- Kjobenhavn: Thieles Bogtrykkeri, 1893.
- stiff paper wrappers
- (v), xxxi, (iv), 167 (+1) pages
Price: $65.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 88902
This publication--issued in commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of the Danish Royal Library being declared a free and public institution--focuses on the Danish physician Johan Rode (1587-1659), who had studied at Marburg and had become professor of botany and director of the botanical gardens at Padua. The introduction includes King Christian's 1788 instructions (in German) to the head librarian. The rest of the book contains a scholarly essay about Rode written by Christian Bruun (illustrated with a portrait and a woodcut facsimile of Rode's autograph) and reprints the text of letters from Rode to Laurids Scavenius, Otto Sperling, Jan Antonides vander Linden, and others. The book concludes with Rode's Latin poems and an index. The exterior of this copy is moderately worn and soiled. The spine wrapper is splitting at the heel and starting to come loose. The interior is lightly foxed throughout. A loosely laid-in plate indicates that this copy came from the reference library and stock of H.P. Kraus.