Reise nach Bayern und Tyrol.
Anonymous (A. Quack).
8vo. 136pp. Blind-embossed green cloth with gold lettering on cover in original mylar jacket. Original handwritten diary of a 20 day trip in the mid-nineteenth century through Upper Bavaria, Salzburg, Tirol (Austria) and parts of Swabia. Signed by A. Quack on bottom margin of first two pages. The diary is most likely written by him, his name is listed at rear with the other sudents who were part of the trip. Also lists names of teachers, cities and places visited. In German, original cursive hand. Diary begins on Monday, 13th July and ends on Saturday, August 1st (no year given). The trip most likely took place in 1857, 1863 or 1868. Illustrated with 8 full-page engravings (* see below) after drawings by J. Riegel, K. Gunkel, J. M. Bayer, B. Schwartz, M. Bayrer, Scheuchzer, H. Schönfeld, Ed. Mauch. Plates engraved by J. Poppel, J. Riegel, K. Gunkel, J. Buhl, H. W., F. Abresch. Each engraving protected by tissue guard. The last plate shows the Ulmer Münster (Ulm cathedral) which to this day is the tallest cathedral (530 ft) in the world and probably the finest example of Gothic church architecture in Germany. Minor age wear and scuffing on binding. Head and tail of spine chipped. Hinges starting, paper split along gutter on front and rear endpapers. Discoloration on tissue guards. Sporadic foxing to margins of plates, affecting some engravings slightly. Heavy foxing to first engraving. Slight age toning to outer edges of interior pages. In overall very good condition. UNIQUE MANUSCRIPT.
* Engravings: Ruhmeshalle bei München / Die Neue Pinakothek in München / Salzburg / Zell in Tyrol / Ansicht von Insbruck / Hohenschwangau / Ulm von der Ziegella(e)nde aus / Das Münster zu Ulm
Book ID: 23084