3 June 2009
GERHARD, Eduard (1795-1867). Etruskische Spiegel. Berlin: G. Reimer, 1839-c.1845.
2° (345 x 271mm). 190 numbered engraved plates (of 240; lacking plates 51-60, 201-240), on 189 leaves including one double-page. (Occasional light spotting in the margins, a few leaves with heavier spotting.) The plates loose and the text preserving some part wrappers, together in a 20th-century green morocco-backed chemise and slipcase.
An extensive collection of plates from Gerhard's important work on Etruscan mirrors. Issued serially these comprise most plates for volumes I and II; publication of volumes III and IV was completed 18 and 22 years later. With the front wrapper of the first part, and the text for the first c.20 plates bound with a few part title-pages, contents leaves, and 6 rear wrappers, which together form a listing of all the plates in this group. RARE: ABPC records no copy selling at auction in over 30 years. Not in Blackmer. Borroni 12242; Brunet II, 1551; Graesse III, 57.
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