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Lyrische Bluhmenlese

Illustrated by Johann Wilhelm Meil (German, 1733–1805), Editor Karl Wilhelm Ramler (German, 1725–1798), Publisher Weidmann

Place of Publication: Leipzig, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Lanckoronska & Oehler, v. 2, p. 81, 205, pls. 121-24; Rümann 895


Overall: 18.7 x 12.7 x 3.5 cm (7 3/8 x 5 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 11 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Leipzig: Weidmann, 1774) Octavo; 236 leaves [vol. 1 only]; contemporary half gilt-stamped brown calf, beige paper boards

Decorative title vignette and head- and tailpieces

Leipzig: Weidmann, 1774


1931, sold from the Schlossbibliothek Dessau. Sold by Westermann to Philip Hofer (b. 1898 - d. 1984), Cambridge, MA; 1941, gift of Philip Hofer to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 8, 1941)

NOTE: The volume also bears an unidentified armorial bookplate.

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Hofer, Esq.