- Tag = Iceland
A SPORTSMAN'S WANDERINGS. With 4 Colotype plates and 11 other illustrations from author's drawings and photographs
Edition: First US issue
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1920. Octavo, red cloth. pp xii, 298, (2) + 4 collotype plates with tissue guards and 11 b&w plates. VG+ clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy, no owner names. Made from sheets of the 1919 UK edition, which was titled WANDERINGS AND MEMORIES. Hunting and fishing in South Africa (elephant and lions), Scotland (salmon and grouse). Iceland, Norway, and more.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 36406More details Price: USD $35.00 USD $31.50
ARCTIC LIVING. The Story of Grimsey. Foreword by Vihjalmur Stefansson.
Edition: First Edition
Toronto: Ryerson, 1955. Brown cloth. x, 181 pp + plates. Light yellowing to text paper, VG clean and unworn copy otherwise, no owner names. Dust jacket chipped to spine tips, outer corners, lower edge of rear panel; just good. "The life and character of the people in Iceland's most lonely outpost, the little Arctic island of Frimsey, are here depicted." - jacket.
Condition: Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 18569More details Price: USD $18.95 USD $17.06
COLD ADVENTURE. Illustration and cover design by Merle smith
Edition: First Edition
Toronto: Copp Clark, 1959. Light blue cloth. pp (6), 168, . Fine copy. Dust jacket has nicks to ends of lightly yellowed spine, small rubbed tears to ends of flap folds, VG otherwise. A novel for teenagers about ice fishing on Lake Winnipeg by a Winnipeg author of Icelandic descent whose father was a lake fisherman in Gimli. Watters p.315. Good illustrations.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 44362More details Price: USD $25.00 USD $22.50
FACES REFLECTED IN A DROP
Edition: First edition in English
Reykjavík: Helgafell, 1966. Plain white card covers in dust jacket. pp 154, , erratum slip tipped in at last page of text. Fine in faintly rubbed jacket. First edition in English of this noted Icelandic author, his first book to be translated into English, the collection of short prose pieces or stories Andlit í spegli dropans (1957), translated by Kenneth G. Chapman. This copy inscribed in 1981 from friends in Iceland to important Canadian poet, Icelandic scholar and translator George Johnston. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.
Condition: Binding: SoftcoverBook ID: 27160More details Price: USD $30.00 USD $27.00
THE PROWLER: a novel
Edition: First printing
Red Deer, Alberta: Red Deer College Press, 1989. Grey boards, grey endpapers. Fine in fine jacket. Advance copy for review with review slip pasted to front free endpaper which gives a projected publication date of April, 1989. With a promotional photo of the author laid in. A post modern novel partially set in Iceland by this Icelandic immigrant to Canada.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 11164More details Price: USD $14.95 USD $13.46
THE VIKING HEART
Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1947. Second edition (first was in 1923). Dark blue cloth stamped in orange. , viii, (9)-326 pp. Small dark spots to bright red, unfaded top page edges; light damp spots to covers; ink ownership inscription on front free endpaper; VG tight and unworn copy otherwise. Dust jacket has shallow chips and small creased tears along top of rear panel and head of spine; good. A novel of the Icelandic pioneer settlements in Manitoba.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 25402More details Price: USD $24.95 USD $22.46
Edition: First edition.
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1925. Green cloth spine and tan patterned boards, spine and cover labels. pp . (2), (98), . Minor bubbling to front paper-covered boards, else fine and fresh. Pale green dust jacket has tanning and small damp spot on spine, light tanning to margins of panels and flaps, else fine. A lovely copy of this book of poetry from an important Canadian author. Salverson was born in Winnipeg of Icelandic immigrant parents and wrote about the Icelandic immigrant experience in her novels. She twice won the Governor-General's Award. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 23421More details Price: USD $50.00 USD $45.00