Lot 15 of 302:
The Harz forest in Germany, 1730  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
The Natural History of Hartz-Forest, in His Majesty King George's German Dominions...

Author:
Behrens, Georg Henning

Place:
London

Publisher:
Printed by W. Pearson for T. Osborne

Date:
1730

Description:

[16],164, [8] + [4] ad pp. Translated by John Andree. (8vo) 19.5x12 cm (7¾x4¾"), period calf. First edition in English.

The Harz is a range of low mountains in north central Germany. Armorial bookplate of Leeds.

The rather lengthy but quite revealing title continues: "...being a succinct account of the caverns, lakes, springs, rivers, mountains, rocks, quarries, fossiles, castles, gardens, the famous pagan idol Pustrich or Spit-fire, dwarf-holes, pits, moving islands, whirlpools, mines, several engines belonging to them; ores, the manner of refining them; smelting houses; several sorts of ovens, hammer-mills, vitriol and glasshouses, &c. in the said forest: with several useful and entertaining physical observations."


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Binding rubbed and worn, front cover detached as is the free endpaper; some light mostly marginal dampstaining; overall very good.


 
Item number:
301817
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