AMUSEMENS DES EAUX D'AIX-LA-CHAPELLE: OUVRAGE UTILE A CEUX QUI VONT Y PRENDRE LES BAINS, OU QUI SONT DANS L'USAGE DE SES EAUX ; ENRICHI DE TAILLES-DOUCES, QUI REPRÉSENTENT LES VUES & PERSPECTIVES DE CETTE VILLE, DE SES BAINS & FONTAINES, EGLISES & EDIFICES PUBLICS. VOL II ONLY [OF 3]
Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, 1736. Hardcover. Item #41591
1st edition. Full Leather binding with tooled spine with gilt lettering. 8vo, 443 pages. Illustrations throughout. In French. Title translates as, “Water Amusements of Aix-la-chapelle [Aachen]: A Useful Work For Those Who Will Take The Baths There, Or Who Use Its Waters; Enriched With Tailles-douces, Which Represent The Views & Perspectives Of This City, Its Baths & Fountains, Churches & Public Buildings." This volume includes fold-out plates XII though XVII [6 in total], all of which are present, as well as numerous in-text illustrations. Includes fold out illustration of Bain de L’Empereur ‘T Keysers Bad as a frontis. In French. Volume two only. Karl Ludwig was a German writer. He worked in the households of King Frederick William I of Prussia and Frederick the Great. He wrote La Saxe galante and Histoire secrete de la duchesse d'Hanovre, épouse de Georges I. Subjects: Baths -- Germany -- Aachen. Mineral waters. Balneology. Travel. Description and travel. OCLC number: 20181205. A single institution (University of Manchester) lists a 1734 copy; we presume this to be an error as no other copies pre-dating 1736 could be located anywhere. Former Owner’s small ex-libris (obliterated) and small ownership stamp on blak end paper. Some wear to covers, 1st foldout has some tearing along crease. Very Good Condition, attractive binding, plates, illustrations, and text paper. A nice copy. (AC-21-19).