Dreyhaupt, Johann Christoph von. Pagus neletici et nudzici, oder Ausführliche diplomatisch-historische Beschreibung des zum [...] Hertzogthum Magdeburg gehörigen Saal-Creyses, und aller darinnen befindlichen Städte, Schlösser, Aemter, Rittergüter, adelichen Familien, Kirchen, Clöster, Pfarren und Dörffer, insonderheit der Städte Halle, Neumarckt, Glaucha, Wettin, Löbegün, Cönnern und Alsleben [...].

Halle, Waisenhaus, 1755.

Folio. 2 parts and 2 addenda in 1 vol. (26), 1108, (20) pp. (22), 974 [but: 972], (20) pp. 232 pp. 221, (1) pp. Both title pages printed in red and black. With engr. frontispiece, engr. portrait, 61 plates (some folding), 57 engravings in the text, and 34 woodcuts in the text. Contemp. calf with giltstamped label to attractively gilt spine. All edges marbled. Coloured endpapers.

Second edition (first printed in 1749/50). Principal work of the Halle jurist and historian J. C. von Dreyhaupt (1699-1768), in which he published for the first time "copious archival material, including hundreds of documents, biographies, and genealogies" (cf. DBE). "Still indispensable to anyone studying the time and area" (cf. NDB). "Model of a town chronicle" (cf. ADB).

Rarely encountered complete with both addenda (dated 1749 and 1750). With views of Alsleben, Cönnern, Giebichenstein, Löbegrün, and Wettin, seven buildings in Halle, plans, portraits, coats of arms, coins, seals, script specimens, etc.

Monumental binding slightly rubbed. Ms. genealogical note pertaining to the Malsch family of Halle on verso of frontispiece (dated 1850). 5 engravings (pt. 1: 4-6; pt. 2: 40, 41) show large tears and strong wrinkling. Occasional slight brownstaining; very clean altogether.

Engelmann 865f. Cf. NDB IV, 124. ADB V, 407. Cf. Thieme/Becker XV, 129.