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Nicolai Klimii iter subterraneum novam telluris theoriam ac historiam qvintæ monarchiæ adhuc nobis incognitæ exhibens e bibliotheca B. Abelini.
København / Leipzig: Jacob Preuss 1741. Med kobberstukket titelblad og frontispice, foldet kobbberstukket kort over den underjordiske verden samt 2 helsides kobbere. 380 + [4 blanke] s. Let bruneret eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt spejlbind af skind med rig rygforgyldning. Lille navn på friblad. Falsene smukt restaureret. Originaludgaven af et af Holbergs allerberømteste og oftest trykte og overstatte værker, en satiriserende imaginær rejsebeskrivelse. Bogen gjorde Holberg berømt i hele Europa, og den blev hurtigt oversat til flere sprog. Ehr.-M. III,213. Paul Johansen 21,1. Bibl. Danica IV,441. First edition. "Niels Klim is written in the tradition of Jonathan Swift "Gulliver's Travels". The fantastic voyage underground takes Klim through adventures which after Holberg ample opportunity to criticize contemporary society. Through exaggeration and acid paradox, Holberg satirizes religion, academia, and other institutions. The book was for many years Holberg's most popular work and has been translated into many languages", Houghton, Danish Litt., 41.
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