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Lot 1279: PHYSIOGNOMY -- LAVATER, J.C. Over de physiognomie. Amst., Allart, 1780-83.

Old and Rare Books , Prints, Art & Architecture

by Burgersdijk & Niermans

16 November 2016

2311 RW Leiden, Netherlands

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Description: PHYSIOGNOMY -- LAVATER, J.C. Over de physiognomie. Amst., Allart, 1780-83. 4 vols. W. 4 ti-vign., (3 identical), 1 engr. portr. of the author, 41 full-p. engr. & 382 smaller engr. in the text, incl. sev. silhouets. Cont. hcf. w. raised bands & dec. gilt backs, uncut. (Bindings too large for the bookblocks, spines a bit rubbed/chafed, spine ends a bit dam. (espec. vol. 4), joints vol. 4 split, corners bumped/dam. and edges a bit worn, vol. 4 a bit stained at the end). The very charming engravings are skillfully executed by J. R. Schillenberg, R. Brichet, a.m.o. The text was selected by Lavater himself from parts of the monumental German first edition, and translated into Dutch by J.W. v.d. Haar. - BMN II, 39.
Estimated Price: € 160

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