An Account of Sueden, together with an Extract of the History of that Kingdom. John ROBINSON.
An Account of Sueden, together with an Extract of the History of that Kingdom

An Account of Sueden, together with an Extract of the History of that Kingdom

London, Goodwin, 1694 [first edition].

Duodecimo, [xii], 196 pages.

Early blind-stamped full calf, much later rebacked with a contrasting morocco title-label; corners worn and a little bumped; front hinge starting to crack but still firm; window cut in the pastedown of the replacement front endpaper to display an early armorial bookplate (of George Wrighte at Gothurst); small nick to the leading edge of the half-title and title leaf (and the two preceding binder's blanks); overall a very good copy.

An ink inscription on the half-title states 'By Dr Robinson, B[isho]p of Bristoll' (in 1710). John Robinson (1650-1723) was also Bishop of London from 1714 to 1723; prior to that, he was 'chaplain (c.1680) to English embassy at Swedish court, where he remained more than twenty-five years' (Concise DNB). With the mid-twentieth century ownership signature (in pencil) of Dr Heinz Kent.

Item #71166

Price: $450.00

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