Article number: 2044
Stockholm, tryckt hos P. A. Norstedt & Söner, 1831. 8vo. [viii] + iv + 132, [ii], 133–184, [iv], 185–288 pp. + 2 lithographed portraits after Krüger (Alexander von Humboldt and Ludvig Oken) + 1 lithographed view after Hintze, “Utsigt af Harz vid Stekelnberg” (View of Harz by Stekelnberg).
The author’s own copy, signed “MPontin” on title, and with an autograph letter from his wife Johanna Carolina Elfving (1796–1833) bound in at end.
Attractive contemporary-style dark grey boards, red label on title. Some slight foxing and a few marginal repairs, front printed wrapper bound in.
First edition (in Swedish), followed by a German edition in the following year. Magnus af Pontin was accompanied by J. J. Berzelius on this journey to a scientists’ conference in Hamburg in 1830.
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