Author Breitschwert, W. von Das wunderbare Bilderbuch. Ein Festgeschenk voll komischer Sachen, zum Staunen und Lachen für heitere Kinder. Dritte Auflage.
Published 1870
Item ID 72595
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Stuttgart, Julius Hoffmann (R. Thienemann), ca. 1870. Folio (27.6 x 21.8 cm). Title page; twelve hand-coloured lithographed plates with ditto (partial) overlays. Red pebbled half cloth over full colour pictorial front board and marbled rear board. A seldom seen work by the Württemberg artist Wilhelm von Breitschwert (1828-1875). Because it was meant for children, few copies survived more or less intact. This is one of the few exceptions. All plates and overlays are present. Plates irregularly toned, slight wear at folds; some marginal thumbing in the lower outer corner, otherwise, however, a highly unusual good copy. Yes, German humor does exist!