Krapf, Franz Philipp. Handbuch der Zoll- und Staats-Monopols-Ordnung.

Innsbruck, Wagner, 1840.

8vo. 3 vols. LXXXVIII, (8), 406 pp. 376 pp. 378, (4) pp. Contemporary green calf with title to richly gilt spine, giltstamped cover fillets, inner dentelle, and white silk endpapers. All edges gilt.


Splendid copy of the first edition of this standard reference book with calligraphic letter of dedication (in watercolours and gold) for Archduke Rainer Joseph of Austria, Viceroy of Lombardy and Venetia (1783-1853). Includes an autogr. 3-page letter by the author to Archduke Rainer (dated 25 Nov. 1840): "As now the third and last volume of my manual has left the press, I take the liberty of presenting your Royal Highness with a copy, begging you to receive it with grace. I thus complete the task vested in me [...]”.

Decorative bindings slightly rubbed at edges and corners, otherwise fine.


Humpert 10325.

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