Owned by Archduke Charles Louis of Saxe-Teschen and the economist Oskar Morgenstern

(Lichnowsky, Felix). Erinnerungen aus den Jahren 1837, 1838 und 1839.

Frankfurt/Main, Johann David Sauerländer, 1841.

8vo. 2 volumes. (6), 376 pp. 396, (4) pp. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards with giltstamped spine. Marbled endpapers.


First edition of the memoirs of Lichnowsky (1814-48), in which he recounts his military service during the First Carlist War in Spain, on the Carlists' side. Lichnowsky, a member of the Frankfurt parliament, would later be murdered by armed insurgents during the September crisis of 1848.

Occasional light foxing. Provenance: from the library of Archduke Charles Louis of Saxe-Teschen (1771-1847), bound for him with his "CL" monogram on the spine and with his Albertina library labels to pastedowns. Later in the collection of the noted economist Oskar Morgenstern (1902-77), from whose descendants the volume was acquired. In collaboration with the mathematician John von Neumann, the German-born Morgenstern, who taught at Princeton University, founded the mathematical field of game theory and its application to economics.

ADB XVIII, 533f.

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