Thunberg´s Travels to Europe, Asia and Africa
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THUNBERG, CARL PETER. (4). Resa uti Europa, Africa, Asia, förrättad åren 1770-1779. I-IV. Uppsala (J. Edman - J. Edmans enka) 1788-93.
8:o. (26), (1)-389, (1), (32), (1)-384, (14), (1)-286, 289-389, 400-414, (36), (1)-285, 288-341, (1, blank page) pp. 10 partly folding plates (complete, some foxing, 4 close cut in outer margin), 1 mounted engraved vignette.
Contemporary brown half leather, partly worn, sparsely gilt spines, 3 with small damages at head, redspeckled edges. Vol. I-III lacks last endpapers, vol. IV all endpapers. Title and a few leaves in vol. I somewhat dampstained. Partly some foxing. Bookplate of Gösta Nobel. 4 volumes.
Provenance: Gustaf Oscar Ludvig (Gösta) Nobel (1886-1955), youngest son of Ludvig and Edla Nobel, was in Baku between 1914-17 and later took over as Managing Director over Branobel or "The Nobel Brothers Company". The oil company was founded in Baku by his father and the two brothers Alfred and Robert. He and his family had to flee Russia 1918 during the Russian revolution.