MAGNUS, OLAUS. 1490-1557.
Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus, Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1558.
8vo (160 x 90 mm). a-b4 A-Aa8. Woodcut vignette title, woodcut initials, and more than 100 woodcut illustrations in text. Period calf, raised bands, calf spine label. Custom cloth slipcase. Period annotation to title, later annotation to margin of p 187, minor worming to final leaf, hinges tightened, chipping to extremities of covers.
MAGNUS'S MONUMENTAL WORK ON SWEDISH HISTORY AND FOLKLORE, illustrated with his woodcuts throughout, and condensed from the original edition printed in Rome in 1555.