Missale Nidrosiense 500 yearsPublished on 27 May 2019
On May 25 2019 it is exactly 500 years since the Missale Nidrosiense left the printing press in Copenhagen. It was made for the Archdiocese of Trondheim (Nidaros) which then included all of Norway, Iceland, Greenland, a number of Islands in the North sea and parts of what is today Sweden. The Missale, being printed specifically for Norway, is considered the country’s earliest printed book.
Antikvariat Mats Rehnström are proud to present a copy of this rare and historical book.
A richly illustrated pdf-catalogue with detailed description in Swedish is available. A short summary in English follows below, a more detailed translation of our description can be provided if needed.
The book is bound in a splendid but slightly worn calf binding from the first half of the 18th century with morocco title label, Danish king Christian VI’s gilt monogram in the top compartment of the spine, the gilt coat-of-arms of Denmark in the other compartments. It has also belonged to the famous liturgical collection of Charles Louis de Bourbon Duke of Parma. The book lacks two leaves that have been replaced with well made facsimiles.
Catalogue No. 6Published on 28 Nov. 2013
The catalogue contains a section of books from the library of Torsten Billman, one of the leading Swedish book illustrators of the 20th Century. A general section contains presentation copies by Olof Palme, Ezra Pound, W. B. Yeats, André Gide, and others, and there is a section of books on nuclear energy and the Atomic bomb. The French poet René Char is represented by a Collection of original letters, all of them sent to the poet and photographer Lütfi Özkök.[...] Read more
Catalogue 78. Proveniences and Older Scandinavian Books about BooksPublished on 20 Feb. 2013
Our new catalogue consists of two sections. The first contains 40 older Swedish items with interesting proveniences, and the second section consists of 160 items of old Scandinavian books about books. The overarching theme is, as you can see, the histories of books and haw they have changed hands through history. You are hereby all invited to take part in this continuing process.[...] Read more
From the Attic of a Swedish MansionPublished on 05 Nov. 2012
Some six years ago, we were able to buy a book collection from the Östanå mansion, some sixty kilometers north-east of Stockholm. The original owners were keen book collectors and the library consisted of a large number of exquisite green half morocco volumes. Most of these are already dispersed, but on the attic there were a number of volumes which had not yet found their way to the bookbinder. They are sewn and uncut in original wrappers. The contents are primarily contemporary facts and fiction, mostly Swedish but also some international works. In this catalogue we present 150 of these charming books.
The catalogue is in Swedish, but we will be happy to provide English descriptions on request.
Newsletter 9. Americana.Published on 05 Nov. 2012
In the middle of the 19th century Sweden was affected by years of bad crop and famine. Since Sweden was still a very much agricultural society, this lead to massive emigration, primarily to North America. This newsletter deals with works regarding among other things, presentations of America, such as travel guides, advertisements for ocean-liners, buffalo hunting, American Indians but also some older works on the new continent.[...] Read more