Publisher Information: Uppsala: 1951.
Sallander, Hans (1903-83). The Bibliotheca Walleriana in the Uppsala University Library. Offprint from Nordisk Tidskrift för Bok- och Biblioteksväsen 2 (1951). 26pp. Text illustrations. 260 x 183 mm. Original printed wrappers, one upper corner bent. Very good. Presentation Inscription by Erik Waller (1875-1955), creator of the Bibliotheca Walleriana, on the inside front wrapper: “To ‘Dawsons Los Angeles’ with kindest regards from your old client Erik Waller Lidköping 29.9.51.”
First Edition, Offprint Issue. Waller, one of Sweden’s leading book collectors and bibliophiles, donated his massive collection of rare books in medicine and the sciences to Uppsala University in 1950. The collection was catalogued by Hans Sallander, who published this brief account of Waller’s library four years before the publication of the two-volume Bibliotheca Walleriana (1955). Waller inscribed this copy to Dawson’s Book Shop in Los Angeles, signing himself “Your old client”. This is the first evidence that Waller, who collected from Uppsala so extensively between the two world wars, purchased books from a California antiquarian firm.Book Id: 45546