A Journey to the World Under-Ground. By Nicholas Klimius. Translated from the Original.
HOLBERG, Ludvig [Nicholas Klimius, pseudonym]
London: Printed for T. Astley, at the Rose in St. Paul's Church-Yard; and B. Collins, Bookseller, in Salisbury, 1742.
First edition in English. Small octavo. Contemporary three-quarter leather and marbled boards. Item #1872
A fantasy classic satire using the hollow earth setting. Anatomy of Wonder, 1 - 21. The first edition was published in Latin the previous year. With the six pages of publisher's ads at back. Light wear to leather at top of spine. Old bookseller's catalogue entry clipped and pasted to front pastedown. Previous owner's signature in ink to verso of front free endpaper, and brief penciled notes to title page and verso of contents page.
A solid copy in a brown cloth clamshell case.