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  • SPENCE, Catherine Stafford, 1823-1906
    EARL RÖGNVALD and his Forebears, or Glimpses of Life in Early Norse Times in Orkney and Shetland

    Edition: First printing

    London: Unwin, 1896. 12mo, green cloth decorated in blind, gilt lettered, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. pp 260, (6, ads). Spine a little darkened, text paper lightly toned, else a VG clean, tight & unworn copy, no owner names. Ms Spence was from the Shetlands. She taught school in New Zealand in the 1880s before returning home.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 35280
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  • Krakas Maal eller kvad om Kong Ragnar Lodbroks Kirgsbedrifter og Heltedod Efter En Gammel Skindbog Og Flere Hidtil Ubenytede Haandskrifter Med Dansk, Latinsk Og Fransk Oversættelse, Forskjellige Læsemaader, Samt Kritiske Og Philologiske Anmærkninger by Rafn, Carl Christian, editor
    Rafn, Carl Christian, editor
    Krakas Maal eller kvad om Kong Ragnar Lodbroks Kirgsbedrifter og Heltedod Efter En Gammel Skindbog Og Flere Hidtil Ubenytede Haandskrifter Med Dansk, Latinsk Og Fransk Oversættelse, Forskjellige Læsemaader, Samt Kritiske Og Philologiske Anmærkninger

    Copenhagen: Jens Hostrup Schultz, 1826. Original boards, with cloth spine with paper label. 152 pp.; colored facsimile and engraved music leaf (printed on both sides), with tissue guard, bound in at the rear. Rather nasty gouge from the top of the front board, with concomitant loss to the half-title (blank area), and including two letters of "Krakas" on the title page; small chip to head of spine; otherwise clean, bright and fresh; unopened at the top edges, hence unread. Old Norse text with Icelandic, Danish, Latin and French translations, Danish notes. "Ragnar Lodbrok ...was a historically dubious Norse Viking hero and legendary king of Denmark and Sweden, known from Viking Age Old Norse poetry and sagas. According to that…

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    Copenhagen: Jens Hostrup Schultz, 1826. Original boards, with cloth spine with paper label. 152 pp.; colored facsimile and engraved music leaf (printed on both sides), with tissue guard, bound in at the rear. Rather nasty gouge from the top of the front board, with concomitant loss to the half-title (blank area), and including two letters of "Krakas" on the title page; small chip to head of spine; otherwise clean, bright and fresh; unopened at the top edges, hence unread. Old Norse text with Icelandic, Danish, Latin and French translations, Danish notes. "Ragnar Lodbrok ...was a historically dubious Norse Viking hero and legendary king of Denmark and Sweden, known from Viking Age Old Norse poetry and sagas. According to that traditional literature, Ragnar distinguished himself by many raids against Francia and Anglo-Saxon England during the 9th century. There is no evidence that he existed under this name and outside of the mythology associated with him. According to the Tale of Ragnar Lodbrok, Ragnar was the son of the Swedish king Sigurd Ring." - Wikipedia. "Krákumál or the Lay of Kraka is a skaldic poem, consisting of a monologue in which Ragnar Lodbrok is dying in Ælla's snake pit and looks back at a life full of heroic deeds. It was composed in the 12th century, almost certainly in the Scottish islands. It is composed in a kind of háttlausa in 29 stanzas, most of them with ten lines. In moving and forceful language, the poem deals with the joys of the life of a warrior, the hope that his death will be followed by a gory revenge, and the knowledge that he will soon know the pleasures of Valhalla. The poem has been translated into several languages and it has contributed to the modern image of a Viking warrior." - Wikipedia. This is the first complete edition of Krákumál, with the original Icelandic text arranged with a parallel translation into Danish, and a translation into French. Rafn, a distinguished antiquarian, was among the first to insist that Viking travels to America were fact and not myth.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50674
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  • Nordisk Tidsskrift for Oldkyndighed, udgivet af det Kongelige Nordiske Oldskrift-Selskab
    Nordisk Tidsskrift for Oldkyndighed, udgivet af det Kongelige Nordiske Oldskrift-Selskab

    Copenhagen: J. D. Qvist, 1832. Vol. I only (of 3). Original printed wraps; 446 pp with untrimmed fore and bottom edges, four folding engraved plates at rear. Inscribed, in French, at front from the (Danish) Royal Society of Nordic Antiquities to Monsieur le Conseiller [Joaquim José da Costa] de Macedo, secretary of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Lisbon. Spine slightly yellowed; damp-stain to the fore margin of about 15 leaves at rear; yellowing to page edges; nearly fine otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 50673
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  • TALES OF SWEDEN AND THE NORSEMEN

    New York: Robert Carter, 1865. 16mo, original brown cloth, sides lettered and decorated in blind, spine in gilt, yellow endpapers. pp 364, (8, ads), [2] + frontispiece with tissue guard and 7 other plates. Spine very lightly sunned, with a small dark spot, minor wear at ends; light damp spot on front cover; small spots to front endpapers; light foxing to pages adjacent to the plates and to the tissue guard; small soil / foxing spots to a few margins earlier in the text; else a VG+ clean, tight & unworn copy, no owner names, hinges not cracked. Number 1 in the publisher' s Fireside Library series. A later printing. First was in 1856. Contains The Copper-Mine, The Snow…

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    New York: Robert Carter, 1865. 16mo, original brown cloth, sides lettered and decorated in blind, spine in gilt, yellow endpapers. pp 364, (8, ads), [2] + frontispiece with tissue guard and 7 other plates. Spine very lightly sunned, with a small dark spot, minor wear at ends; light damp spot on front cover; small spots to front endpapers; light foxing to pages adjacent to the plates and to the tissue guard; small soil / foxing spots to a few margins earlier in the text; else a VG+ clean, tight & unworn copy, no owner names, hinges not cracked. Number 1 in the publisher' s Fireside Library series. A later printing. First was in 1856. Contains The Copper-Mine, The Snow King, The Iron King, The Fall of the Hats and Caps, Perserverance, The Three Pictures, Ragnar Lodbrok, Hakon the Good, The Story of Queen Astrid, King Olave, and Harald Hardrade. Folk tales and historical sketches for younger readers. "Perserverance" is about Carl Linnaeus. Translator not indicated in book nor in library records.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42608
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  • WYLIE, Jonathan and David Margolin
    THE RING OF DANCERS: images of Faroese culture

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1981. Brown cloth. (xxiv), (183) pp. Fine copy, no owner marks. Dust jacket has some fading and nicks to spine, VG otherwise

    Condition: Book: Fine, Dust Jacket: Good, Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 23636
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  • SINDING, Paul C.
    THE SCANDINAVIAN RACES; the sea-kings and Vikings, their manners and customs, discoveries, maritime expeditions, struggles, and wars, up to the present time. Second Edition

    New York: Author, 1877. Octavo, dark blue cloth, yellow endpapers. pp [4], (iii)-xiv, 15-493, [5] + frontispiece with tissue guard. Yellowing to page edges; a fine, bright copy, no owner marks. Sinding was an honorary member of the Quebec Historical Society. First published 1858 as A HISTORY OF SCANDINAVIA. Sinding, a Danish emigrant, was Professor of the Scandinavian Languages and Literature at the University of the City of New York. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41818
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