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Resa uti Europa, Africa, Asia, förrättad åren 1770-1779 [Travels in Europe, Africa, Asia, in the years 1770-1779]. I-IV.
1788 - Uppsala, J. Edman, 1788-91 and J. Ednans [sic!] enka, 1793, respectively. 8:o. (26),389,(1) pp. & 2 engraved plates, of which 1 is folded. With 1 engraved vignette pasted in + (32),384 pp. & 4 folded engraved plates + (14),286,289-389,400-14 + (36),285,288-341 pp. & 4 folded engraved plates. Four volumes in elegant half calf with richly gilt spines and light brown, dark brown and dark green labels (I. Forsbergs bokbinderi, Stockholm). Red sprinkled edges. Spines slightly faded, the second volume with a few stains at bottom of spine. First volume with tears in upper margin on pp. 177-83 and small holes with minor loss of text on pp. 189-93 and 215. Second volume with occasional foxing and a couple of tears in outer margin. Third volume with a stain in the text on p. 94, last volume slightly foxed. Small name label "Rönnow" and small red seal with initials "J L" on title in volume III. Signature of the Swedish writer and diplomat Lars Bergquist, dated 1998. A nice suite. First volume contains "resan til södra Europa och Goda hoppets udde i Africa, åren 1770, 1771, 1772, 1773", the second "tvänne långa resor inåt södra Africas hörn, och sedan til ön Java, åren 1773, 1774, 1775", the third "resan til och uti kejsaredömet Japan, åren 1775 och 1776" and the fourth "resan uti kejsaredömet Japan, på Java och Ceilon samt hemresan". Pp. 296-353 in volume III with a Swedish-Japanese dictionary. "Thunberg's description of his great voyage [.] soon translated into English as Travels in Europe, Africa and Asia (1793-1795), as well as in French and German, contains material of great ethnographical interest." (DSB). [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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