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St. Petersburgh. A Journal of Travels to and from that Capital; Through Flanders, the Rhenish provinces, Prussia, Russia, Poland, Silesia, Saxony, the Federated States of Germany, and France. ... In two volumes. Vol. I (+ II). London: Henry Colburn, New Burlington Street 1828.
London, Colburn 1828.. 1 (weißes) Blatt; 1 Frontispiz; XXXII; 582 Seiten, 17 Abbildungen auf Tafeln, sowie zahlreiche weitere im Text; 1 (weißes) Blatt + 1 (weißes) Blatt; 1 mehrf. gef. Tafel als Frontispiz; XII; 742 Seiten, 18 Abbildungen auf Tafeln, sowie zahlreiche weitere im Text; 1 Blatt (Errata); 1 (weißes) Blatt. 13, (davon 1 gefaltete) Aquatinta-Tafeln, 15 Holzschnitt-Tafeln und 9 gestochene Pläne, insgesamt mit 70 Abbildungen, allen, davon sind 33 Textillustrationen ! Zwei dekorative Halblederbände der Zeit über je 5 (falschen) Bünden mit dezenter Rückenvergoldung, Blindprägung und je zwei verschiedenfarbigen, goldgeprägten Titelrückenschildern. Mit Lederecken und allseitig marmoriertem Schnitt. (22,3 x 14,8 cm) 8°.. Ein Besuch bei Goethe im Jahre 1828. Erstausgabe. 1st edition. Abbey (Travel) 25. Cat. Russica G 1064. Die Einbände mit leichten Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren, etwas berieben und bestoßen, besonders an den Kapitalen und Ecken. Innen vereinzelt etwas fleckig, dort mehr, wo einzelne der Seidenpapierchen fehlen, wie bei den Frontispizen, die eigentlich den Abklatsch der Abbildungen auf die gegenüberliegende Seite verhindern sollen. Alles in allem jedoch noch schöne und dekorative Ausgabe mit interessanten Abbildungen in verschiedenen Techniken. Auf den Innendeckeln je ein größeres Exlibris "Brisbane of Brisbane, Curacao", auf den fliegenden Vorsätzen recto ein weiteres Exlibris "Brisbane", ebenfalls - jedoch hier größer wiedergegeben - mit dem Motto "Certamine Summo" (Mit größtem Eifer). Die große Reise des bekannten englischen Allgemeinmediziners und Gynäkologen Granville (* Mailand 1783 - 1872 Dover +) führte von Flandern über die Rheinprovinzen, durch Preußen nach Rußland und letztlich zum Ziel, dem Hof und St. Peterburg. Zurück ging es durch Polen, Schlesien, Sachsen, weitere deutsche Kleinstaaten und über Frankreich zurück nach England. Auf der Rückreise besuchte der vielfältigst, u.a. besonders an Balneologie interessierte Arzt am 2. Januar 1828 auch Johann Wolfgang von Goethe und Weimar (vergl. Band II, S. 674 ff) mit dem er u.a. über Übersetzungen und europäische Sprachen im Allgemeinen, sowie den Faust im Speziellen sprach, von dem er beeindruckt und mit zwei Goethe zeigenden Medaillen beschenkt schied. Der Dichterfürst seinerseits war jedenfalls weniger an Granville's Hobby-Erkenntnissen über Mumien, als an Berichten aus erster Hand über St. Petersburg interessiert. In seinem Tagebuch vom 02.01.1828 heißt es darüber lapidar: "... Meldete sich A . B. Granville. M. D. de la societe Royale de London et de l'Academie Imperiale des sciences de Petersbourgh. Medicin de S. A. R. le Duc de Clarence, Grand Admiral d' Angleterre. Das Portefeuille für Eisenach aufgesucht. Herr und Frau von Hopffgarten von Eisenach zum Besuche. Des Herrn Granville Versuche über die ägyptischen Mumien. Mittag Dr. Eckermann. ..." Siehe auch "Goethes Leben von Tag zu Tag" Band VIII, S. 14. Auf Seite 674 eine Abbildung des Goethe-Hauses in Weimar. [Sankt Peterburg; St. Petersburg] Anmerkungen zum Autor: "Augustus Bozzi Granville b.1783 d.3 March 1872 MD Pavia(1802) LRCP(1817) FRS(1818) Augustus Bozzi Granville, M.D., was born at Milan in 1783, and was the third son of Carlo Bozzi, the postmaster-general in that city. He was educated in the first instance by the Bamabite fathers at Milan, then at the collegiate school of Merate, and in 1799, on the advice of the celebrated Rasori, a friend of his family, applied himself to the study of physic, and was entered at the university of Pavia. He spent three years there, attended the lectures of Rasori, Joseph Frank, Spallanzani, Scarpa, and Volta, and graduated doctor of medicine 28th August, 1802. After travelling for some time in Greece and other eastern parts, he visited Spain and Portugal, and at Lisbon, in March,1807, joined the British squadron in the capacity of assistant-surgeon. In due course he rose to the rank of surgeon, and continued in the navy until 1813, when he retired on half-pay. Dr. Granville had a natural aptitude for acquiring languages and having made good use of the opportunities of doing so, which his travels had afforded him, was by this time master of many tongues. In addition to other avocations at this time, he acted occasionally as translator and interpreter to the Foreign Office, as courier and as foreign correspondent. Having determined to practise as a physician in London, he, with the consent of his family, assumed the maternal surname of Granville in addition to that of Bozzi, by which he had previously been known. By the advice of his friend, Sir Walter Farquhar, he applied himself to midwifery, and in 1816 proceeded to Paris, where he remained for eighteen months, studying midwifery under Capuron and Deveux at the Maternite, and the diseases of women and children at the Hopital des Femmes and the Hopital des Enfants. Returning to London, he settled in Savile-row, and on the 22nd December, 1817, was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians, and in 1818, a fellow of the Royal Society. Through the recommendation of Sir Walter Farquhar and several distinguished persons, English and foreign, to whom he had become known in the course of his travels abroad, he soon got into practice as an accoucheur, and for several years enjoyed a considerable business in that department. Twice had he to visit Russia in his medical capacity, first in 1827, in charge of the countess Woronzow to St. Petersburg; and secondly in 1849, to attend the princess Tczernicheff, the wife of the Russian Minister of War at St. Petersburg, in her confinement. In 1835, Dr. Granville's attention was attracted to the mineral waters, first of Germany and then of England, the more important of which in both countries he personally visited and minutely examined. Becoming convinced of their value in the treatment of disease, he devoted himself, with characteristic energy and determination, to making them more generally known and appreciated in this country than they then were. His work, The Spas of Germany became, in some sort, the text-book for those seeking information on the subject, and its author the great authority to whom invalids in England resorted for guidance in the selection of a spa suited to their individual cases. In 1841, appeared his work on the English Waters and Health resorts, The Spas of England and Principal Sea Bathing Places in three volumes. Very early in the course of his investigations, Dr. Granville formed a high opinion of the value of the Kissingen waters, and from the year 1840 down to 1868, was in the habit of spending about three months of every year, from June to September, as a practising physician at Kissingen, after which he returned to London for the remainder of the year. In 1858, he paid a flying visit to Vichy and its springs, and on his return to London sent to the press a sketch of their chemical and physical characters, and of their efficacy in the treatment of various diseases. Dr. Granville retained his activity and energy to an unusually late period of his life. In 1863, he completed his eightieth year, and until then had not felt that he was an old man. But from that date, age seemed to creep upon him fast. His intellect was undimmed, but his bodily strength became enfeebled, though he was able to continue his summer visits to Kissingen as late as the year 1868, when he had a most brilliant season, surrounded by numbers of his old patients, all of whom seemed to have gone to Kissingen to consult him for the last time. On his return to England, he determined never to leave it again, and having finally relinquished practice, he commenced writing his autobiography. In 1871, he left London to spend the winter at Dover, and died there 3rd March, 1872, aged eighty-nine. Dr. Granville was a man of good natural abilities which he cultivated in a manner calculated to lead to success in the course of life to which he devoted himself. He had travelled much, he spoke many modern languages, he was easy and entertaining in conversation, and he sought society and entered largely into it. As a physician, his attentions to his patients were unremitting, he was full of resources, and had great confidence in his own powers, a feeling which he had the faculty of imparting to others; he was a good nurse and a better cook, qualities which did him good service on many occasions, and contributed, in no slight degree, to the entire trust reposed in him by many of his patients. His autobiography, an interesting work, The Autobiography of A. B. Granville, M.D., F.R.S., being eighty-five years of the Life of a Physician edited by his daughter, appeared in two volumes, 8vo., in 1874. Dr. Granville was a volum...
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