When to Bathe and Bloodlet: The Oldest Text Printed in Norway is a Fortune-Telling Book

When to Bathe and Bloodlet: The Oldest Text Printed in Norway is a Fortune-Telling Book

BY THORNEWS

The year is 1643. King Christian IV and his officials have succeeded in “Dane-ifying” Norway: Runes have been replaced by Latin letters and Old Norse by Danish.

Parish priest Christen Steffensen Bang in Romedal in Eastern Norway persuades the 33-year-old Danish book printer Tyge Nielssøn to move his business northwards from Copenhagen to Norway and Christiania (Oslo).

Bang’s motivation is to get his own religious scripts printed. The Danish book printer receives 200 riksdaler (dollars) and 300 “rice” paper (1 “rice” equals 20 books, each containing 500 sheets of paper) in compensation.

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In 1643 when Tyge Nielssøn establishes himself, there are no other printing houses in Christiania. Whoever wants to get something pressed must travel to Denmark or other European countries further south, something very costly and time consuming.

Example of a 1568 printers - At the left in the foreground, a "puller" removes a printed sheet from the press. The "beater" to his right is inking the forme. In the background, compositors are setting type.

The first Nielssøn prints are two small theological writings. Then he decided to produce the Almanac for 1644 with the full title: “En Ny Allmanach paa det Aar efter Jesu Christi Fødsel 1644. Christiania Aff Tyge Nielssøn” (English: “A New Almanac for the Year after the Birth of Jesus Christ 1644. Christiania by Tyge Nielssøn”).

Fortune-telling books were certain sales successes and far more lucrative than theological writings.

Postcard ‘At the Fortune Teller.’ ( National Library of Norway )

Movements of the Sun and the Moon

It was in Denmark’s interest that Norwegians could read and write Danish. In the middle of the 1700s, there existed virtually no illiteracy in Norway, and already in the year 1644, a majority of Christiania’s population could read and write.

Image of the first book ever published in Norway, the almanac “Allmanach paa det aar efter Jesu Christi Fødsel 1644”, published by Tyge Nielssøn in 1644.

The town and its 4,000 inhabitants had little knowledge about writings other than prayer and hymnbooks. For Tyge Nielssøn to survive he had to press affordable books that attracted public interest.

The 48-page almanac only measures 10 x 7.5 centimeters (4 x 3 inches) and contains an overview of the days of the year. In addition, there is an overview of the movements of the sun and the moon, planets and stars, and it provides references to passages in the Bible.

It also gives information about when it is advantageous to take a bath and perform bloodletting.

The last part of the almanac contains an overview of important market days in Denmark and Norway, as well as a Prognosticon, a weather forecast for the coming year.

The book printer must have had access to many astronomical symbols because the almanac is filled with them.

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Updated version of the 1644 fortune-telling book. Note the variety of astronomic symbols.

Parish priest and sponsor Christen Steffensen Bang who wanted to print his own religious manuscript “Postilla Catechetica,” was annoyed that Tyge Nielssøn instead chose to press an almanac. He took Nielssøn to court, and on April 3, 1644 the book printer had to hand over all his printing equipment to Bang.

Today, only one copy of Norway’s first printed book still exists – owned and stored by the National Library of Norway.

Tyge Nielssøn’s stay in Christiania was short, but he left a permanent mark on Norwegian history with his little fortune-telling book.

Pages within the 1644 edition of the fortune-telling book. ( National Library of Norway )


The reader will find in this book sketches of experiences among gypsies of different nations by one who speaks their language and is conversant with their ways. These embrace descriptions of the justly famed musical gypsies of St. Petersburg and Moscow, by whom the writer was received literally as a brother of the Austrian gypsies, especially those composing the first Romany orchestra of that country, selected by Liszt, and who played for their friend as they declared they had never played before for any man and also of the English, Welsh, Oriental, and American brethren of the dark blood and the tents. I believe that the account of interviews with American gypsies will possess at least the charm of novelty, but little having as yet been written on this extensive and very interesting branch of our nomadic population. To these I have added a characteristic letter in the gypsy language, with translation by a lady, legendary stories, poems, and finally the substance of two papers, one of which I read before the British Philological Society, and the other before p. iv the Oriental Congress at Florence, in 1878. Those who study ethnology will be interested to learn from these papers, subsequently combined in an article in the &ldquoSaturday Review,&rdquo that I have definitely determined the existence in India of a peculiar tribe of gypsies, who are par eminence the Romanys of the East, and whose language is there what it is in England, the same in vocabulary, and the chief slang of the roads. This I claim as a discovery, having learned it from a Hindoo who had been himself a gypsy in his native land. Many writers have suggested the Jats, Banjars, and others as probable ancestors or type-givers of the race but the existence of the Rom himself in India, bearing the distinctive name of Rom, has never before been set forth in any book or by any other writer. I have also given what may in reason be regarded as settling the immensely disputed origin of the word &ldquoZingan,&rdquo by the gypsies&rsquo own account of its etymology, which was beyond all question brought by them from India.

In addition to this I have given in a chapter certain conversations with men of note, such as Thomas Carlyle, Lord Lytton, Mr. Roebuck, and others, on gypsies an account of the first and family names and personal characteristics of English and American Romanys, prepared for me by a very famous old gypsy and finally a chapter on the &ldquoShelta Thari,&rdquo or Tinkers&rsquo Language, a very curious jargon or language, never mentioned before by any writer except Shakespeare. What this tongue may be, beyond the p. v fact that it is purely Celtic, and that it does not seem to be identical with any other Celtic dialect, is unknown to me. I class it with the gypsy, because all who speak it are also acquainted with Romany.

For an attempt to set forth the tone or feeling in which the sketches are conceived, I refer the reader to the Introduction.

When I published my &ldquoEnglish Gypsies and their Language,&rdquo a reviewer declared that I &ldquohad added nothing to our&rdquo (that is, his) &ldquoknowledge on the subject.&rdquo As it is always pleasant to meet with a man of superior information, I said nothing. And as I had carefully read everything ever printed on the Romany, and had given a very respectable collection of what was new to me as well as to all my Romany rye colleagues in Europe, I could only grieve to think that such treasures of learning should thus remain hidden in the brain of one who had never at any time or in any other way manifested the possession of any remarkable knowledge. Nobody can tell in this world what others may know, but I modestly suggest that what I have set forth in this work, on the origin of the gypsies, though it may be known to the reviewer in question, has at least never been set before the public by anybody but myself, and that it deserves further investigation. No account of the tribes of the East mentions the Rom or Trablūs, and yet I have personally met with and thoroughly examined one of them. In like manner, the &ldquoShelta Thari&rdquo has remained till the present day entirely p. vi unknown to all writers on either the languages or the nomadic people of Great Britain. If we are so ignorant of the wanderers among us, and at our very doors, it is not remarkable that we should be ignorant of those of India.


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