Natural History & Ethnography 1846 Bromme illustrated book 40 hand color platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Zonengemaelde Naturfeschichte und Volkerkunde vollstandig in Wort und Bild, by Traugott Bromme.
Published 1846, Stuttgart by Schmidt and Spring.
130 pages. Text in German. Elaborate engraved title page. Illustrated through with 40 full page engraved plates with original hand color.
A rare and very appealing color plate book from the first half of the 19th century.
Period 1/4 leather binding, illustrated paper covered boards, oblong format.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, spine leather perished/ lacking, joints scuffed, covers stained and spotted, please see photos. Remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, some pages loose, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 10 1/4" H x 15 1/2" W.