Reisen und Untersuchungen in Griechenland, nebst Darstellung und Eklärung vieler neuentdeckten Denmäler griechischen Styls, und einer kritischen Übersicht aller Unternehmungen dieser Art, von Pausanias bis auf unsere Zeiten. 2 Bde. (Alles ersch.).

Paris, Firmin Didot. 1826-30.

Large 4to. (37 x 27 cm.). 2 volumes, both untrimmed in the original printed yellow boards. Binder's printed label on inside of front boards (Bauzonnet Relieur). Minor inkspots on back board of volume one. Corners on volume two slightly bumped. Original printed titles on spines. XX,129,XXII,(130)-318 pp., and 62 engravings, of which 33 are text illustrations (3 of these coloured and 1 in two colours). Printed on thick, fine paper. Internally fine and clean. Overall an excellent set in completely original condition.

First edition (the French and the German edition published simultaneously) of Bröndsted's magnum opus, his pioneering "Travels and Archaeological Researches in Greece". The work is based on Bröndsted's extensive travels in Greece, and especially the second part, which contains a major study of the Parthenon, is of great significance. 

"Bröndsted was trained in Denmark as an archaeologist and philologist. After travelling in France and Italy for some years he left Italy in 1810 on the company of Haller van Hallerstein, Linckh and Stackelberg with the intention of exploring Greece and Asia Minor. This group was involved in the excavations at Aegina, and together with Cockerell and Foster they also excavated at Bassae." (Blackmer, 214).

Graesse I,546. Brunet I,1273.

Order-nr.: 59847

DKK 18.500,00