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Inscribed copy from the publisher Christoph Gruner to his sister-in-law Marie Müller, Christmas 1868. In box with Kepler memorabilia, including small portraits of Kepler and his wife; a photo of Kepler's death house in Regensburg (inscribed also to Marie Müller from Gruner); a photo of the Kepler monument in Weil der Stadt (Kepler's birthplace); additional copies of the book's frontispiece portrait of Kepler and the Kepler family crest. Also included is an obituary pamphlet for Gruner (d. 2/29/1872).
Regarding the history of its publishing: Johannes Kepler, Vier Bucher in drei Theilen, written by Edmund Reitlinger and Carl Voldemar von Neumann, edited by C. Gruner, and published by Carl Gruninger in Stuttgart in 1868; this 1st edition (where only Gruner's name appears) was to be the first part of a larger, 4-book, 3-volume Kepler biography, the original vision being Reitlinger's. However, due to editing disagreements between Gruner and Reitlinger, Reitlinger withdrew his participation and the other volumes were never written.
Jan. 1, 1868 through Dec. 31, 1868
MEDIUM: Paper; FORMAT: Book with box; QUANTITY: 1
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