Westermann's Holzschnitt-Illustrations-Katalog, 2557 Nummern enthaltend. Zum Gebrauch für Buchhändler und Buchdrucker. Georg Westermann.
Westermann's Holzschnitt-Illustrations-Katalog, 2557 Nummern enthaltend. Zum Gebrauch für Buchhändler und Buchdrucker
Westermann's Holzschnitt-Illustrations-Katalog, 2557 Nummern enthaltend. Zum Gebrauch für Buchhändler und Buchdrucker
Westermann's Holzschnitt-Illustrations-Katalog, 2557 Nummern enthaltend. Zum Gebrauch für Buchhändler und Buchdrucker

Westermann's Holzschnitt-Illustrations-Katalog, 2557 Nummern enthaltend. Zum Gebrauch für Buchhändler und Buchdrucker

Braunschweig: Druck und Verlag von George Westermann, 1865. 2557 numbered illustrations on 336 pp. + prelims & subject indexes on first 16 pp. About 33.5 x 25.5 cm. Original paper covers badly worn; spine perished; volume shaken and partly disbound. A green half-sheet mounted on the half-title outlines the forms of purchase for clichés and electroplates [galvanischen Niederschlägen]. The book is housed in a portfolio 35.3 x 26 cm that has decorations applied to the endpapers and probably was made for a different purpose. Edges of leaves worn and and with intermittent light foxing, but paper generally good for its age. The index records images for portraits; historic portrayals, initials, and vignettes; cultural history and ethnography; Asia; America (over 250); Africa; Australia; cities and buildings & landscapes and seascapes subdivided by location; historic representations; fine arts; mythology; technology & natural studies; zoology; botany & mineralogy; initials & vignettes. Plus a table of contents which really is a more detailed subject index. A remarkable resource for cultural historians, illustrators, artists, and anyone interested in other times. OCLC records 3 copies. The Deutsche Nationalbibliotek has a copy like this one: 1865, 16 + 336 pp. Yale's copy is 1865-1867, 16 + 444 pp. and includes two supplements: illustrations 2558-2854 & 2855-3174. A copy at the NY Public Library is an earlier version, 1863, with a somewhat different title and with 216 pp. and "about 2500" illustrations. Only one copy of this version on line at this writing, in Germany. **Free domestic or international shipping with direct order. Item #59001

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