Ansichten von Frankfurt am Main und seiner Umgegend.
Small folio (224 x 284 mm). 2 vols. (12), 376 pp. (8), 283, (1) pp. With 2 engraved title pages, 25 engraved plates (mostly after Radl), and 1 folding population table. Without the folding map of Frankfurt. Contemporary red morocco, richly gilt to spine and covers with gilt spine label; leading edges gilt, gilt inner dentelle around silk endpapers; all edges gilt.
First edition of this historical and topographical description of Frankfurt and numerous towns in the Anterior Taunus aera. A unique luxury copy on wove paper, very wide-margined and in a magnificent contemporary morocco binding. The flyleaf of the first volume bears an autograph inscription by the famous Frankfurt bookseller Hermann Joseph Baer (1811-81) to the Frankfurt-born educator Carl Bernhard Greiss in Wiesbaden (1809-73): "Seinem Freunde Dr. C. B. Greiss / Frankfurt a. M., den 13. März 1864 / Hermann Joseph Baer".
Bindings slightly rubbed; insignificant bumping to lower spine-ends. Some foxing to interior, with some waterstaining to the first leaves of the second volume, otherwise a very appealingly preserved luxury copy of the finest collection of views of Frankfurt published in its time.
Brunet III, 669 (VI, 26661). Kayser I, 78.