Sammlung von Johann Christian Günthers, aus Schlesien, bis anhero herausgegebenen Gedichten, 1751
Sammlung von Johann Christian Günthers, aus Schlesien, bis anhero herausgegebenen Gedichten. Auf das neue übersehen, und in einer bessern Wahl und Ordnung Mit einem Anhang und Register, Nebst des Autoris Leben und einer Vorrede von den so nöthigen als nützlichen Eigenschafften der Poesie an das Licht gestellet. Funfte Auflage.
(Collection of Johann Christian Günther's poems from Silesia, previously published. Overlooked anew, and brought to light in a better choice and order with an appendix and index, along with the author's life and a preface about the necessary and useful properties of poetry. Fifth edition.)
By Johann Christian Günthers.
Published by Michael Hubert, Breslau and Leipzig, 1751. Fifth edition. Scarce.
A good, substantial hardback with original calf leather spine and later boards with printed patterned paper design. Spine with substantial wear to the leather. With raised bands and later gilded title label. Original marbled pastedowns have been replaced with more recent patterned paper, but with text block in original state retaining the marbled free endpapers. In addition a few pages of more modern facsimile have been bound into the book - poetry from a different publication.
Endpapers with light marginal staining and some discoloration and age spotting. Text is bright and clean and all pages as called for. Text block is soundly bound. With red toned edges to text block.
With attractive copperplate frontispiece engraving. Text is generally cleaner and brighter than would often be found. A desirable copy.
Frontispiece + Title + 44pp (unnumbered) + 1178pp + 30pp + 1pp + 18pp + 282pp + 10pp + (925-930pp in later facsimile).
Dimensions: 196mm high x 132mm wide x 80mm deep.
Unpacked weight approximately 1216g.