22 - 23 March 2005
STOCKHOLM, Royal Library -- George STEPHENS (1813-1895). Förteckning öfver de förnämsta Brittiska och Fransyska Handskrifterna, uti Kongl. Bibliotheket i Stockholm. Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt & Svner, 1847.
8o (222 x 138 mm). Printed on yellow paper. Contemporary light brown polished half calf, spine gilt, at foot the first owner's initials "G.T.B." by A.M. Högberg, Norrköp. Provenance: G.T.B. Sdfstaholms Bibliothek (bookplate); Rudbeck (signature dated Stockholm, 1921).
This attractively printed catalogue of the formost English and French manuscripts in the Royal Library, Stockholm. The catalogue by Stephens, a British runic archeologist who spent most of his life in Scandanavia, "is a work of great usefulness, though disfigured by some curious mistakes" (DNB). Almquist 2744 note.
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