, and one of the most precious treasures of the illustrated book collector." (E. Strobach in Philobiblon XIII (1969), p. 255).

Lot Amendments

A few tears to be repaired, some creasing and stains, light ripple to leaves; plates with a few stains and creases but very good or better; overall very good or better.

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