Estimate: £200 - £300
Sold For: £250
Geschichte der Abiponer, einer Berittenen und Kriegerischen Nation in Paraguay..., 3 volumes, 1st edition, Vienna: Joseph Edlen von Kurzbek, 1783-1784,
frontispiece, four engraved plates, one engraved map, and one table (some folding), map with short handling tear, some spotting to plates (lightly to map), each front free endpaper with early ink shelfmark to verso, each front pastedown with shelfmark label, contemporary sprinkled half calf gilt, covers gilt-stamped with arms of The Society of Writers to the Signet, contrasting spine labels; somewhat rubbed, extremities worn, volume 1 joints split, volume 2 rear joint slightly split, 8vo
Borba de Moraes I, 228: Sabin 20413. Borba de Moraes notes the existence of this German edition dated 1783-4 (therefore predating the Latin edition of 1784) but does not appear to have seen a copy. One other copy of this rare first edition in the original German traced at auction. One copy only listed on Copac.