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REYKJAVIK, Stiftsbibliothek -- Register yfir Islands Stiftisbokasafn... Catalog over Islands Stiftsbibliothek. Copenhagen: L.J. Jacobsen, 1828.
12o (176 x 110 mm). Text in Icelandic and Danish. Near-contemporary French brown quarter hard-grained morocco (minor rubbing). Provenance: "Académie de Médicine (stamped in gilt at foot of spine, inscription on fragment of original wrapper pasted to flyleaf: "Catalogue de la Bibliothèque islandaise de Reykiavik, offert à l'Académie royale de Médicine, par C. Grimard, Reykiavik... 1835").
The first catalogue of the "Icelandic Foundation Library," which eventually became Iceland's national library. The preface, in facing Icelandic and Danish texts, is signed by Hoppe.
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