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KANKEL,J., - ALMQVIST,S.,

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Item Description: Pehr Brahes boktryckare pa Visingsö. M. deutscher Zusammenfassung. M. zahlr. Abb. a. Taf. u. Textill. Stockholm (1965). Gr.-8°. 168 S., 1 Bl. Olwd. m. OU. Bookseller Inventory # 154035AB

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Almqvist, Sven.

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Item Description: Mit deutscher Zusammenfassung. Almqvist & Wiksell 1965. 8:o. Illustrerad. 167,(4) s. + planscher. Originalklotband, saknar skyddsomslag. 24,5 x 17 cm.*Kronologiskt ordnad förteckning över Kankels 53 Visingsborgtsryck. Innehåller dessutom fotografier av 13 konstaterade vattenmärken i Visingsborgstrycken.[#\116964]. Bookseller Inventory # 116964

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Item Description: 1674, 1674. 4to. Pp. (iv), 176, 178?304. Half calf on marbled paper boards, spine ruled in gilt and with a red title label. Occasionally some minor browning. Second edition, first published in 1667 in only 500 copies. A scarce Swedish collection printed at the private press of Count Brahe in Wisingsborg by the German bookprinter Johan Kankel. They are the first proper travel accounts published in Sweden.Comprises:I. Nils Matson Kiöping s narrative of his voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, Arabia, Persia, and further on to the Far East. His story was partly imaginative but became enormously popular at the time. Kiöping was employed as a bosun on a Dutch ship which in 1648 took him to Guinea and later to the Cape of Good Hope. See Lasse Berg, När Sverige upptäckte Afrika, Stockholm 1997, pp. 11?15.II. Olof Eriksson Willman?s account of a voyage on a Dutch East India ship to East India, China and Japan between 1648?53. He visited Java which at the time was a Dutch colony.III. Willman?s interesting and accurate account of Japan (with separate title page dated 1673) which he visited in August 1651 for some months. He was able to participate in a Dutch embassy to Edo (Tokyo) which was reached in January 1652. His account of Tokaido, the ?East Sea Route?, is one of the earliest known in European literature. Also includes a translation of Francois Caron?s account of Japan. See Hjärne, Två svenska Japanfarare, pp. 17?83.IV. An account of a journey from Moscow to China. Bookseller Inventory # 100269

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