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Borheck, Georg Heinrich

Entwurf einer Anweisung zur Landbaukunst, nach ökonomischen Grundsätzen. Zweite, umgearbeitete und vermehrte Ausgabe.

Göttingen, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 1792.

Reference: 9992
Price: £985 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. 2 vols. (12) + 220pp, 7 engraved plates ; xxii + 234pp, 10 engraved plates (one neatly repaired for tear, without loss). Contemporary full calf, gilt spines, neatly rebacked using original spines. Eighteenth century German armorial bookplates, with motto NIL DESPERANDUM.

Second edition, revised and enlarged, of a very competent treatise on farm buildings by the Göttingen-based architect Georg Heinrich Borheck (1751-1834), subsequently well known as the architect of the University of Göttingen’s astronomical observatory, built to his designs from 1803 onwards. The first edition of Borheck’s book had appeared in 1781, but it is this edition that was most commonly used and cited. Of its two volumes, the first is chiefly devoted to buildings for livestock and for storage of crops, while the second deals with the design of farm houses, farm cottages, school houses, residences for Protestant clergymen and their churches. Berlin Cat 2035 (this edition) ; not in BAL Cat.