Lot 657

GEHLER, Johann Samuel Traugott (1751-95). Physikalisches Wörterbuch, Leipzig, 1825-45, 24 vols. including plate vol., 8vo and 4to, plates, contemporary half calf. (24)

Estimate: £200 - £300
Bidding ended. Lot is unsold.

GEHLER, Johann Samuel Traugott (1751-95).  Physikalisches Wörterbuch. Neu bearbeitet von Brandes. Gmelin. Herner. Muncke. Pfaff. Leipzig: E. B. Schwickert, 1825-45. 11 volumes bound in 24 including plate volume, text vols.: 8vo (212 x 125mm); plate vol.: oblong 4to (206 x 265mm). Tables, 279 engraved plates, charts and maps, 4 of which folding (a few plates re-margined at fore-edge with some cropping to engraved frames, text variably browned, spotted and stained, but plates generally clean). Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spines gilt, yellow edges (boards detached from plate vol., rubbed and scuffed). "This work constitutes one of the best records of the state of natural sciences in the first quarter of the 19th-century ... Its contributions consist of descriptions of individual physical subjects and an excellent objective general discussion of current physical theories and knowledge" (DSB). Provenance: from the Collection of Peter and Margarethe Braune. Please note that only a part of the set is illustrated. Sold as a periodical, not subject to return. (24)

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