BRAUN, August Emil. 11989



Autograph Letter Signed ‘E.Braun’, relating to the publication of a pamphlet. In Italian. A good one page example, 8 x 5 inches. Instituto di Corrispondenza Archeologica Rome, 18 March 1837. August Emil Braun (1809, in Gotha, Germany – 1856, in Rome) was a German archaeologist. Braun initially studied archaeology and philosophy in Göttingen, then moved to Munich, later Dresden, and 1833 to Berlin, from where he followed Friedrich Wilhelm Eduard Gerhard to Rome. In 1850 Specimens of Ornamental Art Selected From The Best Models Of The Classical Epochs was published in London, compiled by Wilhelm Heinrich Ludwig Gruner and August Emil Braun. It was classed then as it often is today, as one of the finest printed books on the decorative arts that has ever been published. The plates themselves were designed and produced by Gruner while Braun produced the descriptive text that went with the volume.