Greek vases: an early systematical explanation

Panofka, T.

Recherches sur les véritables noms des vases grecs et sur leurs différens usages, d'après les auteurs et les monumens anciens.

Published 1829
Item ID 70350
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Paris, Rey et Gravier, 1829. Folio (54.2 x 35.0 cm). 64 pp.; nine engraved plates. Original printed boards.

The only edition of this finely illustrated work by the German (later French) historian and archaeologist Theodor Sigismund Panofka (1800-1858). The author gathered information on the names and usage of Greek vases during his travels in Italy in 1823 and 1829. In Naples he made extensive notes on the vases in the local museum. This work is perhaps the first to treat Greek vases systematically. Brunet states 1830 as the publishing date. Very rare. There are no copies on the internet, and no auction records in the last 50 years, perhaps longer. Scattered spotting to the boards and text leaves, the plates hardly affected at all. A very good copy. Brunet, 29618.

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