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[NEW SWEDEN]. ACRELIUS, ISRAEL: - Beskrifning om de swenska församlingarnas forna och närwarande tilstånd, uti det så kallade Nya Swerige, sedan Nya Nederland, men nu för tiden Pensylvanien, samt nästliggande orter wid älfwen De la Ware, Wäst-Yersey och New-Castle County uti Norra America. Stockholm, Harberg & Hesselberg, 1759.

. 4to. Pp. (xx), 170, 172-173, 175-194, 193-447, 449, 479-533 (1). Some light marginal staining. Last leaf with two tears (repaired) but no text is missing. Contemporary half calf, spine with five raised bands and title label, restored. Later endpapers. Bookplate and old ownership signatures on front paste-down. First edition of one of the most important works about the history of the Swedish settlements on the Delaware river. It deals with political and ecclesiastical history, customs and manners, mines, commerce, housekeeping, natural resources etc. Acrelius, a Swedish clergyman, was sent in 1749 to be Provost of the Swedish congregations in New Sweden (Pennsylvania). He served for seven years before he had to return to Sweden due to bad health. This work was translated into English in 1874. Howes A34. Larson 3.
EUR 1500.00 [Appr.: US$ 1818.31 | £UK 1353 | JP¥ 189403] Book number 32087

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