[Orbis Pictus]. Zeitvertreib für Kinder. Mit 360 Kupfern.

Vienna, Anton Paterno, [ca. 1820].

Small 8vo. Engraved title page and 13 engraved plates with a total of 360 illustrations. Contemporary marbled wrappers.


Very rare children's picture books of the 'Orbis pictus' type, showing various objects (books, a clock, a dovecot, a gibbet, a mouse trap, musical instruments, etc.), animals, buildings, activities (studying, drinking coffee, sewing, dancing, etc.), professions and many other subjects, all captioned underneath the image, while sets of four have been numbered from 1 through 90.

Wrappers worn; spine damaged and wrinkled, some pencil markings to title page with old ms. ownership of "Anna Hofmann" on reverse; some fingerstaining throughout.


OCLC 179193086 ("1830"). Cf. Alzheimer-Haller, Handbuch zur narrativen Volksaufklärung 941 (1790 Augsburg first edition).

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