Book Description

A very good set; in contemporary acid calf, now a little worn at edges, and rubbed; v.3 with front cover tender, and spine just starting to crack; remnants of small label to spine of v.1; contents clean and tight. A surprisingly scarce title in early editions.
Dealer Notes
A series of lessons written for the future King Gustav III of Sweden by one of his tutors, many are in the form of fables, some are described as the “... first fairy tales written for Swedish children.”
Tessin, a prominent member of the Court and former Ambassador to Paris, was one of two tutors to the young Prince, at ages 4-10 or so (1750-56). He steeped him in the French culture and language, and worked to educate him to the classical ideal of an enlightenment prince. Translated from the Swedish by J. Berkenhout, this gives us a peek into his methods.
Author Carl Gustaf, Count Tessin
Date 1759
Binding Contemporary acid calf
Publisher London: Printed for R. Griffiths
Condition Very good
Pages 3 vols.

Price: £200.00

Offered by Wilfrid de Freitas

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