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Sigurd the Dragon-Slayer: A Twice-Told Tale, Cartwright, Thomas
1 Cartwright, ThomasSigurd the Dragon-Slayer: A Twice-Told Tale
New York E.P. Dutton & Co. 1907 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket, as Issued 4.25" x 6.5" 
A title in Every Child's Library. Small volume in blue cloth with black and gilt titling and decoration and color paper illustration affixed to front cover; blue ribbon place-marker. 119 pages + glossary [1 pg]. Color frontispiece with tissue guard; 7 color plate illustrations; and numerous black and white illustrations throughout. ~ Book is clean with only minor rubbing at corners and one small abrasion on front cover. Paper is split between frontispiece and title page, but pages not loose and binding and webbing still intact and strong. ~~ This volume is one of six titles in the "Every Child's Library" series published in 1907-08 by William Heineman in London and E.P. Dutton in New York. The story is presented in two versions: the Viking hero as represented in Norse mythology and the Volsung Saga; and the more "modern" version as told by the Germans in poetic form as 'The Lay of the Nibelungs, Or, The Noble Life and Sad Ending of King Siegfried.' Though written for youth, this little book is equally entertaining for adults. Scarce. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Runelight, Harris, Joanne
2 Harris, JoanneRunelight
London Doubleday/Random House Children's Books 2011 085753081X / 9780857530813 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine 9.5" Tall 
Blue binding with silver spine titling; blue endpapers. 572 pages. 2 black & white maps. Book is clean, straight, interior pages unmarked. The boards each have a corresponding small dent injury to the front edge near the top and also ever so slightly to the top corners. Please see bookseller photos. Dust jacket is bright, crisp, with very incidental crinkling at heel of spine. Now protected in a clear archival cover. ~~ After a three-year wait, this is the follow-up to "Runemarks" (2009), and thus the second title in a "gloriously imaginative and dramatic tale about the Norse gods." Harris ("Chocolat," Blackberry Wine," "Holy Fools") has indicated that she plans to continue the series. ~ Four years have gone by since Ragnarok (the End of the Worlds), and Maddy, a young girl born with a 'ruinmark' on her hand, is now seventeen. The Order has been destroyed, lawlessness is rife, and creatures of the Netherworld are being released in the World Above. Maddy and the surviving gods are faced with the challenge of rebuilding Asgard and confronting the enemy. ~ When "Runemarks" appeared, Harris was hailed for her convincing portrayals of the various gods, such as the irreverent Loki, and for the complex fantasy tinged with a comedic element. "Runelight" continues that formula and has also been praised. Though written for youth, these books will also be enjoyed by adults. Not yet published in the U.S. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Runemarks, Harris, Joanne
3 Harris, JoanneRunemarks
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2008 0375844449 / 9780375844447 First American Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - 9.25" Tall Signed by Author
First published in the UK by Doubleday in 2007. This copy is the first American edition. White binding with metallic red illustrations on spine. 526 pages. Includes three b&w illustrations/maps of the worlds; List of Characters; and List of "Runes of the Elder Script." ~Book is clean, tight, unread. Dust jacket is fine, clean, bright, as new. Now in a clear archival cover. ~~ From the bestselling author of "Chocolat," this is Harris's first novel geared towards teens as well as adults. The first title in a fantasy trilogy, it is set in a newly rebuilt world hundreds of years after Ragnarok (the end of the world in Old Norse legend), where there is a new religion called The Order, in which gods are not revered and magic is taboo. Fourteen-year-old Maddy has a 'ruinmark' on her hand and has some special skills that she keeps secret. Her friend One-Eye, an Outlander, knows the truth, and encourages her to learn more about her parentage and her powers, and to fight in the war between the old and the new. "Harris creates a glorious and complex world replete with rune-based magical spells, bickering gods, exciting adventures and difficult moral issues." --Publishers Weekly, starred review. ~The second title in the trilogy is titled Runelight (2011); the third title has yet to be published. ~~ This copy is signed by Harris on the title page. A beautiful copy. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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The Boy Travellers in Northern Europe: Adventures of Two Youths in a Journey Through Holland, Germany, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, With Visits to Heligoland and The Land of the Midnight Sun, Knox, Thomas W.
4 Knox, Thomas W.The Boy Travellers in Northern Europe: Adventures of Two Youths in a Journey Through Holland, Germany, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, With Visits to Heligoland and The Land of the Midnight Sun
New York Harper & Brothers 1892 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Olive green cloth with illustration in pink, green and gilt on front cover and additional detailing on spine. Maps on endpapers. Chromolithograph frontispiece. xvi, 531pages + 4 pgs with publisher catalog: "Interesting Books for Boys." Profuse b & w illustrations. ~ Book is clean and in uite nice, near fine condition, with light rubbing along bottom edges; paper is partly torn at juncture of front pastedown and free endpaper, but binding is still very much intact and secure; toning to text block; interior pages clean and unmarked. Previous owner name and date written in meticulous old-fashion script on front flyleaf: "Albert F.Blakeslee, Dec. 25, '91." ~~ Knox (1835-1896) was a respected journalist and author best known for his output as a travel writer. After completing his own world travels, he produced the 20+ volumes of the "Boy Travellers" series of travelogue stories for boys, each volume addressing a different region. These books are remarkable for their meticulous factual, educational and cultural detail. In this volume, the two young travelers, Frank Bassett and Fred Bronson, accompanied by Frank's mother and sister and their mentor Doctor Bronson, travel through Germany, the Netherlands, and the three Nordic countries of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Many of the quaint and charming illustrations were borrowed from other Harper publications such as Harper's Monthly. The four different endpaper maps show the travel routes for each of the countries. A very attractive copy of this delightful antiquarian travel narrative for youth, with lots of historically interesting detail. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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Yo, Vikings!, Schachner, Judith Byron
5 Schachner, Judith ByronYo, Vikings!
New York Dutton Childrens Books 2002 0525468897 / 9780525468899 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Judith Byron Schachner 
Oversize, glossy pictorial hardcover with matching dust jacket. 30 pages. Color illustrations, many full page. Book is clean, in excellent condition save for a black remainder spot on the bottom of the text block. Dust jacket shows some wear at head of spine and tops of flap folds, and has a short closed tear at bottom edge of back panel and a smaller tear at heel of spine with a bit of color loss. Now in a clear archival cover. ~~ Emma is a young girl with a vivid imagination. When she is assigned to write a school report on Erik the Red, she becomes fascinated with the lore of the Vikings and finally her wildest wish comes true when a Viking ship is delivered to her backyard. The stunning, full-color illustrations add to the magic of this story. The last page has an author's note with some background information about the Vikings with a list of books for further reading. This copy is signed on the title page by the author. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Treve, Terhune, Albert Payson
6 Terhune, Albert PaysonTreve
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1932 Reprint Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 9.25" Tall Morgan Stinemetz (dust jacket Illus.) 
Blue cloth with dark blue spine and cover titling and dog illustration stamped on front cover. Blue and white illustrated endpapers. Color frontispiece by Morgan Stinemetz which matches dust jacket. 312 rough-cut style pages. Book is in excellent condition, straight, binding tight and square, text block retains blue publisher top stain, no edge wear, only sign of age is a mild yellowing of the endpapers and outer text block and some very light unobtrusive foxing on the title page. Interior pages are otherwise clean and unmarked. Dust jacket is also in very nice condition and very much intact; bright orange on the front with yellow titling and the Stinemetz collie illustration. Spine is sunned. Rear panel is red. There is some minimal chipping at head/heel of spine and flap folds, a small hole near base of spine, three short closed edge tears, and some overall light scuffing and soiling. Please see bookseller photos. Front lap has "100100" price and also states the following: "This book is complete and unabridged! From first page to last it is exactly as the author wrote it and as originally published at the higher price. The low price is made possible by printing from the original plates and by the author's acceptance of a reduced royalty." Now protected in a clear archival cover. ~~ This copy is estimated to have been published in the mid-1930s. This determination has been made by the fact that one of the list of books on the back jacket flap is "The Way of a Dog" (1932). Also, a new Grosset & Dunlap reprint edition (which is different from this one) appeared in 1941. This is quite an attractive early reprint copy of one of Terhune's most popular dog stories. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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