Freiherr von Hormayr, Joseph.


Im vereine mit mehreren gelehrten und kunstfreunden bearb. und hrsg. durch ... Wien, Härter sche Buchhandlung 1823-5
9 vols. bound in 21. Bound in are 12 folding tables, 26 plates/ports., 18 folding plates, 9 folding plans, 9 half titles. Loosely included are 14 folding plates, 9 folding plans, 25 plates/ports., 7 half titles, 11 folding tables (some duplication). German text. Some browning, contemporary half calf with marbled boards, minor variations in leather, some wear and minor loss to extremties. Joseph Hormayr Freiherr zu Hortenburg, (1781-1848). ‘He was the first to try to relate the history of the city to the great European events, as models for the engravings in this work Hormayr dedicated a new epoch to the legal history of Vienna: he made the most important old legal documents (including the oldest city privileges) known to a wider circle, the work is rich in material, but unreliable.’ ‘... collation of this important work for the history of Vienna is usually exceedingly difficult, since the number of engravings and lithographs varies ...’
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