Abhandlungen einer Privatgesellschaft von Naturforschern und Oekonomen in Oberdeutschland...Erster Band [all published]
by SCHRANK, Franz von Paula, ed
Engraved folding frontis. & five folding engraved plates. xv, , 339 pp. 8vo, orig. grey boards, red leather lettering piece on spine. Munich: J. Lindauer, 1792. First edition of this collection of sixteen monographs of scientific, natural historical, and practical articles written by the members of a private scientific society established at Ingolstadt, of which Schrank was the informal leader. The authors include Schrank (six essays on ornithology, botany, and geology); Joseph Bernhard Haim, a mining official at Salzburg (chemical and mineralogical observations); Johann Evangelist Helfenzrieder, professor of mathematics at Ingolstadt (on aeronautics and lightning rods); Matthias Brunswiser, physician at Burghausen (on city cemeteries); Kaspar Melchior Balthasar Schroll, professor of mining at Salzburg (on a new kind of oven); and Franz Seraphim Zallinger zum Thurn, professor of physics at Innsbruck (on advancements in cartography). Fine copy from the Wittelsbach library of the dukes and kings of Bavaria. Scarce. (Inventory #: 5484)
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