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KUENSTLER-GESELLSCHAFT in ZURICH [ARTISTS SOCIETY of ZURICH].

Neujahrsblätter der Künstler-Gesellschaft von 1805 bis 1840.

Stock Code
70258
Zürich, 1805
£2,750


Fine copy of the complete first series of this periodical, finely illustrated with lovely, atmospheric hand-coloured plates showing Swiss landscapes, genre scenes, and portraits.

Neujahrsblätter are annual publications and pamphlets published by smaller societies or groups for a special occasions or specific reasons. Here the Artists Society sought to educate the local young men by introducing a range of regional Swiss artists, such as Fuessli and Salomon Gessner.

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Description

4to. 36 issues, With manuscript title page, 36 aquatint plates, including one folding and 33 hand-coloured, some heightened with gum arabic, each acompanied by an engraved portrait of the artist and text with biographical information and mostly with separate title page which states year of publication; occasional light spotting. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, flat spine gilt; lightly rubbed.

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