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Category: All Categories: History: Europe: Iceland
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Bjarnason, Gunnar. Burton, Cedric.  
The Viking Horse.

Publisher: Icelandair [197-?]. 3rd Edition.
A second brief essay "Riding in Iceland" is by Cedric Burton. Two-fold pamphlet with 6 sides, 5 photos, 21x10 cm., with 8 postcards (1 b/w, 7 color) showing Icelandic ponies at work & rest. 36099.

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Daniélsson / Danielsson, Gudmundur, 1910- , frá / fra Guttormshaga.  
Heldrimenn á Húsgangi / a Husgangi.

Publisher: Ísafoldarprentsmidja / Isafoldarprentsmidja, Reykjavík, 1944.
237 p. In Icelandic. First edition of Daniélsson's eighth work; the first book by the Icelandic author appeared in 1935. Bound in mottled boards, leather spine & corners; ink owner name; VG. stock#21250 {gb}.

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Edwards, Ted  
Fight the Wild Island: A Solo Walk Across Iceland

Publisher: Topsfield, MA: Salem House, 1986 1st Am. ed..
188pp. illus. cloth 8vo: Very Good+ in a Fine dj [slight foxing of top & fore edges; some foxing on endpp; else a nice clean and crisp copy] An English adventurer’s account of a 500-mile coast-to-coast walk.

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Einarsson, Trausti.  
A Survey of Gravity in Iceland.

Publisher: Reykjavík, H. F. Leiftur Prenta'i, MCMLIV [1954]. Vísindafélag Íslendinga (Societas Scientiarum Islandica) XXX.
22 p., tables, diagrams, 14 folding maps in rear pocket. Part of the ongoing efforts to measure and quantify the earth. 'The present survey of gravity in Iceland is based on about 900 gravity stations… The work was done in the years 1950-54, most of it with a Worden gravity meter. ...The work aims at finding the general picture of the gravity field in this country and thereby to answer questions regarding isostatic equilibrium of the country as a whole or of parts of it. At the same time it aims at details where the topography made such work practicable within the course of a few years, and thereby it is attempted to discover the deeper structure in those parts of the country.' Stapled in printed wraps; edges a bit curled, VG. Stock#23354.

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Grimsson, Porkell  
Summary Guide to Exhibition Rooms of the National Museum of Iceland
Summary Guide to Exhibition Rooms of the National Museum of Iceland by Porkell Grimsson, 1976, paperback, ex-lib, very good condition, 42 pages, b/w photos

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Purchase direct from: Hard-to-Find Needlework Books. Item number: 44490.
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Traditional Icelandic Embroidery
Traditional Embroidery, Gudjonsson, Iceland, '85, a comprehensive book on the history and techniques of embroidery and lace. It includes a number of patterns, in English. 96 pages, 37 black and white illustrations, 54 color illustrations, 8"x8", cloth, decorative cover

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Purchase direct from: Hard-to-Find Needlework Books. Item number: 126.
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Gunnarsson, Arni  
Volcano: Ordeal by Fire in Iceland's Westmann Islands
Publisher: Reykjavik: Iceland Review, 1973.
96, [2] p., chiefly color illus.; 21 cm. Text, Árni Gunnarsson; translation, May & Hallberg Hallmundsson (p. [98]). Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) is a town and archipelago off the south coast of Iceland. The largest island, Heimaey, has a population of 4135. On 23 January 1973 the Eldfell volcano on the island erupted. This is an account of that eruption. Stock#47143. Good+, rear spine hinge covering torn / illustrated boards.

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Kidson, Peter. Hálfdanarson, Örlygur, editor.  
Iceland in a Nutshell. Complete Reference Guide.

Publisher: Iceland Travel Books, Reykjavik, 1971.
240 p., illus. incl. color plates, advertising, maps, index, 36257.

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Nordal, Johannes & Valdimar Kristinsson, editors.  
Iceland 1966. Handbook Published by the Central Bank of Iceland.

Publisher: Reykjavik, 1967.
xi, 390 p., index, 12 color plates. Contents include Country & Population; History & Literature; Constitution & Government; Foreign Relations; Industries; Trade & Communications; Economic Policy & Finance; Social Conditions; Religion & Education; Science & the Arts; Recreational Activities; Directory, Diplomatic Missions; Bibliography, pp. 362-375. Black covers printed in gold; VG. Stock#24170.

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Pálsson, Hermann & Paul Edwards, translators.  
Hrolf Gautreksson. A Viking Romance. Translated by Hermann Pálsson and Paul Edwards.

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, 1972.
'...Hrolf Gautreksson, like may of the legendary sagas, conflates material of three principal kinds. At one level is the ancient legendary material, in which nature and natural processes are constantly being distorted. This is a world of sorcery, giants, dwarfs, magic swords, and prophetic horns. At another level there is the viking material with certain codes of conduct..., plenty of physical action... reflects an age of energetic acquisitiveness. And at a third level we have material from the period of literary Romance, where emphasis is laid on courtly manners and self-control superimposed on the older virtues of courage and ambition. ...essentially escape literature. The interest in a leisured life reflects not a prosperous period in Iceland, but a mode of fantasy- escapism in a period of increasing economic strain and political mediocrity, with the loss of independence in 1262, and the subsequent economic burdens laid on the country.' 148 p., 22 cm.; pictorial dj chipped, scuffed, else VG. 30555.

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Scherman, Katharine.  
Daughter of Fire: A Portrait of Iceland.

Publisher: Little, Brown [1976]. 'First Edition'.
xii, 364 p., index, photos. "'Daughter of Fire' unfolds both a natural and a human history of the mid-Atantic island... from her first emergence out of the ocean... through the shaping of her landscape by the violent forces of volcanoes, glaciers, storms, and ocean, to the formation of her remarkable farmers' republic by Viking warriors of the tenth century and her turbulent history from that day to the present. Scherman pays particular attention to that outstanding body of literature which flowered at the time of Europe's Dark Ages: the famous Icelandic histories, skaldic verse, family sagas, and the incomparable Eddas. She also reviews the island's natural history...' Dj a bit worn, ink owner name; VG. Stock#24169.

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Scherman, Katherarine  
Daughter of Fire: a portrait of Iceland
Daughter of Fire: a portrait of Iceland by Katherarine Scherman, Little Brown, hard cover, dust jacket, first edition, 1975, 364 pages, 15 maps and illustrations

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Purchase direct from: Hard-to-Find Needlework Books. Item number: 41046.
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Snæbjörn Jónsson / Snaebjorn Jonsson & Co., Reykjavik.  
Islandica. Books on Iceland.

Publisher: Snæbjörn Jónsson & Co., Reykjavik [1967?].
Two small handlists, 48 & 20 p., 15 cm.; stapled in printed wraps; VG. The larger list includes Icelandic Sagas and Classics (various saga series; Early Icelandic Manuscripts in Facsimile; Corpus Codicum Islandicorum Medii Aevi; Rímnafélagid; Nordisk Filologi; Bibliotheca Arnamagnæana); Folklore, Mythology; Icelandic Literature; Icelandic Language; Geology, Geography, Natural History; Art; History, Politics, Economics; Viking Stories; Translations of Foreign Works; Maps of Iceland; the smaller list offers much the same categories. 36259.

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Thorarinsson, Sigurdur, 1912- .  
Surtsey. The New Island in the North Atlantic.

Publisher: N.Y., Viking, c1967.
47, 54 p. of plates, 19 x 21 cm. ‘On November 14, 1963, the smoke column of a volcanic eruption rising out of the ocean near Iceland was sighted by the crew of a fishing vessel. A few hours later, the noted Icelandic geologist Sigurdur Thorarinsson flew to the site to witness the birth of an island.’ Vg/dj good+. 101749x.

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Thorarinsson, Sigurdur. Karlsson, Pétur Kidson & Alan Boucher, translators.  
Volcanoes of Iceland.

Publisher: Sólarfilma, Reykjavik, 1973.
In English, Icelandic, Danish, German. Pamphlet, [16] p., 38 color photos, 22 cm.; pictorial wraps; VG. With folding map "Jar?fræ?ikort Nágrenni Reykjavíkur", 1958, 54x78 cm., showing geological surrounds of Reykjavik, in Icelandic & English. Also with Icelandair pamphlet "On the Geology of Iceland with special reference to some limited areas", 4 folds with 10 panels, 5 photos & 2 maps, 21 cm. Also with pamphlet "Búrfell Power Project and Neighbourhood Places of Interest", 4 folds & 10 panels, 22 cm., photo, 2 maps. Also with pamphlet "Hitaveita Reykjavíkur", in English, on tapping thermal energy under the city, 4 folds & 16 panels, 10 photos & 2 charts. Also with ca. 40 postcards, mostly color, a few duplicates. 36100.

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