Aus der Blumenwelt [From the Flower World]. Pauline Stein.
Aus der Blumenwelt [From the Flower World]
Aus der Blumenwelt [From the Flower World]
Aus der Blumenwelt [From the Flower World]
Aus der Blumenwelt [From the Flower World]
Aus der Blumenwelt [From the Flower World]
Aus der Blumenwelt [From the Flower World]
Aus der Blumenwelt [From the Flower World]
Aus der Blumenwelt [From the Flower World]
Aus der Blumenwelt [From the Flower World]
Aus der Blumenwelt [From the Flower World]

Aus der Blumenwelt [From the Flower World]

Leipzig: Fredrich Brandstetter, 1856. Second Edition. Hardcover. A Very Good + to Near Fine copy of the second edition of this work of botanical prose and Poetry in the Publisher's original red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the front board and spine and with the rear board decorated in blind and wearing its original dust jacket. The gilt is somewhat oxidized but is complete. There is a small bump to the front board's upper leading corner, but the corner itself remains sharp. Each edge of the closed page block is in gilt. Within the leaves show scattered minor foxing and the free endpapers and the pastedowns show mild discoloration. The dust jacket -- in Very Good + condition -- shows some tiny tears and tiny chips as well as some foxing and a sympathetic repair to the jacket verso (inside) effected with green paper. In Mark Godburn's excellent work titled "Nineteenth-Century Dust-Jackets" (published by Oak Knoll Press in the US and by Private Libraries Association in the UK), AN IMAGE OF THIS VERY VOLUME AND ITS JACKET APPEARS ON PAGE 61 AND IS DISCUSSED ON PAGES 61 AND 62. As Godburn states: "This attractive 16mo was bound in bright red cloth with gilt flora and fauna on its front panel around a pair of gilt angels holding a gilt tablet, all within a gilt border. The spine had more gilt and the text edges were also gilt. The rear panel was relatively subdues with just a blind-stamped arrangement of flowers. // The unadorned pale green jacket, like most dust-jackets of this era, gave no hint of the decoration beneath it. It did, however, carry information not on the binding itself, including the author's name, the publisher's imprint and an edition statement ('Zweite Auflage", second edition). The imprint was placed on the back of the jacket (where it is sometimes found on German bindings) instead of on the front or spine where it is more commonly found on British and American jackets. // Omitting the author or imprint from the binding or jacket was not unusual in the nineteenth century..... Such 'experiments in book presentation', as Dr. Nash called them, would go on for decades as publishers and booksellers sought the most effective methods of marketing books in the new age of permanent bindings bindings which increasingly were being issued with jackets." This a A RARE, REMARKABLE, AND COLLECTION-DISTINGUISHING COPY AND SHOWS A STAGE IN DUST JACKET EVOLUTION. Near fine / very good +. Item #3082

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