Vorschule der Kunstmythologie [AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT COPY]. August Emil Braun, Auguste Emil Braun.
Vorschule der Kunstmythologie [AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT COPY]
Vorschule der Kunstmythologie [AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT COPY]
Vorschule der Kunstmythologie [AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT COPY]
Vorschule der Kunstmythologie [AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT COPY]
Vorschule der Kunstmythologie [AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT COPY]
Vorschule der Kunstmythologie [AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT COPY]
Vorschule der Kunstmythologie [AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT COPY]
Vorschule der Kunstmythologie [AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT COPY]
Vorschule der Kunstmythologie [AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT COPY]
Vorschule der Kunstmythologie [AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT COPY]
Vorschule der Kunstmythologie [AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT COPY]
Vorschule der Kunstmythologie [AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT COPY]
Vorschule der Kunstmythologie [AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT COPY]
Vorschule der Kunstmythologie [AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT COPY]
Vorschule der Kunstmythologie [AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT COPY]
Vorschule der Kunstmythologie [AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT COPY]
Vorschule der Kunstmythologie [AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT COPY]
Vorschule der Kunstmythologie [AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT COPY]
Vorschule der Kunstmythologie [AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT COPY]

Vorschule der Kunstmythologie [AN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT COPY]

Gotha: J. Perthes [Justus Perthes], 1854. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. A Very Good + to Near Fine copy of the First Edition, First printing, in the EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET with the book's author, title, and a small decoration appearing on the dust jacket's front panel in black, the mirror image of which appear on the volume's front board in gilt. (None of the foregoing appear either on the volume's or dust jacket's spine.) The dust jacket has kept volume's original brown cloth in a remarkably clean condition. Because of the dust jacket's presence, the front board's deep brown color has been well-preserved and the front board's gilt remains remarkably bright. The volume shows some bumping and rubbing to the leading corners of each board as well as some rubbing to the spine ends, a bit of curving to the boards, and a short split to the upper portion of the front joint. [The volume was issued in a perfectbound format and most of the leaves had come loose before the volume came into our possession. The leaves have been professionally reattached and the volume is in a quite solid condition.] Within, the leaves (which include 65 pages of text and 100 Plates) show heavy foxing to the earliest and last few pages (including to the earliest and last plates) and almost all of the plates show much less -- and scattered -- foxing. (The attached images show a number of the plates selected totally at random.) The dust jacket shows foxing, particularly to the front panel, some rubbing, and some repaired tears and chips, as well as a small hole to the rear panel. To the jacket's verso an old piece sheet of paper has been (unnecessarily) affixed. The Plates show Greek god figures and mythological scenes such as Zeus, Jupiter, Neptune, Pluton (a/k/a Hades), Demeter, Kora, Hestia, Kronos, Rhea, Apollon (Apollo), Artemis, Athene, Aphrodite, Ares, Hermes, Hephaestos, Romulus and Remus. A German Archaeologist, Emil Braun, in 1833, accepted an invitation from his fellow German Archaeologist, Eduard Gerhard, to go to Berlin. While there, Braun decided to change his career and to thereafter devote his efforts to Art History. Later that year, Braun and Gerhard went to Rome, where Braun became a librarian. Thereafter, Braun became the secretary to the German Archaeological Institute where he established a galvano-plastic workshop which issued many reproductions of antique art objects as well as casts of modern works. The book itself is scarce to the market and, as mentioned above, this copy wears its EXCEEDINGLY RARE DUST JACKET. There are only about 20 books known from all countries with surviving publisher's printed dust jackets produced up to the mid-nineteenth century, aside from a few annuals, and this is one of them. Such jackets from the later 1860s or early 1870s turn up now and then, but such jackets from the early to mid 1850s almost never appear. The volume itself is SCARCE to the market and, as it wears its EXCEEDINGLY RARE 1854 DUST JACKET, this copy is of GENUINE HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE. Very good / very good. Item #2953

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