The history of Lapland

The history of Lapland, wherein are shewed the original, manners, habits, marriages, conjurations, &c. of that people

Johannes Scheffer John; Acton Cremer

Oxford, at the Sheldonian Theater, 1674.

First English edition. Folio. Contemporary 17th century leather. Modern red leather spine label. Fold out map of Lapland, Northern Finland.  vi, 147, [1] pages. Engraved frontis. Woodcut engravings. Rehinged and rejointed, wear to edges. Lacking p 29-30. (leaf H) Scattered spotting and minor marginal soiling. Wing S85l; Cox I, 178; ESTC R8773; Madan Oxford Books III 3023.

First English work on Lapland, also first depiction of a person skiing in an English book (p. 99). An early ethnographic work by the Swede, Johannes Scheffer, printed by Oxford.   Includes two love songs in Lapp with English translations and a Lapp and Finnish vocabulary.

This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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