• The Wolfgang A. Herz Library:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2158

    The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

    9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 70

    GRUNER, Gottlieb Sigmund (1717-1778). Die Eisgebirge des Schweizerlandes. Berne: Abraham Wagner, 1760.

    Price Realised  

    GRUNER, Gottlieb Sigmund (1717-1778). Die Eisgebirge des Schweizerlandes. Berne: Abraham Wagner, 1760.

    3 volumes, 8o (205 x 125 mm). Engraved frontispiece by A. Zingg after J. L. Aberli, 2 folding engraved maps, 18 folding engraved views by A. Zingg after S. H. Grim, D. Dürringer and others. Contemporary boards, uncut; cloth slipcase and chemise. Provenance: A. Pagen (signature date 1761); Heilmann (early signature).

    A FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION of the first concerted effort to describe the mountains of Switzerland. This work comprises three parts: the first two include a detailed description of the Swiss Alps based on earlier authorities, and contemporary information received by Gruner from his numerous correspondants. The final part is more specifically about glaciers and their various properties. Haller I, 1483; Lonchamp 1321; Poggendorf I,965.


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