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Bacchi tempel, öpnadt vid en hieltes död [The temple of Bacchus, opened at the death of a hero].
1783 - Stockholm, Kongl. tryckeriet, 1783. 8:o. (2),124 pp. With nine engraved vignettes by the brothers Martin pasted in and engraved musical notes in the text.Contemporary half calf, somewhat worn, with richly gilt spine and glazed paper label. Red edges. Spine somewhat faded, label with superficial cracks. Foxing and minor spotting. Signatures.A second edition was published in 1815. Carl Michael Bellman (1740-95) is one of the most brilliant figures in Swedish literary history and a great contributor to the Swedish song tradition. After brief studies at Uppsala University, he first became known as a musical entertainer, performing parodic songs at taverns in his hometown of Stockholm, but from an early age he also wrote religious poetry. "Bacchi tempel" has been seen as an attempt - perhaps - by Bellman to achieve wider recognition as a poet. The songs were written against the background of a fictitious fraternal order, Bacchi Orden, in which only those could become members who had been seen laying drunk in the gutter. With his great linguistic inventiveness, combined with an eye for the comedy and tragedy of everyday life, Bellman has been likened to both Shakespeare, Mozart and Hogarth, but he remains a unique voice, which is still relatively unknown outside Scandinavia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
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