Almanach des Dames pour l’An 1819.

[Tubingen:] Chez J.G. Cotta 1819. First edition of the 1819 Almanach. J.G. Cotta and Freuttel & Wurtz published the Almanachs des Dames between about 1800 and 1830. With engraved title-page vignette of Cupid. The engraved plates include an image of the young Jesus learning to read, a depiction of the death of Lucretia, and a portrait of Joan of Arc. A blank tissue guard sheet is bound in with each of the 8 plates and with the title-page. A bit of rubbing to extremities. All edges gilt. Pink endpapers with ribbon tab bound under lower endpaper for easy removal from slipcase. Some toning to endpapers and some toning and foxing throughout. A bit of toning at gutters from binding thread. In the original straight-grained red morocco slipcase, ruled and stamped elaborately in gilt and in blind and lined with dark blue cloth. Overall a very good, tight copy in a lovely binding with the beautifully made original slipcase, also in very good condition. Publisher’s dark blue straight-grained morocco ruled and stamped in gilt and in blind on covers. Spine elaborately stamped and lettered in gilt. Sixteenmo. xxx] pp. with [8] ll. pl (Item ID: 16671)


Many issues of the Almanach feature etchings from master painters like Raphael (1483-1520), Jan Jansz Wijnants (1632-1684), and Pieter Bruegel the Elder (ca. 1525-1569). This particular issue includes etchings from works by Italian Baroque and Renaissance painters Bartolomeo Schedoni (1578-1615), Titian (ca. 1490-1576), and Andrea del Sarto (1486-1530), as well as Dutch Golden Age masters Ludolf Bakhuizen (1630-1708) and Frans van Mieris the Elder (1635-1681).

OCLC lists no copies of the 1819 Almanach des Dames.

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