Gustavus Vasa and His Stirring Times.

Albert Alberg's Gustavus Vasa and His Stirring Times; finely bound in full period calf

Gustavus Vasa and His Stirring Times.

ALBERG, Albert.


Item Number: 139738

London: W. Swan Sonnenschein & Co, c. 1885.

Finely bound example of Alberg’s biography of Gustav I of Sweden. Octavo, bound in full polished calf by Relfe Brothers of London with elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, morocco spine label lettered in gilt, gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled, illustrated. In very good condition. Period ownership inscription.

Gustav I, born Gustav Eriksson of the Vasa noble family and later known as Gustav Vasa was King of Sweden from 1523 until his death in 1560, previously self-recognised Protector of the Realm (Riksföreståndare) from 1521, during the ongoing Swedish War of Liberation against King Christian II of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Gustav rose to lead the rebel movement following the Stockholm Bloodbath, where his father was executed. Gustav's election as king on 6 June 1523 and his triumphant entry into Stockholm eleven days later marked Sweden's final secession from the Kalmar Union.

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