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Icelandic Legends collected by Jon Arnason

 
Icelandic Legends collected by Jon Arnason by ARNASON, Jon [translated by] George E G Powell, Eirikur Magnusson (1864)

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Author: ARNASON, Jon [translated by] George E G Powell, Eirikur Magnusson
Title: Icelandic Legends collected by Jon Arnason
 
Year: 1864
Publisher: Richard Bentley
Place: London
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: No
 
Price: £100
 
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pp 264 illustrated edition of Icelandic Legends collected by Jon Arnason, the "Grimm of Iceland". Very good in red cloth which is deeply embossed with ivy leaf decoration, with gilt spine lettering and yellow endpapers. Very slight marking to the spine where the gilt is rubbed, light dust soiling to the edges. The text includes Stories of Elves, Water-monsters, Trolls, Ghosts and Goblins, finely illustrated with a frontispiece and 27 suitably macabre engravings by various artists. No ownership inscriptions but a blind library stamp of W H Smith & Son, the Strand.
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