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1900 The Story of Burnt Njal From the Icelandic of the Njals Saga / Grant Richards, London / By Sir George Webbe Dasent / Lovely Binding

1900 The Story of Burnt Njal From the Icelandic of the Njals Saga / Grant Richards, London / By Sir George Webbe Dasent / Lovely Binding

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In a very attractive binding taken from the very first 1861 edition, here is a scarce antique copy of The Story of Burnt Njal From the Icelandic of the Njals Saga. By Sir George Webbe Dasent. This copy was published in 1900 by Grant Richards, London. In good condition, with tanning and spotting to the pages and some inscriptions being the only real condition points to note (detailed below).

Inside the pages are tightly bound. Opens with a black and white frontispiece (else unillustrated). The frontis has a tissue guard and this, along with the adjacent title page has some fairly heavy spotting. There is also spotting to the closed outside edges. With several inked inscriptions on the front front free endpaper (see photos). Has a detailed introduction plus an Icelandic chronology.

In petrol-blue cloth covered boards with beautiful ornate gilt decoration to the front and gilt titles to the spine. As mentioned above, this cover design is taken from the first edition. It combines the chief weapons mentioned in the saga: Gunnar's bill, Skarphedinn's axe, and Kari's sword, bound together by one of the silver rings found in a Viking hoard in Orkney. All in top order, clean and smart with just a little edge wear rubbing and bumping, but minor.

Your antique copy of The Story of Burnt Njal will be wrapped with care in tissue and ribbon* and sent well packaged. I am always happy to add a gift card with a message to the parcel if desired.

H 20 cm x W 14 cm, 333 pages, 0.62 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK. (There are just a very few countries which I am unable to ship to).

* If you would prefer for your book not to be decoratively wrapped and sent simply in the full packaging please add a note to the order.

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