Läsning i blandade ämnen. Första [– Femte och Sista] Årgången.Stockholm: Henrik A. Nordström, 1797–1801 Stock Code: 135144
NotesFirst edition of all 50 parts of the Swedish literary periodical Läsning i blandade ämnen, containing over 200 pages of passages from various sections of the Wealth of Nations, making it the first opportunity for Swedish speakers to study Adam Smith. Georg Sartorius's abridgement of the Wealth of Nations, the Handbuch der Staatswirthschaft , had appeared in a Swedish translation in 1800 but, according to Tribe, a complete translation has never appeared.
There are many other translations from English in the periodical, including biographies of Samuel Johnson and William Blackstone, and poetry of Alexander Pope and Thomas Gray.
50 parts bound in 5 volumess, octavo (182 x 109 mm ). Contemporary half red morocco and marbled or drab boards, spines with gilt roll rules, green labels lettered and numbered gilt, blue edges, silk ribbon place markers.
Complete with 5 folding tables, a folding engraved map, and 3 folding engraved plates of agricultural implements; woodcut vignettes on divisional titles.
Contemporary ownership stamp of Daniel Eberstein to each title, modern bookplate to each front pastedown. Occasional light spotting and the odd stain, short tear to one leaf in volume 3 with loss of 1 character; a very good set in an attractive contemporary binding.
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