Zurich: D. Gessner, 1746.
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Natur-Geschichte des Schweitzerlandes: samt seinen Reisen über die Schweitzerische Gebürge. Aufs neue hrsg. und mit einigen Anmerkungen versehen von Joh[ann] Georg Sulzern. Zürich: David Gessner, 1746. 16, 488, ; , 381  pp. First title printed in red and black and with engraved vignette, errata leaf at end of vol. I, 30 engraved plates (7 folding). Tear in folding plate to p.191 in vol. II verso repaired by tape, some minor browning and occasional spotting. [Bound with]: SULZER, Johann Georg, Untersuchung von dem Ursprung der Berge, und andrer damit verknüpften Dinge. Zürich: David Gessner, 1746. 44 pp. 1 folding engraved plate, woodcut tailpiece. [Bound with:] SULZER, Johann Georg. Beschreibung einiger Merckwürdigkeiten, welche er in einer Ao. 1742 gemachten Berg-Reise durch einige Oerter der Schweiz beobachtet hat. Zürich: David Gessner, 1747. 71  pp. Engraved title vignette, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, 1 folding engraved plate. Some minor browning and spotting. Three works bound in two volumes. 8vo (212 x 160 mm). Uniform contemporary half calf and marbled paper over boards, red morocco label lettered in gilt, red-sprinkled edges (some rubbing, minor wear and chipping of extremities, corners bumped). Provenance: Carl Walliser (inscribed on first flyleaves); Rudolf Schaller (modern bookplate to front pastedowns). Very good set. ----
Lonchamp 2645. Waber I, 32. Steiger I, 160. Haller I, 1043. - With the map of Glarner Land, and the tables of landscapes (Gotthard, Teufelsbrücke, Vierwaldstättersee, Luzerner Drachenstein, Pfaffers bzw. Pfaffikon etc.). The first part contains the tightened summary of of the 1705-07 unsystematical "description of natural history of the Swiss country" appeared in weekly supplies. There now all this messages very disjointed and informal were, then sel. the Joh has. George Sulzer of the scholarly world certainly a large service gethan, selbige to umzuschmelzen and. give change. The notes of the publisher are very good and useful" (Haller). The second part contains the first German expenditure of the 1708 and 1723 first Latin of reports Scheuchzers appeared over its alpine journeys. "Scheuchzer was beside Conrad Gessner and Albrecht of Haller a most important universal scholar, that Switzerland it own calls. It combined a physician, a natural scientist, a mathematician, a paleontologist, a Geodaeten, a geographer, a historian, a Numismatiker, a theologian and a Philologen "(Fueter) in itself. Scheuchzers natural history was trailblazing in the area of regional studies, alpine research and the physical geography of the Swiss high mountains. With its historical data this expenditure beside Tschudis chronicle formed one of the most important sources for Schillers "Tell". On its journeys Scheuchzer made the first barometric levellings in the mountains, examined the glaciers, collected Petrefakten etc.. Under the copper boards are to emphasize the beautiful map Graubuendens of G. Walser, the interior opinion of a cheese factory, the representation of a total solar eclipse, illustrations of minerals and petrifying as well as opinions among other things from bath Pfaefers, Walterswil, PC. Godhard etc.. Johann George Sulzers writings in the appendix offer valuable, likewise additions supported by own observations (Curtis Schuh's Bibliography of Mineralogy, The Mineralogical Record). - Visit our website for more images!
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