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Myths, Legends, and Heros: Essays on Old Norse and Old English Literature, Anlezark, Daniel (Ed.)
1 Anlezark, Daniel (Ed.)Myths, Legends, and Heros: Essays on Old Norse and Old English Literature
Toronto University of Toronto Press 2011 0802099475 / 9780802099471 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New 6.25" x 9.5" 
First printing. Black textured binding with silver spine titling, gray endpapers. 272 pages. Bibliography. Index. ~Book is fine and unread in a fine dust jacket, now in a clear archival cover. ~~ A collection of quality critical essays from top-rank specialist-scholars of Old-Norse-Icelandic and Old English literature, which "explore the translation and transmission of Norse myth, the use of literature in society and authorial self-reflection, the place of myth in the expression of family relationships and recurrent motifs in Northern literature. The essays . . . include an examination of the theme of sibling rivalry, an analysis of Christ's unusual ride into hell as found in both Old Norse and Old English, a discussion of Beowulf's swimming prowess, and an analysis of the poetry in Snorri Sturluson's 'Edda'." Book sections: TRANSFORMING PAGANISM (3 essays); USING POETRY (3 essays); LITERARY HISTORIES (2 essays); MOTIFS AND THEMES (4 essays). Includes an extensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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The Syntax Of Old Norse: With a Survey of the Inflectional Morphology and A Complete Bibliography, Faarlund, Jan Terje
2 Faarlund, Jan TerjeThe Syntax Of Old Norse: With a Survey of the Inflectional Morphology and A Complete Bibliography
New York Oxford Univ. Press 2004 0199271100 / 9780199271108 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 6.5" x 9.5" 
First printing. Black binding with gold spine titling. 300 pages. Includes Bibliography of Old Norse Syntax. Subject index. Word Index. ~ Book appears unread, interior pages unmarked, sole flaw is a small tear at head of spine. Dust jacket is crisp, sole flaw is two small puncture marks at head of spine. Now in a clear archival cover. ~~ From jacket flap: "This is the first account of Old Norse for a hundred years and the first ever in a non-Scandinavian language. It presents a full analysis of Old Norse syntax and succinct description of its phonology and morphology." Supported by numerous prose examples taken from Norwegian and Icelandic manuscript editions. Author is a distinguished professor of Scandinavian linguistics. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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Two Runic Stones, From Greenland and Minnesota, Thalbitzer, William
3 Thalbitzer, WilliamTwo Runic Stones, From Greenland and Minnesota
Wash, D.C. Smithsonian Institution 1951 Wraps Very Good + 9 3/4" Tall 
Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections Volume 116, No. 3, August 30, 1951. Publication 4021. Stapled booklet in brown paper wraps. 71 rough-cut pages. Black & white illustrations. 1 fold-out table. Bibliography. ~~ In clean, unmarked condition, with a single, short 1/2" clean tear on bottom edge of front wrap with no paper or color loss. A few pages have a paper clip impression at top edge, and a few pages have some very pale foxing splotches on the outer edge, not affecting text. This is minor. ~~ The Kensington rune stone was discovered in 1898, and bears an inscription that has been estimated to date back to about A.D. 1300, and tells of a voyage of discovery originating in Scandinavia. For decades the stone was the subject of controversy regarding its origins and authenticity. The present monograph was originally published in the Danish scholarly publication Danske Studier in 1946-47, after which it was translated into English and published in the current form. It provides a thorough analysis regarding the authenticity of the Kensington stone in Minnesota, using the Kingigtorssuaq stone in Greenland for comparison, and suggests that the inscription may indeed be authentic. In the years immediately following this, additional studies were produced which effectively declared the Kensington stone to be a fraud. Though most Scandinavian studies scholars now consider the stone not to be genuine, the controversy has never entirely ended, with additional reports published in recent years which declare the stone to be a true artifact. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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