Luzern: Druck von U Müller, 1849.
Hardcover. Fair with no dust jacket. Item #10187
3" spine front edge tear at head, 2" tears at tail on both edges, tear to spine cloth along entire front edge, edgeworn, some shaken portions of 1st and 2nd Heft with pages 41-48 detached but present and some 2" tears, random foxing, light tone, wear. Still serviceable and solid hardcover. ; First 12 issues, complete first year of publication, bound with cloth spine and marbled paper boards, darkened paper spine label. The editor, J Pfyffer zu Neueck (1798-1853), was a Swiss who spend 1819 to 1827 serving as in a Dutch colonial regiment in Java, returning to work for the Swiss government in Luzern in 1830, and was known for his travel writing. Illustrations [12 Bilder und 3 Lieder mit Musikkompositionen], many Lith v Bd Eglin in Luzern, include engraved frontispiece of traveller; Die Schellenpeter; song Mis Blümli; Die Karavane der Mekkapilger; Die Heimathlosen; song Nur Du; untitled kampong scene illustrating article on Java; Das Goldsuchen (wonderful satirical illustration for article on California Gold Rush); Heilbadeanstalt von U Müller zum Lindenhof in Luzern; song Der Verliebte; Das Schüttenfest; Dir Moscher von Sultan Ahmed in Konstantinopel; folding plate of cutaway of three-masted. three-decker sailing ship-of-the-line; mother with two children in yard with dog and bird in cage; plate with six ethnographic heads illustrating different human types: Europaer, Patagonier, Chinese, Amerikaner (Californien), Neu-Holländer (Insel Arub), and Nord Amerikaner (Konza Krieger). Bookseller's stamp, I. Ferd. Wangler Sohn, Luzern, on flyleaf and at foot of last (index) page. There was at least one additional year for this periodical, and Pfyffer zu Neueck died in 1853. An uncommon mid-nineteenth-century Swiss travel periodical. ; Erster Jahrgang; Heft 1-12; 356 pages.