Gottsched, Johann Christoph (ed.). Geschichte der königlichen Akademie der schönen Wissenschaften zu Paris, darinnen zugleich unzählige Abhandlungen aus allen freyen Künsten, gelehrten Sprachen, und Alterthümern, enthalten sind. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt.

Leipzig, Johann Paul Krauß, 1749-1757.

8vo. 11 vols. With 6 engraved frontispieces, 3 engraved headpieces, 76 (mostly folding) engraved plates, and several engravings in the text. Contemporary calf. All edges red.


First German edition.

Translation of the "Histoire de l'Académie Royale des Inscriptions de Belles Lettres", containing articles on archaeology, linguistics, history, numismatics, biographies of members of the Academy, etc., including on Mount Vesuvius; Piracy; ivory carvings; nicknames and mocking names; the first printed book, etc.

Bindings rubbed and bumped; spine-ends and hinges damaged, upper cover of vol. 6 is loose. Some engravings wrinkled or showing tears; others loose.

Cf. Fromm 11749. Goedeke III, 362, 15. Kirchner 164.