1827-35 Lutz: First geographical encyclopedia of Switzerland 5 vols.
1827-35 Lutz: First geographical encyclopedia of Switzerland 5 vols.
1827-35 Lutz: First geographical encyclopedia of Switzerland 5 vols.
1827-35 Lutz: First geographical encyclopedia of Switzerland 5 vols.

1827-35 Lutz: First geographical encyclopedia of Switzerland 5 vols.

€175,00

Lutz, Markus

Vollständige Beschreibung des Schweizerlandes oder geographisch-statistisches Hand-Lexikon über alle in gesammter Eidsgenossenschaft befindlichen Kantone, Bezirke, Kreise, Aemter. Berge, Thäler, Seen, Flüsse, Bäche und Heilquellen nach alphabetischer Ordnung.

2. durchaus umgearb. und viel verm. Ausgabe. 5 Volumes. (Including the Supplement). XII/480 p.; 503 p.; 536 p., [2]; 304 p., [2]; 475 p, 2 Bl.

Original half cloth. 

Barth 17450. Wäber 60. Engelmann 917. 

Complete set of this first geographical encyclopedia of Switzerland, a much revised and augmented edition of "Geographisch-statistisches Handlexikon der Schweiz" (1822). The main work of Markus Lutz (1772-1835), it is the precursor of the still consulted "Geographisches Lexikon der Schweiz" (1902-1920). Volumes I-III form the alphabetically arranged encyclopedia, volume IV contains additions and emendations, plus a topographical statistical essay on the Duchy of Savoy. A French edition was published in 1839. This set includes the rare supplement of 1835.

Some light staining throughout. Minor wear to bindings.