Nachrichten von den Begebenheiten und Schriften berühmter Gelehrten…Erster Band [all published]. Franz von Paula SCHRANK.

Nachrichten von den Begebenheiten und Schriften berühmter Gelehrten…Erster Band [all published].

Engraved vignette on title. xvi, 416 pp. 8vo, orig. grey boards, red leather lettering piece on spine. Nuremberg: Raspe, 1797.

First edition of an extremely rare book; WorldCat locates no copy in the U.S. The present work contains a series of biographical accounts of twenty-one authors including Jacques Barrellier, Linnaeus, Nathanael Gottfried Leske, Fredrik Hasselquist, Simon Pelloutier, and other notable natural historians, scientists, and scholars. Schrank has also provided detailed bibliographies of the writings of each author.

Fine copy from the Wittelsbach library of the dukes and kings of Bavaria. With a one-page A.L.s dated 2 May 1797 from Schrank presenting this copy to the Duke of Bavaria.

❧ Poggendorff, II, 841.

Price: $2,950.00

Item ID: 5489

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