Sale: 348 / Rare Books, Nov. 17./18. 2008 in Hamburg Lot 27

 
Magens, N. - Versuche über Assecuranzen, 1753.


 
27
Magens, N.
Versuche über Assecuranzen, 1753.
Estimate:
€ 2,000 / $ 2,320
Sold:
€ 2,880 / $ 3.340

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
[Magens, N.], Versuch über Assecuranzen, Havereyen und Bodmereyen insgemein; und über verschiedene hiebeygefügte wirckliche Vorfälle und deren Berechnungen insbesondere nebst einer Sammlung der vornehmsten alten und neuen Verordnungen (e)tc. von einem Kaufmanne in London. With 2 large engr. vignettes by C. Fritzsch. Hamburg, C. König 1753. Contemp. dark red calf with giltstamped borders on front board, rich gilt spine and gauffered gilt edges. 4to. XXII, 1331 pp.
Schröder V, 2411, 3. - Rapp p. 79. - Böhme 513. - Humpert 7203. - Cf. Kress 5453 (Engl. first edition 1755). - First German edition, broad-margined copy on better paper. Important work on ship insurances (Bodmerei), loans of the ship and cargo owners, average and many more, was fundamental for the English insurance industry. The Hamburg merchant Nicolaus Magens was working in London for many years and was authorised by the Hamburg senate to lead negotiations with England regarding several captured ships. - Title with small blindstamp and old ownership entry "B. Avé-Lallemant", Book block slightly broken. Binding rubbed and bumped, spine ends with small defects, spine discoloured. - Al in all fine and almost stainless broad-margined copy by the Hamburg printer Conrad König.
First German edition, first English edition in 1755, of the important work on ship insurances, fundamental for the English insurance industry in those days. With 2 large engr. vignettes. Contemp. dark red calf with giltstamped borders on front board, rich gilt spine and gauffered gilt edges. - Title with small blindstamp and old ownership entry "B. Avé-Lallemant", book block slightly broken. Binding rubbed and bumped, spine ends with small defects, spine discoloured, else fine and almost stainless broad-margined copy.

27
Magens, N.
Versuche über Assecuranzen, 1753.
Estimate:
€ 2,000 / $ 2,320
Sold:
€ 2,880 / $ 3.340

(incl. 20% surcharge)