B H Brockes translation of James Thomson's The Seasons, 1745. Jahres-Zeiten des Herrn Thomson
Herrn B. H. Brockes, Com. Palat. Caes. und Rahts-Herrn der Kayserl. freyen Reichs-Stadt Hamburg, aus dem Englischen übersetzte Jahres-Zeiten des Herrn Thomson. Zum Anhange des Irdischen Vergnügens in Gott. Mit Kupfern.
Scarce first German translation of 'The Seasons' by Scottish Poet James Thomson (1700-1748). Translated by Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1680-1747), the German Poet. Text in German and English.
Published by Christian Herold, Hamburg, 1745. First edition.
A very good copy in original hardback with vellum. The covers are discolored and worn and the book labelled by handwritten script at the head of the spine. Text is very good throughout and contains the frontispiece plate as well as the four additional full page plates denoting each season, as called for. First free endpaper carries inscription in ink from 1841 describing the book.
Prelims + 543pp.
Approximately 177mm high x 115mm wide x 31mm deep.
Weight approximately 372g unpacked.