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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, Bagge, Johan Fredric
1 Bagge, Johan Fredric 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
Örebro [Sweden] tryckt hos Nils Magnus Lindh 1808 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 8vo 
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. 
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2 Ek, Karin UR SVENSKA DIKTEN - ANTOLOGI UTGIVEN AV ( Three volumes bound as one )
Stockholm Albert Bonniers 1921 Hardcover Very Good+ 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
1158 pages; Complete three volumes bound as one in mottled half calf over marbled paper boards with matching marbled endpapers. As pictured. Original front wrapper bound in. 328; 314; 416 pp. Original owner's charming bookplate and name on first blank. Leather a bit crazed at spine, but still attractive. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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David von Krafft och den Ehrenstrahlska Skolan   Bidrag till den svenska konsthistorien, Hahr, August
3 Hahr, August David von Krafft och den Ehrenstrahlska Skolan Bidrag till den svenska konsthistorien
Upsala [Sweden] Akademiska Boktryckeriet 1900 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine 8vo 
144 pages; This biography of an important Swedish Court Painter is beautifully and appropriately bound at or near the time of publication by G. Hedberg, Royal bookbinder in Stockholm: black straight-grained morocco over swirl-marbled paper-covered boards, five raised bands on the spine, with elaborate gilt-stamped decoration and central devices depicting an artist's palette with three arrows through the finger hole -- the palette bodies have alternating onlays of red and pale green leather, red label lettered in gilt in the second panel, pale floral endpapers in a Jugendstil pattern, edges of the text block decoratively marbled in a matching style. The binder's ticket is mounted to the lower corner of the front paste-down endpaper: ["G. Hedberg / Kongl. Hofbokbindare / Stockholm"]. The subject is the painter David von Krafft (1655 – 1724), the nephew and student of David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl and his successor (in 1698) as painter to the Swedish Royal Court. Krafft became famous for his portraits of King Charles XII of Sweden, his generals and various members of the Royal court. There are 11 plates including a frontispiece -- halftones from photographs. OCLC Number: 256714773 (no locations in the U.S.) The spine as attractively faded slightly to tan and there is a bit of light rubbing at the corners. Text in Swedish. 5 p.l. 144 & [1, errata] 
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Gardiner Och Gardinuppsättningar [History of the Curtain in Sweden], Hazelius-Berg, Gunnel
4 Hazelius-Berg, Gunnel Gardiner Och Gardinuppsättningar [History of the Curtain in Sweden]
Stockholm Nordiska museet 1962 Paperback Very Good 8vo 
112 pages; Former owner's blind stamp on titlepage, otherwise clean and tight in original pictorial wrappers. Black & white illustrations throughout. 
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Verkligheten Nu - Elsa Agelii, Inga Bjorstedt, Aja Eriksson, Sandra Ikse, Bibi Lovell, Gunwor Nordstrom, Ingalill Sjoblom 12 Oktober - 17 November 1985, Lindblad, Anders
5 Lindblad, Anders Verkligheten Nu - Elsa Agelii, Inga Bjorstedt, Aja Eriksson, Sandra Ikse, Bibi Lovell, Gunwor Nordstrom, Ingalill Sjoblom 12 Oktober - 17 November 1985
Goteborg, Sweden Rohsska Museet 1985 Paperback Very Good 4to 11" - 13" tall 
80 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. Monochrome illustrations of the art works throughout. Formenr owner's blind stamp on first page. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Geographiskt hand-lexicon ofver Nya Testamentets heliga skrifter med philologiska anmårkningar  with the two folding engraved maps, Odmann, Samuel
6 Odmann, Samuel Geographiskt hand-lexicon ofver Nya Testamentets heliga skrifter med philologiska anmårkningar with the two folding engraved maps
Upsala Stenhammar och Palmblad 1812 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good Small 8vo 
238 pages; Contemporary binding: brown half calf over marbled boards, flat spine with gilt stamped decoration and a gilt-lettered label in citron, text block edges decoratively stained blue-green. Two folding engraved maps at the end. A lovely copy of this geographical dictionary of the Holy Land in Swedish. The author, Samuel Ödmann [1750-1829], was a Swedish theologian , naturalist , goegrapher, cultural historian and hymn writer. He was a student a Upsala University, where he was part of the circle of the great natural scientist Linnaeus. After taking a degree in 1772, he settled as pastor at Värmdövägen in 1773 where he developed into a talented naturalist, hunter and fisherman. Based on his studies and experiences in the field, he wrote a number of articles between 1780-1793 in the Royal Academy of Sciences Journal concerning the Smew , Caspian tern , black level , osprey , long-tailed duck , grundmärglan , seals and shrews. Ödmann earned the honor of becomming member number 229 in the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. His active life changed after a bout with chills and fever in the early 1790's. This led him in 1792 to move from Värmdövägen to Uppsala, where he came to spend most of his time writing, eating and sleeping in a single room where he could control the ventilation. Just before the end of the eighteenth century, he became professor of Theology at Uppsala, and was noted as an author and translator of hymns. But, perhaps seeking to expand his mental horizons beyond the confines of his single room, Samuel Ödmann also became a translator of works concerning travel and geography, producing Swedish translations of James Cook , Pierre Sonnerat, Carsten Niebuhr. and others. This handsome geographical lexicon of the Holy Land nicely combined the author's interests and expertise. This 1812 edition is the second; the first version was published in 1799 [Uppsala: Edman, 208 pp.] A lovely copy, with the two folding engraved maps at the rear in perfect condition. A lovely copy; the binding shows just minor rubbing with a bit of cracking along the lower portion of the hinge to the front cover -- it remains sound and handsome. The text block is tight, clean and unmarked. Now scarce, see OCLC: 38192063 [2 locations -- Yale, and Emory University]. 
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SVENSK JUGEND, Stavenow-Hidemark, Elisabeth
7 Stavenow-Hidemark, Elisabeth SVENSK JUGEND
Stockholm Nordiska Museet 1964 Paperback Very Good 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
136 pages; An examination of various decorative arts and crafts of Sweden in the Art Nouveau period. Illustrated with many b&w photographs. Former owner's blindstamp on titlepage, number in ink on copyright page and impression from paperclip, otherwise clean and tight in original pictorial wrappers. 
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Rapporter från Oster, Sydow, Beate
8 Sydow, Beate Rapporter från Oster
Stockholm Kulturhuset Stockholm 1981 First Edition Paperback Very Good 4to 
55 pages; Blindstamp of former owner at foot of titlepage, brief ink note on copyright page, otherwise clean and tight in original stiff colour wrappers. Text in Swedish. Illustrations in colour and b&w. OCLC: 473505912 "Reports from the East" comprises four exhibitions which have the common theme of cultural transformations in Eastern regions. The craftsmen producing Australian indigenous images on bark, the Balinese textile work, the raffia fabrics from Celebes, and the textile creations of contemporary Chinese factories -- all experience to different degrees the threat posed to traditional crafts by the advent of industrialization. Efforts made to keep the creativity and individuality expressed in these bastions of traditional culture. 
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Bikupan [1877-1878] Tidning för söndagsskolan och barnen i hemmet, Various authors
9 Various authors Bikupan [1877-1878] Tidning för söndagsskolan och barnen i hemmet
Göteborg [Sweden] Göteborgs Handelstidnings Aktiebolags Tryckeri 1877 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Square Small 4to 
[vi] & 192; & 192 pages; Contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, black pebbled cloth flat spine with titles and dates lettered in gilt. Minor rubbing, and several of the issues display faint traces of a vertical fold. Two years (1877 &1878), bound together in a single volume, of this charming Swedish-language periodical for children. ["Bikupan" can be translated into English as "beehive"]. Issued roughly every two weeks -- 24 issues to the year, typically four leaves / 8 pages each. Two leaves in the year 1878 have short, closed tears. Each issue has a full-page wood engraving as a title page, and either one other full-page illustration, or a couple of smaller plates. Technically, this was a Sunday School publication, and some of the subjects are religious, but most of the illustrations depict children, many with toys or animals, or other subjects which might interest children. The cover page of issue 14 from 1878 shows a young boy receiving a haircut from a barber while another watches and holds his hat. Another depicts an serious looking young boy wearing spectacles preparing to administer medical treatment to a small bed-ridden doll while his sister watches. Yet another portrays a monkey, also wearing spectacles, serving as schoolmaster to an assortment of household pets -- [one dog has been made to wear a dunce-cap...] The wonderful illustrations were clearly gathered from several sources. This volume appears also to be part of the social history of Harlem, as it has an ownership signature on the paste down endpaper in pencil: "Gerda Malmstadt." We have a similar volume of "Bikkupan" which has an ownership signature in ink of "Flora Malmstadt / New york Sep. 7th. 1881 / No 63 west 124th st." The address in upper Manhattan is in the heart of Harlem; while now the site supports a seven-story apartment building built in 2001, in the late nineteeth century, numbers 61 & 63 sported an adjoining pair of handsome frame houses. It seems fortunate now that in 1932, a realtor named J. Clarence Davies, a collector of New Yorkiana and patron of the Museum of the City of New York's Print Department, commissioned photographer Charles Von Urban to document New York City buildings that were thought likely to be threatened with demolition. Charles Von Urban is thought to have included photographs of every wooden-frame building then extant in Manhattan -- including the pair whose right hand half housed the Malmstadt sisters one hundred and thirty five years ago -- (see image at Museum of the City of New York). Text entirely in Swedish. 
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Bikupan [1879-1880] Tidning för söndagsskolan och barnen i hemmet, Various authors
10 Various authors Bikupan [1879-1880] Tidning för söndagsskolan och barnen i hemmet
Göteborg [Sweden] Göteborgs Handelstidnings Aktiebolags Tryckeri 1879 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Square Small 4to 
[vi] & 192; [iv] & 192 pages; Contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, black pebbled cloth flat spine with titles and dates lettered in gilt. There are two small chips to the cloth of the spine, minor rubbing, and several of the issues display faint traces of a vertical fold. Two years (1879-1880), bound together in a single volume, of this charming Swedish-language periodical for children. ["Bikupan" can be translated into English as "beehive"]. Issued roughly every two weeks -- 24 issues to the year, typically four leaves / 8 pages each. (The first issue for 1879 is not bound with this volume -- no evidence of damage or extraction is evident in the binding or its sewing). Each issue has a full-page wood engraving as a title page, and either one other full-page illustration, or a couple of smaller plates. Technically, this was a Sunday School publication, and some of the subjects are religious, but most of the illustrations depict children, many with toys or animals, or other subjects which might interest children. The wonderful illustrations were clearly gathered from several sources. The cover of the first issue bound here depicts a young boy's first outing on ice skates, and is signed (in the plate) J. R. Ashton -- [Julian Rossi Ashton (1851-1942), British-born artist who emigrated to Australia in 1878, founded the School of Art in Sydney now named for him, and published an autobiography in 1941 after a long and successful career]. This volume is also part of the social history of Harlem, as it has an ownership signature on the paste down endpaper in ink: "Flora Malmstadt / New york Sep. 7th. 1881 / No 63 west 124th st." The address in upper Manhattan is in the heart of Harlem; while now the site supports a seven-story apartment building built in 2001, in the late nineteeth century, numbers 61 & 63 sported an adjoining pair of handsome frame houses. It seems fortunate now that in 1932, a realtor named J. Clarence Davies, a collector of New Yorkiana and patron of the Museum of the City of New York's Print Department, commissioned photographer Charles Von Urban to document New York City buildings that were thought likely to be threatened with demolition. Charles Von Urban is thought to have included photographs of every wooden-frame building then extant in Manhattan -- including the pair whose right hand half housed the Malmstadt sisters one hundred and thirty five years ago -- (see image at Museum of the City of New York). Text entirely in Swedish. 
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