Bagge, Johan Fredric
Title: Nya jurnalisten eller Utvalda samlingar i blandade ämnen hämtade i synnerhet utur de nyaste och bästa engelska jurnaler. Till nytta och nöje för medborgare af bägge könen
Book Condition: Very Good+
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Örebro [Sweden] tryckt hos Nils Magnus Lindh 1808
Seller ID: 38643
320 pages; Third volume only -- [Tredje Delen]. Contemporary brown quarter calf over marbled boards, flat spine decoratively stamped in gilt and blind. An attractive binding. Frontispiece and three folding engraved plates. The frontispiece depicts a much admired masterpiece by the German sculptor Johann August Nahl (1710 – 1781), the monumental brass figure made in honour of Maria Magdalena Langhans, a clergyman's wife who died giving birth, in the floor of the church Hindelbank in the Bern Canton - this brass was one of the most noted works of sculpture in the 18th century; its admirers included Goethe. The other plates depict the Greenwich Hospital, Windsor Castle, and Windsor Great Park. Scattered light toning and minimal foxing. The plates are lovely, and the binding is handsome. To repeat, this is just the third volume of these travel essays by the Swedish writer John Fredric Bagge, who died in 1805. The author is best known for a work on which he spent 18 years: 'Beskrifning om upstaden Örebro' -- published by the Kongl. Tryckeriet i Stockholm, 1785. (OCLC Number: 186811971 mistakenly lists this work as written by the printer / publisher, Nils Magnus Lindh). As one might hope, the National Library of Sweden gets it right -- treating this as a serial (volumes 1-3 issued, 1807-8, and listing Bagge as author/editor -- [see NummerbeteckningarLIBRIS-ID:13427681]. Text entirely in Swedish.
Johann August Nahl Maria Magdalena Langhans Greenwich Hospital Windsor Castle Windsor Great Park Swedish Travel Writers