JACOB BADEN'S FACULTY JOURNAL

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£1250.00
Kjobenhavns Universitets-Journal udgiven ved Professor Jac. Baden.

PERIODICAL: KJOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITETS-JOURNAL,, Kjobenhavns Universitets-Journal udgiven ved Professor Jac. Baden. Ferste Aagang. [ - niende Aagang]. Kiobenhavn, 1793-1801.

9 vols., 4to., complete except for one defective index leaf and lack of some printed wrappers, (see full collation below), entirely uncut. An excellent set now preserved in two purpose-made boxes, each labelled appropriately. Each separate issue has a very small discard stamp of Stockholm University Library. There are no other marks except for two early ownership signatures on the upper wrapper of the first fascicule.

A complete run of this academic journal published quarterly from 1793 to 1801. (No more published).

The Kjobenhavns Universitets-Journal was edited by Jacob Baden (1735-1804), Professor of Philology (notably Danish and Latin) at the University of Copenhagen from 1780 until his death. The journal's purpose seems to have been two-pronged: (1) To provide a vehicle for university news, lecture schedules, faculty curricula, examination programmes, lists of degrees conferred, details of stipends available, &c., and (2) To provide a printed medium for articles, reviews, lecture synopses, and so forth, that reflected Baden's conservative views, particularly in literature and philosophy. A notable example of this is a series of summaries of lectues refuting Kant given by Niels Treschow (1751-1833), the Norwegian philosopher and himself a graduate of the University of Copenhagen where he lectured until 1813 when he returned to Christiana (Oslo) to assume a prominent role in launching Norway's first university. Jacob Baden also used his journal as a sounding board for his own efforts to keep the Danish language "pure" while still allowing it to accommodate modern developments. For example, the journal contains in serial form a supplement to Baden's orthographic Danish dictionary, introducing "modern" words such as "demokrati", "despot", "physiognomik", and "psykologi". The full collation and condition notes are as follows: Vol.I. 1793. Første Aargang. 4to., (2) + 190pp., engraved vignette on title-page, original printed blue upper wrapper repaired, final index leaf (table of contents) defective, lower wrapper replaced, entirely uncut. Vol.II. 1794. Anden Aargang. 4to., (2) + 194pp., engraved vignette on title-page, original printed blue wrappers, neatly repaired at spine, entirely uncut. Vol.III. 1795. Tredie Aargang. 4to., (2) + 200pp., engraved vignette on title-page, original printed blue wrappers, entirely uncut. Vol.IV. 1796. Fierde Aagang 4to., four quarterly parts as issued with a general title-page (with vignette), (2) + 192pp., original printed wrappers, uncut. Vol.V. 1979. Femte Aagang. 4to., four quarterly parts as issued with a general title-page (with vignette), (2) + 192pp., original printed wrappers, uncut. Vol.VI. 1798. Siette Aagang. 4to., four quarterly parts as issued with a general title-page (with vignette), (2) + 192pp., original printed wrappers, uncut. Vol.VII. 1799. Syvende Aagang. 4to., four quarterly parts as issued with a general title-page (with vignette), (2) + 192pp., original printed wrappers, uncut. Vol.VIII. 1800. Ottende Aagang. 4to., four quarterly parts as issued with a general title-page (with vignette), (2) + 192pp., original printed wrappers, but wanting the upper printed wrapper for the 4th part, uncut. Vol.IX. 1801. Niende Aagang. 4to., four quarterly parts as issued, with a general title-page, (2) + 176 + (20)pp., including the 20-page general index to the whole journal, some old insect damage to some inner margins in fascicule three, occasionally affecting letters, original printed wrappers, but wanting the upper printed wrapper for the 4th part, uncut.