Geschichte der deutschen Sprache.
Large 8vo. 2 vols. XVIII, 564 pp. (2), 565-1035, (1) pp. Contemporary green cloth with blindstamped covers and giltstamped spines.
First edition of this principal work.
Lower hinge of vol. 2 splitting on the inside. Stored in a magnificent giltstamped green half calf portofolio by Jacques P. Desmonts of Norwalk, Connecticut. The native Frenchman Desmonts, born in Bernay in 1938, was long the owner of the renowned New York bookbinding shop James Macdonald. In 1978 he moved the famous establishment to Norwalk, where he passed away in 2008.
Goedeke I, 7. Borst 2294. WG² 43.