Greenfield Books: Icelandic Studies
found: 7 books

 
JOHNSON, SKULI
The Constitution of New Iceland
Winnipeg, MB, 1945. Wraps. pp. 8.8vo,,Stapled pamphlet in stiff printed card covers,A very scarce item. WorldCat does not list any copies, although AMICUS shows one copy, held by Queen's University (Kingston). Not in Peel. The card covers of our copy are creased and mod. soiled. University of Manitoba rubber stamp to front cover and name label ('D. S. Robertson') of former owner affixed to inside front cover. Corners of pages a bit 'thumbed', with light marginal soiling. Still a good copy. Translated from the Icelandic newspaper 'Framfari', & reprinted from 'Papers read before the Manitoba Historical Society'.
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Book number: 42265
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 44 | £UK 39.5 | JP¥ 5529]
Keywords: Iceland;Gimli;Hecla Island;;;;;;

 
JONASSON, G. N. LOUISE
Minningar Um Ey [Island Souvenir]
NP (Winnipeg), [Publisher not stated], 2001. 1st edition. Wraps.4to,,Stapled card covers sl. scuffed; else near fine condition,Jonasson was born in Winnipeg in 1954 and, from the bio in this catalogue, appears to have been well-supported by the government throughout her artistic career. The production of this catalogue was, presumably, funded by the people of the Province of Manitoba. Ill.: colour illustrations. The catalogue for an exhibition of 22 paintings at the Reykjavik, Iceland, art museum held Aug. 27 - Sept. 9, 2001.
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Book number: 30711
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22 | £UK 19.75 | JP¥ 2765]
Keywords: Icelandic;Iceland;Reykjavik;Canadian artist;Winnipeg;;;;

 
LAXNESS, HALLDOR KILJAN
Holl Sumarlandsins
Reykjavik, Iceland, Bokautgafan Heimskringla, 1938. 1st edition. Wraps. pp. 332.8vo,,,Laxness (1902-1998, birth name Halldor Gudjonsson) was perhaps the pre-eminent Icelandic novelist of the 20th century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1955 and, due to his fervent socialism, the Stalin International Award in 1949. He wrote a series of epic novels which explored the reality of Icelandic life, past and present, and generally rejuvenated Icelandic literature. This title, along with the other three, have been translated into English, and other languages. A first edition, in the author's native tongue, is remarkably scarce. Our copy is bound in the original undistinguished paper wraps. The spine is slanted and wrinkled. The covers are worn and turned at the edges, with light general soiling. Small oval sticker at the top of the front cover. Ink inscription (in Icelandic) on half-title page. Binding splitting between pp. 240/241, else clean and tight. A good copy, notwithstanding. The second part of Laxness' famous tetrology 'Heimsljos' or 'The Light of the World'. The text is in Icelandic.
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Book number: 35346
USD 350.00 [Appr.: EURO 306.75 | £UK 275 | JP¥ 38706]
Keywords: Iceland;Icelandic;Nobel Prize;;;;;;

 
SIGURDSSON, EFTIR HARALD
Kortasaga Islands Fra Ondverdu Til Loka 16. Aldar
Reykjavik, Iceland, Bokaautgafa Menningarsjoos, 1971. Hardcover. pp. 278.Folio,,,Handsomely bound in beige leather-like cloth over dark brown grained buckram spine, and encased in full colour dustjacket. The book is in near fine condition. The dust jacket shows slightest evidence of shelf wear. Both the book and jacket are kept in the publisher's slipcase, which does show wear but is still quite serviceable. This is a big, rather heavy, book (44 x 31 cms.). Ill.: colour, b&w maps, illusts. The text is in Icelandic; however, there is a lengthy Summary at the end, written in English.
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Book number: 44327
USD 225.00 [Appr.: EURO 197.25 | £UK 176.75 | JP¥ 24882]
Keywords: Iceland;Icelandic;Atlas;Geography;History;;;;

 
SIGURDSSON, EFTIR HARALD
Kortasaga Islands Fra Lokum 16. Aldar Til 1848
Reykjavik, Iceland, Bokaautgafa Menningarsjoos, 1978. Hardcover. pp. 279.Folio,,,The successor volume to 'Kortasaga Islands / Fra Ondverdu til Loka 16.Aldar', published in 1971. Handsomely bound in beige leather-like cloth over dark brown grained buckram spine, and encased in full colour dustjacket. The book is in near fine condition. The dust jacket is sunned at the spine with chipping at the spine ends and with a few small closed tears at the edges; else in good plus condition. Both the book and jacket are kept in the publisher's slipcase, which does show some light wear but is still perfectly serviceable. This is a big, rather heavy, book (44 x 31 cms.). Ill.: colour, b&w maps, illusts. The text is in Icelandic; however, there is a lengthy Summary at the end, written in English.
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Book number: 44328
USD 225.00 [Appr.: EURO 197.25 | £UK 176.75 | JP¥ 24882]
Keywords: Iceland;Icelandic;Atlas;Geography;History;;;;

 
SVEINSSON, BENEDIKT
Sturlunga Saga
Reykjavik, Iceland, Sigurfur Kristjansson, 1913. Wraps. pp. 333.Small 8vo,,Paper covers a bit 'thumbed' & a bit ragged; else vg condition,The Sturlunga saga is a collection of Icelandic sagas by various authors from the 12th and 13th centuries. It was first assembled in the 14th century. The main part of the Sturlunga consists of the Islendinga saga written by Sturla Thorvaldson (1214-1284). This compilation we have was edited by Sveinsson and is quite scarce, the more common compilation being edited by Gudbrand Vigfusson. No copies of this title were found listed in either the Norwegian, Swedish, or Danish national libraries. WorldCat lists 16 different editions of the Sturlunga saga, but only one listing is for this title (with Sveinsson and Bjarnason Bjorn as editors). It shows that the saga was published as four volumes in two; the last two being edited by Sveinsson. Our copy only contains the saga as edited by Sveinsson. Interestingly, even though WorldCat shows multiple copies of the one volume of Sveinsson's edition in institutional holdings worldwide, further research reveals that most of the copies listed are different editions than ours - with different editors. Pages uncut. Text is in Icelandic.
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Book number: 35013
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 109.5 | £UK 98.25 | JP¥ 13823]
Keywords: Sagas;Myths;Iceland;;;;;;

 
THOR, JAMES
A Monument in Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, Heartland Associates. 1st edition. pp. 159.8vo,,Remainder slash to bottom edge, else in near fine condition. Ill.: black-and-white photographs. How a memorial to Icelandic patriot Jon Sigurdsson united his people. Soft cover. ISBN 9781896150635.
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Book number: 41231
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.75 | £UK 15.75 | JP¥ 2212]
Keywords: Iceland;Manitoba;;;;;;;

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