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Eight volumes from Bertuch's Bilderbuchs  

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Bilderbuch zum Nutzen und Vergnügen der Jugend - eight volumes

Bertuch, Friedrich Justin


Anton Pichler; B. Ph. Bauer



8 volumes from mixed editions. Vols. I-VII with Volume IX. Illustrated with 50 engraved plates in each volume, most hand-colored. (4to) 26.2x20.2 cm (10x8"), universally rebound in modern cream half-leather with marbled paper-covered boards, ruled and lettered in gilt on spines, black morocco spine labels, raised bands, fresh endpapers. 

 "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. 


  • Vol. I. Anton Pichler, Vienna, 1813.
  • Vol. II. Anton Pichler, Vienna, 1808. (Title pages repaired and bound in reverse order with German on recto, French on verso)
  •  Vol. III. Anton Pichler, Vienna, 1808. 
  • Vol. IV. Anton Pichler, 1802.
  • Vol. V. Anton Pichler, Vienna, no date, Second Edition, 1807 on spine heel. (Several repaired leaves, some trimmed at foot)
  • Vol. VI. B. Ph. Bauer, Vienna, no date.
  • Vol. VII. B. Ph. Bauer, Vienna, no date, Second Edition. (Some repaired leaves, stains and offsetting.)
  • Vol. IX. B. Ph. Bauer, Vienna, no date, Second Edition. (Title page and a few other leaves repaired).

Lot Amendments

Moderate wear to somewhat toned leaves, some repairs, some trimmed edges, stains, offsetting and creases; plates very good or better with some offsetting and light wear; overall very good or better.

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