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BRÖNDSTED, Peter Oluf (1780--1842)
[Voyages dans la Grèce. Prospectus]
Voyages dans la Grèce accompagnés de recherches archéologiques, ... ouvrage orné d'un grand nombre de monuments inédits, récemment découverts, ainsi que de cartes et de vignettes. Dédié à S. M. le Roi de Danemark, par P.O. Bröndsted.
[Paris]: Imprimerie de Firmin Didot, rue Jacob, No 24, [1825].
4 p. ; 24.8 cm. (4°)

Drop-head title. Text dated at end 'Paris, Décembre 1825.' The work was to be based on the author's expeditions of 1811--13 and 1820--21 (the former in the company of Dr. Georg Koës, Baron Karl Haller von Hallerstein, Jacob Linckh and Baron Otto Magnus von Stackelberg - Koës and Hallerstein in fact died during the course of the expedition). It is proposed here in separate French and German editions, to be issued apparently simultaneously in eight livraisons, three or four of which were promised by the end of the following year, the remainder within the next two or three years. The prospectus includes details of the contents proposed for each livraison, the first being announced for January 1826. The price to subscribers per livraison was 40 fr. for ordinary copies 'grand in-4º, papier fin' and 60 fr. for copies on 'papier vélin' (rising to 45 and 70 fr. respectively for non-subscribers after publication of the 4th livraison). There were also to be fifty copies of the French edition only printed 'in-fol. papier vélin' at 84 fr. each (or 100 fr. for non-subscribers after the 4th livraison). Only two of the eight planned instalments of the work were in fact published by Firmin Didot as planned in simultaneous French and German editions in 1830. The former covered antiquities on the island of Keos and the latter was devoted to the Parthenon; neither is present in Soane's library. According to an ALs in the Soane Archive dated 17 May 1826, Brøndsted twice visited the Museum, as a result of which he wrote to offer Soane a small but interesting collection of Greek sculptured and archi-/ tectonick marbles and terra cottas in my possession and excavated / by myself especially in Greece, but also, partly, in the ruins / of ancient towns in Italy. ... / The architectonick marbles may be detached / from the two statues, and I think indeed that six original and / carefully choosen pieces, from three of the finest temples / still existing in Greece, would do remarkably well in such a / Museum as Yours. The collection had been previously been offered to the British Museum. (Priv. Corr. XVI.F.53).

Copy Notes Possibly sent to Soane with the ALs from Brøndsted mentioned in the general note, which refers to an enclosed list or short historical notice.

Binding Loose bifolium.

Reference Number 1795


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