THE FAR-FARERS a Journey from Viking Iceland to Crusader Jerusalem
Macmillan, 2003 First Edition. Binding: Hard Cover. Book Condition: A Very Good Plus Book. Dust Jacket Condition: A Very Good Plus Jacket. Packed weight 900g Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1.25 kilos. Category: Countries & Travel ; Inventory No: 0019123. (Book ref. 0019123) £7.00
Review of Scottish Culture 3
Edinburgh: John Donald, 1987 First edition. Paperback, 24x19 cm, numerous bw ills Pagination: xi, 139. Contents: Margaret Fairweather Michie 1906-1985, A Memoir; The twin pregnancy of Mary Stewart; Mary's marginalia; The plenishings of Hamilton Palace in the seventeenth century; Domestic architecture in medieval Shetland; Agriculture in Aberdeenshire in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: continuity and change; Eighteenth-century Scottish smuggling: the evidence from Montrose and Dumfries; A Highland pharmacy 1882-1972; The world of a nineteenth-century artist in Scotland (Sir Joseph Noel Paton); The lexicography of Scots, the current position; Three letters from Iceland; Notes of a trip to the Orkney Islands June 1863; Scottish herring markets in the Baltic and Russia; Sketching country furniture; Flowers of Scotland; A primitive bridge in Birsay, Orkney; Threshing with flails in West Jutland about 1924. Book: corners a little bumped, VG, Jacket: n/a (Book ref. 3073) £11.00
Fire in the ice
Peter Davies, 1961. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Very clean, tightly bound book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket. Appears little used. x + 342 pages, foreword by the author, map endpapers (Book ref. 36126) £8.00
THE CONQUEST OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC.
Woodbridge. Boydell. 1998. Reprint. Paperback. 224 pages. B.w. illustrations. Maps. Fine in fine papercover. Unread book from new stock. A wide-ranging, thorough and detailed study of the evidence for the colonisation of the Faeroes, Iceland, Greenland and, naturally, the Norse voyages to America. ISBN: 0-85115-158-2. (Book ref. 3026) £6.95
The Sayings of the Vikings (Havamal)
Reykjavik: Gudrun, 1995. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 9979907002 Red binding with gilt lettering to upper board, dustjacket, 92 pages. 6th impression 1995. Havamal is a collection of ancient sayings, composed in the period around AD700-900. The ethics of the Havamal are above all rooted in the belief in the value of the individual, who is nonetheless not alone in the world but tied by inextricable bonds to nature and society. (Book ref. 6965) £4.00
The Petrology of Iceland: Preface and Part I - The Basic Tuffs (by Peacock);
Edinburgh Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. LV, Part I, session 1926-1927, 1927. Also contains; The Glacial Geology of the Southern Uplands of Scotland, West of Annandale and Upper Clydesdale; The Readvance, Marginal Kame-moraine of the South of Scotland and some Later Stages of Retreat, both by Charlesworth, K.; The Fish-Fauna of the Cementstones of Foulden, Berwickshire, by White, E. I., plus 7 others, SOFTBACK, with original printed card wrappers, pages: 287, many plates and text-figures, roy. 4to. 240mm x 311mm (9.5" x 12.25"), ex-academic library with stamp on front wrapper only, spine repaired, covers worn with loss of top corner of upper wrapper, otherwise a fine copy. Very scarce. 1.45Kg (Book ref. 6376) £40.00
The Story of Grettir the Strong;
Longon, Longmans, Green & Co., 1901. Re-print of the 1st ed. 1869, at the Chiswick Press with the Golden Type designed by William Morris, Spain, Diputacion Provincal, Santander, 1960. HARDBACK, quarter-buckram with paper covered boards, black lettering on cream spine labels, frontispiece - map, red lettering quote from William Morris and on unnumbered page after preliminaries, pages; xiv, 177, thick paper, uncut at fore and bottom edges, but opened, 4to., 206mm x 288mm, (8" x 11.25"), ex-academic library, with small stamp on verso of title-page and last page only, otherwise a very fine clean, and bright copy. (Book ref. 6356) £150.00
Rivers of Iceland
Iceland Tourist Bureau, 1950 Hardback, Very Good/Very Good. First edition, brown cloth, 12mo, b&w photographs in the text, undamaged folded map laid in, clean and bright throughout in slightly edgeworn pictorial dust jacket.. (Book ref. 19915) £80.00
ICELAND: or the journal of a residence in that island, during the years 1814 and 1815. Containing observations on the natural phenomena, history, literature, and antiquities of the island; and the religion, character, manners, and customs .........
Boston, Perkins & Marvin, 1831 1st American Edition, abridged from the Second Edinburgh edition: xiii, 252 pp. plus 4pp publishers advertisements. This is among the earliest accounts of Iceland to be published in the United States. Full Title - ICELAND: or the journal of a residence in that island, during the years 1814 and 1815. Containing observations on the natural phenomena, history, literature, and antiquities of the island; and the religion, character, manners, and customs of its inhabitants. " A good source for information on Iceland, with much on the natural phenomenon, the people and their customs, etc., by this agent of the British and Foreign Bible Society, "instructed to investigate and make arrangements for supplying the want of Bibles there." Rebound and lacks folding map and illustrations . Covers grubby, foxing throughout, some pages slightly warped. Good reading copy. Fair. (Book ref. 2309) £50.00
New Music of the Nordic Countries
Pendragon Press 2002 4to., hardback, ix, 605 pps., ills., musical examples. Chapters by Jean Christensen, Kimmo Korhonen, John D.White, Harald Herresthal and Morten Eide Pedersen, Per Broman. FINE copy, no d/j. (Book ref. 8050) £40.00
Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, with Excursions to Iceland and Spitzbergen. Handbook for Travellers.
Leipzig, Karl Baedeker. 1912. Tenth edition, crown, original red cloth lettered gilt, with 56 maps, 42 plans and 2 panoramas, spine slightly faded, but a very good copy. (Book ref. 32609) £20.00
Fire in the Ice;
London, Davies, 1961; 1st edition. Hardback. Very good/ Dust jakcet Very good. 342pp with Maps of Western Iceland on endpapers. Protected dust jacket by Cecile Curtis has price intact. Top corner of ffep neatly snipped off to remove owners name. Dark green covers wiht bright gilt title on spine. " A novel about a bitter, motherless, imperially arrogant woman who defied the customs & traditions of 10th century Iceland....." (Book ref. 16739) £7.00
The Fish can Sing;
London, Methuen, 1966; 1st English Translation; Hardback; 8" x 5"; Very good/ Dj Good; 287pp Translated by Magnus Magnusson are slightly age browned; Green covers with gilt title on spine; No inscriptions; Creased Dust jacket by Faith Jacques has price intact. " The story of Alfgrim an abandoned child nr Reykjavik and the tale of his boyhood and youth at Brekkukot in the early years of the century, in the home of his adoptive grandmother and grandmother. " (Book ref. 10052) £58.00
Across Iceland. The Land of Frost and Fire;
London, Bodley Head, 1934; Reprint. Hardback. Very good/ No dj, 194pp with 8 illustrations in colour and nine in black & white from the Author's water-colour drawings and photographs plus a Sketch Map. Navy covers with green lettering. (Book ref. 11786) £15.00
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Library, 1990. First Edition. Hardback. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xii,338. First published in Icelandic in 1942 this book "won instant recognition as a seminal study and a source of inspiration for scholars in the field of Icelandic literature and history both at home and abroad". (Book ref. 14516) £40.00
Icelandic Church Saga
London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1946. First Edition. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is slightly chipped at the head of the spine. Ownership inscription hideen by inner flap of wrapper. 241pp. Frontispiece. Map. One illustration in text. A history of the Icelandic Church. (Book ref. 9892) £22.00
Four Icelandic Sagas Translated with an Introduction and Notes
London: George Allen & Unwin, 1935. First Edition. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is a little frayed along the top edge. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.viii,163. The sagas are Hrafnkel Freysgodi's Saga, Thorstein the White's Saga, the Weaponfirthers' Saga, and the Saga of the Men of Keelness. (Book ref. 7987) £28.00
The journey home.
London: Faber & Faber, 2001. 1st UK. Signed to ttle page. VG++ col illus p/b with red/black lettering. 13cms x 21.5cms, 296pp. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 345g. 0571204740. (Book ref. 3166) £5.50
Viking expansion westwards.
London: Book Club Associates, 1979. Drawings: Rosemonde Nairac. 'The Bodley Head Archaeologies' series. Reprint. VG maize cloth h/b with gilt lettering to spine; VG col illus d/w with black/white lettering, not pc, one small tear & edgewear. 19.5cms x 25cms, 152pp. B/w frontis + b/w line drawings, b/w illus & 12 col plates. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 594g. (Book ref. 2589) £7.00
Holiday In Scandinavia Iceland & Finland 1955: Thomas Cook & Son
Thos Cook / Dean & Dawson, 1955. Soft cover. Very Good+. 85 page, black and white holiday brochure, brief history to front, multiple holiday itineraries to include pricing, Bergen Line steamer sailings timetable, plenty of advertisements. Very clean, tight and bright, no tears, inscription or notes, staples clean, crease across top corner to rear half of brochure else would be near fine, covers very clean. Please note: the default postage is taken into account when pricing ephemera. (Book ref. 000767) £6.00