Schoppe, Amalia. Bunte Reihe, oder belehrende und unterhaltende Erzählungen aus der Jugendwelt, für Knaben und Mädchen von acht bis zwölf Jahren.

Berlin, C(arl) F(riedrich) Amelang, [1834].

8vo. 240 pp. With engraved, illustrated title-page and 6 engraved plates (1 bound as frontispiece; all in attractive contemporary colour). Contemporary printed, illustrated boards.


Very rare original edition, containing 17 stories. The "excellent engravings" (cf. Seebaß) show rich, meticulous colour. Some bibliographies state 8 engravings, though the work is never encountered with more than 6 (cf. Seebaß, Wegehaupt).

Amalia Weise (1791-1858) , daughter of a Fehmarn physician, married the jurist F. H. Schoppe in 1811; he drowned swimming in the Elbe in 1829. In 1851 she emigrated to Schenectady, New York, where she died.

Binding rubbed; last quire loosened. Slight edge defects (not loss to text).

Kayser VIII, 336. Seebaß II, 1803. Wegehaupt IV, 2015. Goedeke IX, 421, 108. Not in Hobrecker, Gumuchian, Brüggemann, etc.

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