Wüthrich (Lucas Heinrich), born 1927
Das Druckgraphische Werk von Matthaeus Merian d. Ae. Bd. 1. Einzelblätter und Blattfolgen. Unter Berücksichtigung der fraglichen und falschen Zuschreibungen sowie mit einem Verzeichnis der neu aufgefundenen Handzeichnungen § Bd. 2. Die weniger bekannten Bücher und Buchillustrationen
Basel, Bärenreiter-Verlag, 1966-1972
Two volumes (25 cm), I (1966): xx, 245 (3) pp., plus 408 illustrations. II (1972): 188 (4) pp., plus 104 illustrations. Uniform publisher’s cloth, dust jackets. - Catalogue raisonné of the single-sheet prints and “minor” book illustrations of Matthaeus Merian the Elder (1593-1650). In the second volume, nos. 1-56 describe the books published by Merian containing illustrations produced by himself, as well as those by other artists; nos. 57a-108 describe books illustrated with etchings by Merian and published by others; nos. 109-37 describe books issued by Merian’s heirs as featuring works by Merian, but which are not now considered to contain any illustrations by him or his followers. The final two chapters are devoted to books listed in Merian’s stock catalogues that Wüthrich was unable to trace, and books containing illustrations with doubtful attributions to Merian. Two further volumes treating “Die großen Buchpublikationen” (biblical, historical, and topographical illustrations) were published in 1993-1996; both volumes are currently available from the publisher, Hoffmann und Campe (ISBN 9783455085235, price €50; 9783455085228, price €89.95). The volumes offered here are out of print. ¶ Dust jackets rubbed, several clean tears in jacket on volume I; otherwise very good, unmarked copies.