Lot 146: Rare 4 Volume “Iconographic Encyclopedia of Science, Literature, and Art” By J. G. Heck, 1851
October 22, 2016
St. Augustine, FL, USALive Auction
Description: This is a Rare Antique 4 Volume “Iconographic Encyclopedia of Science, Literature, and Art” By J. G. Heck, 1851. These 4 books are in great condition for their age with average page coloring and wear, as shown. All 4 books have strong binding with some cover wear. Covers are accented with gold lettering on the spine, marbled hard cover, and marbled edged pages. “Iconographic Encyclopedia of Science, Literature, and Art. Systematically arranged by J.G. Heck: Translated from the German, with Additions, and Edited by Spencer F Baird, A.M., M.D., Professor of Natural Sciences in Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.” : Illustrated by Five Hundred Steel Plates, containing upwards of Twelve Thousand Engravings. In Four Volumes New York: 1851 Rudolph Garrigue, Publisher, 2 Barclay Street (Astor House)”. Volume I: Mathematics and Astronomy, Physics and Meteorology, Chemistry, Mineralogy, Geognosy and Geology; Volume II: Botany, Zoology, Anthropology, and Surgery; Volume III: Geography and Planography, History and Ethnology, Military Sciences, Naval Sciences; Volume IV: Architecture, The Fine Arts, Technology”. New York D. Appleton and Company 346 and 348 Broadway M.DCCC.LX- Entered, according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1849 by Rudolph Garrigue, NY.. There are very few illustrations in this printed version, even though it is mentioning steel plates and engravings. Each volume is measuring approximately 7.25” x 10.25” x 2’. Please view the photos, or in person carefully to determine the age, condition, and quality of this lot. Please Note: All items are sold As-is, Where-is, with no warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied. We DO NOT offer Refunds, Returns or Exchanges. All sales are Final. We want you to be happy with your purchases, so please preview the items carefully before bidding. We do our best to describe items, but it is your responsibility to determine accuracy, authenticity, condition, age, quality, etc. If you are not certain about an item, please do not Bid without satisfying your concerns beforehand.