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Kraak, Ivar [1708 - 1795]
An ESSAY On A METHODICAL ENGLISH GRAMMAR For The SWEDES. Eller forsök till an lätt och tydelig engelsk grammatica för de Swenska
J. G. Lange, Senior, Götheborg, 1748. [16], 372, [4] pp. Volume concludes with one page Eratta, followed by 3 page publisher advert. Decorative initial capital letters. Large tailpiece, pp. 198 & 360. 8vo: )(^8 A - T^8 V - X^4 Y - 2A^8 2B^4. 7" x 4-3/8" Contains an interesting 28 page section on Oddities & Rarities of 48 divers countries around the globe. "Sweden. The chief Rarities of this country . 1. Two publick Clocks of an admirable workmanship . Church of Upsal . St. Laurence in Lunden ." "Italy. To reckon up all those things in Italy that truly deserve the Epithet of Rare and Curious, would be too tedious." "China. Peculiar to this country is a short Tree with a Round Head, and very thick ." "The Land of Negroes. Next to Sanyeng (a Village in the same Country) is a well of ten fathom depth, whose water is naturally so very sweet that in taste it comes nothing short of ordinary Sugar." "Florida." "New England. . grows a certain Fruit termed the Butter-nut ." "New Jersy." "Bermudas. . many spiders ." &c, &c. OCLC locates 14 cc, however, the title scarce in the trade, with ABPC / AmEx showing no copies at auction these past few decades. Binding - Fine. Textblock: Title leaf with edge repairs & K1 with repaired tear [no text affected on either]. Modern period binding of full Scandavian marbled calf. Title gilt stamped to spine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [Alameda, CA, U.S.A.]
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