3 June 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 6,250
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
BRÖNDSTED, Peter (1780-1842). Reisen und Untersuchungen in Griechenland. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1826-1830.
2 volumes, 4° (335 x 255mm). With the half-titles. 62 numbered engraved plates and vignettes, 2 of the latter hand-coloured and one colour-printed. (Light spotting.) Contemporary grey-brown polished calf by Ph. Selenka with his ticket, sides panelled in blind and gilt, marbled edges (sides lightly scuffed).
FIRST EDITION IN GERMAN, published simultaneously with a French-language edition. Bröndsted explored Greece and Asia Minor with Haller van Hallerstein, Linckh and Stackelberg, excavating at Aegina with Robert Cockerell, and at Bassae with Foster. Part I mainly relates to the island of Cos, including descriptions of its modern inhabitants, and part II to various aspects of the Parthenon. An English translation and 6 further parts were planned but abandoned. Blackmer 214; Contominas 95. (2)
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