6074. Björnståhl's Travels in Europe and Turkey

Objektsbeskrivning
BJÖRNSTÅHL, JOHAN JACOB. (4). Resa til Frankrike, Italien, Sweitz, Tyskland, Holland, Ängland, Turkiet, och Grekland. Utg. C. Chr. Gjörwell. I-VI. Stockholm (And. Jac. Nordström) 1780-84. + ESPLING, OLOF. Minne öfver Jacob Jonas Björnståhl. Stockholm (And. Jac. Nordström) 1785.

8:o. (2), (1)-22, (10), (1), 4-548, (2); (8), (1)-6, (6), (1), 4-251, (3); (22), (1), 4-284, (2); (24), (1)-348, (2); (20), (1)-293, (3); (8), (1)-76, (1)-54, (2, last page blank) s. Engraved frontispiece portrait J. Gillberg after J. T. Sergel (minor foxing), 1 engraved plate (in vol. VI), half-titles missing as usual.
Contemporary brown half calf, slightly worn, sparsely gilt spines in six compartments, speckled edges. Minor foxing. 4 volumes.

Löwendahl: China ilustrata nove, 1677.
First edition of the Swedish orientalist Björnståhl's posthumously published narrative of his travels, based on his letters to Gjörwell (editor of the book) and others. Also published in German, Dutch, and Italian.
Some remarks concerning China in vol. I.

From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013).