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Image for <b> A Personal Narrative of a Journey Through Norway, Part of Sweden, and The Islands of Denmarktr </b>

A Personal Narrative of a Journey Through Norway, Part of Sweden, and The Islands of Denmarktr

By: Derwent Conway (Henry David Inglis)

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Edinburgh, Constable & Co. Ltd.: 1829

Seller ID: 009785


Part of Constable's Miscellany of Original and Selected Publications in the Various Departments of Literature, Science, & the Arts: Vol. XXXVIII [37] Norway, Sweden, and Demark. Henry David Inglis, pseudonym Derwent Conway (1795-1835) was a Scottish travel writer and journalist. Rebacked; Damp-stain to title page; Bookplate of New Hampshire Historical Society with numerical stamp on p2 ; Occasional pencil marks in margins; Bindings tight and square. ... View more info

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Icelandic Spiritualism: Mediumship and Modernity in Iceland [Viking]

By: Gissurarson, Loftur Reimar

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New Brunswick, NJ, Transaction Publishers: 1997

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009622


A scholarly social anthropological study of the role of spiritualism in Icelandic church and society during the first half of the twentieth century. The authors put forth the view that spiritualism was an integral part of Iceland's transition to modernity and its conversion to Christianity and demonstrate how "modern" spiritualism is a distinct phenomenon in Icelandic life. Of particular interest to philosophers, sociologists, psychologists, anthropologis... View more info

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Leif the Lucky: A Romantic Saga of the Sons of Erik the Red

By: Hough , Clara Sharpe

Price: $325.00

Publisher: New York, Century Co.: 1926

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 009623


Clara Sharpe Hough (1893 - ?) was a newspaperwoman who, with her husband Charles Hough, owned the Falmouth Enterprise (MA) newspaper for many years. She was also an author of fiction books.In this work of historical fiction, she draws from the adventure and romance of the Old Norse Sagas, specifically the Saga of Erik the Red and the Greenlander Saga. It tells the story of Leif, Erik's son, who embarks with hi... View more info

Image for <b>The Boy Travellers in Northern Europe: Adventures of Two Youths in a Journey Through Holland, Germany, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, With Visits to Heligoland and The Land of the Midnight Sun  </b>

The Boy Travellers in Northern Europe: Adventures of Two Youths in a Journey Through Holland, Germany, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, With Visits to Heligoland and The Land of the Midnight Sun

By: Knox, Thomas W.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Oliver & Boyd: 1892

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009636


A very attractive copy of this delightful antiquarian travel narrative for youth, with lots of historically interesting detail. The author. Knox (1835-1896) was a respected journalist and author best known for his output as a travel writer. After completing his own world travels, he produced the 20+ volumes of the "Boy Travellers" series of travelogue stories for boys, each volume addressing a different region. These books are remarkable for their meticulous factu... View more info

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Adventures in the North of Europe: Illustrative of the Poetry and Philosophy of Travel
[Scandinavia]

By: Landor, Edward Wilson

Price: $185.00

Publisher: London:, Saunders and Otley,: 1836

Edition: First Edition – First Printing.

Seller ID: 006702


Along with general descriptions of Sweden, Denmark and Norway, Landor denotes a contrast between Scandinavia and the Continent. In his chapter Poetry and the Philosophy of Travel Landor’s demonstrated that he is a product of the Enlightenment and of the Romantic Period. His point of departure is the Eighteeth Century idea that travel is not only a leisure activity but the purpose is to improve the traveler. He is also critical of the Grand Tour Model. [Fjågesund] View more info

Image for <b>The Scandinavian Races: The Northmen; The Sea-Kings and Vikings. Their Manners and Customs, Discoveries, Maritime Expeditions, Struggles, and Wars, Up to the Present Time  </b>

The Scandinavian Races: The Northmen; The Sea-Kings and Vikings. Their Manners and Customs, Discoveries, Maritime Expeditions, Struggles, and Wars, Up to the Present Time

By: Sinding, Paul C.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Published by the Author: 1875

Seller ID: 009635


An early work of Scandinavian history and culture. First Edition Thus. Originally published under the title "History of Scandinavia, From the Early Times of the Norseman and Vikings to the Present Day" (Pudney & Russell, 1859), [WorldCat and Library of Congress]. In the front matter is reprinted a letter to the author (addressed as Prof. Sinding) from Howard Crosby, Chancellor of the University of the City of New York, in which he states: 'It is, ... View more info

Image for <b> Letters from Scandinavia on the Past and Present State of the Northern Nations of Europe  </b><br>[Two-Volumes Complete]

Letters from Scandinavia on the Past and Present State of the Northern Nations of Europe
[Two-Volumes Complete]

By: Thomson, William

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London:, Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson: 1796

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 009827


First Edition. 8vo; 21.5 cm. xv, [1], 471; xii, 475 pp.The work features personal correspondences that often reflect on the current events of the time in Northern Europe & Scandinavia. There is also much information on Russia. The greater part of the text refers to the author's travels and observations of society in Russia, with side trips to Denmark, Lapland, and Sweden. Bound in full contemporary tree-calf with gilt tooling and leather label o... View more info

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Ice With Everything
[Greenland, Iceland, Sailing]

By: Tilman, H. W.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: 1974:, Gray's Publishing,: USA.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 007574


An old fashioned adventure and a sea story, Mr. Bill Tilman, a classic adventurer right up to his last days. His love for mountaineering, ocean sailing and the old English pilot cutters speaks clearly to us in this interesting little volume. The waters off Iceland, Greenland, northern Scotland comprise this adventure.Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Myla... View more info

Image for <b>The Story of Burnt Njal or Life in Iceland at the End of the Tenth Century  </b><br>[Njal Saga]; [Iceland];[ Vikings]; [Northmen]

The Story of Burnt Njal or Life in Iceland at the End of the Tenth Century
[Njal Saga]; [Iceland];[ Vikings]; [Northmen]

By: [Iceland; Folklore] Dasent, George Webbe

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Scotland:, Edmonston and Douglas,: 1861.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 007518


The English translation of the Icelandic Njal Saga, which was written down in its present form by the year 1200 AD. The first 200+ pages provide a historical background and description of the culture, government, religion, customs, etc. of the Icelandic Northmen (volume I). The remainder of the work contains the Saga, which was an oral tradition of even remoter antiquity. Njal (ca. 930-1011) was burnt alive in his home, one of the last in a series of man-sl... View more info