Acta Litteraria Musei Nationalis Hungarici. Tomus I. [Unicus.]. Jakab Ferdinánd Miller, Antal Haliczky.
Acta Litteraria Musei Nationalis Hungarici. Tomus I. [Unicus.]
Acta Litteraria Musei Nationalis Hungarici. Tomus I. [Unicus.]
Acta Litteraria Musei Nationalis Hungarici. Tomus I. [Unicus.]
The first Hungarian scientific yearbook

Acta Litteraria Musei Nationalis Hungarici. Tomus I. [Unicus.]

Budae [Buda]: Typis Regiae Universitatis Hungaricae, M D CCC XVIII [1818]. First edition. Only this volume was published. Published in only 350 copies. Text in Latin and German. In publisher’s blue wrappers. Title vignette on spine. (1) leaf [frontispiece], (1) leaf [titlepage]; 8, (I)–XXXII, (3), 4–384 p. and 4 plates (one is a folded, hand coloured map). Cover, edges and spine worn. Slight foxing sporadically. Overall in good condition.

The first Hungarian scientific yearbook, however only the first has been published. Published by the Hungarian National Musuem that has been established about 15 years earlier.

With a lithograph frontispiece of Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary the “Protector’” of the Museum by Jean-Baptist Isabey and Blasius Höfel. With the engraved Hungarian coat of arms on title page and three engraved plates and a map of Rézbánya in Transylvania (now: Băița).

The majority of the text is inLatin, about the Museum and its finance, but there are also articles about the numismatic and other collections, even a study in German about the Transylvanian town Rézbánya. The last article is a commemoration about Pál Kitaibel (1757–1817) the recently passed Hungarian botanist and chemist who discovered tellurium and who was the co-author of the three-volume, comprehensive and beautifully illustrated work on the rare plants of Hungary, the “Descriptiones et icones plantarum rariorum Hungariae” (1802–1812).

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Price: €800.00

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