9 parts in one vol., 8vo, pp. 119, very good copy in contemporary marbled boards, mss. paper label to spine, hinges rubbed. Contemporary ownership stamp of the Verein für Mecklenburgische Geschichte.
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The Verein für Mecklenburgische Geschichte (‘Association for the history of Mecklenburg’) was founded in 1835. Here we have the catalogue of its library, with over 1500 books, as it grew over the years from its foundation to 1844. This is a fascinating record of local interest books, some published contemporarily but many from the preceding centuries, donated by its member. The library grew at a healthy speed of a few hundred books each year, and all had local interest. There was also a fine collection of books printed in the county of Mecklenburg. Mecklenburg is a relatively little known region in northern Germany, with Schwerin and the ports of Wismar and Rostock as its main towns.
This copy belonged to the Verein and has a few contemporary mss. annotations.
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