HELMHOLTZ, HERMANN VON. Die Lehre von den Tonempfindungen als Physiologische Grundlage fr die Theorie der Musik. Brunswick: Vieweg, 1863. Illustrations in text. 8vo, contemporary half morocco, spine faded, some wear to joints, spine ends and edges; library stamps on 4 leaves (3 on title), light browning to endpaper. FIRST EDITION. Norman 1044 ("Helmholtz's 'Tonempfindungen' laid the groundwork for all subsequent research in the field of audition. It contains Helmholtz's resonance theory of hearing [and] the first elaborate theory of the ear..."); Grolier/Horblit 49a; Garrison-Morton 1562; Honeyman IV,1643.
August Lucae, bookplate and ink-stamp on title (German otologist who "... was the first to study the transmission of sounds through the cranial bones for the purposes of diagnosing diseases of the ear." See Garrison-Morton 3381); Dr. Kurtum, ink-stamp (cancelled) on title and half-title; Klinik und Poliklinik fr Hals-, Nasen-, u. Ohrenkrankheiten der Universitt Mnchen, ink-stamp in several places.