2 June 2004
[LEOPOLD, Carl Gustaf (1756-1829)]. Oden eller Asarnas utvandring. Tragedie i fem acter. Antagen af svenska dramatiska theatern at upföras den 21 februarii 1790. Stockholm: Royal Printing Shop, 1790. 8° (214 x 140mm). Metalcut headpiece and tailpieces. UNCUT AND UNOPENED. Early blue wrappers.
[LEOPOLD, Carl Gustaf]. Den nya lagstiftningen i snillets verld, nagot litet i fraga satt; eller Anmärkningar vid skriften: Critik öfver critiker etc. Stockholm: Royal Printing Shop, 1792. 8° (209 x 127mm). UNCUT. (Small repairs to old stitching holes in inner margin in A2-4.) Red half-morocco gilt, original wrappers bound in, by Gustaf Hedberg (d.1859), Stockholm. Leopold became known as a poet in the 1770's and in 1786 he replaced Kellgren as Gustaf III's private secretary, where his work involved helping the King with his own dramatic works. In the last two decades of his life he became the chief opponent of the new Romantic movement.
[KEXÉL, Olof (1748-1796)]. Mina tidsfördrif pa gäldstugan. Stockholm: Carl Stolpe, . 8° (184 x 121mm). UNCUT. (Spotted, some mainly marginal ink spotting in one leaf.) Original blue paper wrappers (wear at spine). Provenance: D. Dahlquist (inscription on title). First published, anonymously and in three parts in 1776-1777. Kexél was quickly sued for subversive statements about the clerical authorities, then acting as literary censors. This 1798 reprint was the work of both Stolpe and bookseller and printer J.C. Holmberg (1743-1810).
HALLMAN, Carl Israel (1732-1800). Skrifter. Stockholm: Carl Deleen, 1820. 8° (193 x 129mm). Engraved portrait of Hallman by Frederic Ulric Äberg, additional engraved title, engraved plate. Contemporary calf-backed boards, gilt spine (spine and corners repaired). Provenance: booklabel with drawing of a squirrel (?Christopher Eichhorn, 1837-1889); and another. (5)
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