STYRIA, Austria: Kurzgefaßte Geschichte der Steiermark [A Short History of Styria].
A first edition of Wartinger's History of Styria was bound in a contemporary decorative green binding.
Author: Josef WARTINGER (1773 - 1861).
Place and Year: Graz: Franz Ferstl 1815.
Technique: Small 8°. , VIII, 162 pp., period green embossed paper binding with gilt title and decoration on spine (Very Good, slightly age-toned, binding slightly worn).
An early printed book on history of Styria, today a part of Austria and Slovenia, was written in 1815 by Josef Wartinger.
Josef Wartinger (1773 - 1861) was the founder and first director of the State Archive of Styria in Graz. In 1811, he was appointed by Archduke John of Austria, to collect all the historical documents on Styria. The book is a result of first researches.
This is an uncommon first edition. The book was later republished in revised editions and also as facsimile.
References: Franz Ilwof: Wartinger, Joseph. In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Band 41, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1896, pp. 202–207.
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