Sale: 348 / Rare Books, Nov. 17./18. 2008 in Hamburg Lot 1369

 
Johann Caspar Lavater - Essai sur la Physiognomie, 4 Bde. 1781


 
1369
Johann Caspar Lavater
Essai sur la Physiognomie, 4 Bde. 1781
Estimate:
€ 1,800 / $ 2,088
Sold:
€ 1,920 / $ 2.227

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Lavater, J. G., Essai sur la physiognomie, destiné a faire connoître l'homme & à le faire aimer. (Translated by E. de la Fite, H. Refner and Caillard). 4 vols. With 4 engr. title vignettes, 156 copper plates and 550 partly fullpage coppers in the text by D. Chodowiecki, J. R. Lips, J. R. S Schellenberg et al. The Hague, (van Karnebeek for Winterthur, H. Steiner 1781)-1803. Contemp. green half calf with gilt lettered spine. Large 4to.
Goedeke IV/1, 263, 31c. - Cohen/Ricci col. 606 (dated until 1806). - Sander 1121. - Schulte-Str. 77d. - First French edition of the Physiognomischen Fragmente (orig. edition 1775-78), that was entirely revised. The coppers were re-engraved and are partly copies of those from the German edition. The work comprises, among others, portrait plates of J. C. Lavater, Th. Morus, Lord Anson, Socrates, Democritus, Caesar, Frederick I, Catherine II of Russia, Erasmus of Rotterdam etc. - Untrimmed. - Slightly foxed and thumbed in places, as well as waterstained, front inner joint somewhat loosened. Edges scraped and bumped, else somewhat rubbed. - All in all fine broad-margined impression on Dutch laid paper.

1369
Johann Caspar Lavater
Essai sur la Physiognomie, 4 Bde. 1781
Estimate:
€ 1,800 / $ 2,088
Sold:
€ 1,920 / $ 2.227

(incl. 20% surcharge)