Title The Norse Discoveries and Explorations in America
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Fine
Jacket Condition Near Fine
Edition First Edition
Size 5.75" x 8.75"
Publisher Berkeley, CA Univ. Of California Press 1949
Seller ID 002279
First printing. Beige cloth with illustration of Viking ship on front cover. 201 pages. Map. Index. ~ Book is clean, tight, straight, with no wear, and interior pages unmarked. Dust jacket is nearly fine, with no edge wear, with mild toning to spine and a small red pen mark at bottom of front panel. Now in a clear archival cover.~~ This book presents in the first two chapters the 'Greenland' and 'Icelandic' versions of the Norse sagas relating to three Northmen voyages to America: those of Gunnbjorn Ulfsson, Eirik the Red, and Bjarni Herjulfsson, and a discussion of these voyages. The following chapters discuss the expeditions of Leif Eiriksson, Thorvald Eiriksson, and Thorfinn Karlsefni. This is an important period work which represents the current scholarship of the time.
NOISBN, America, United States, Nova Scotia, Vinland, History, Viking, Saga, Erikson, Eiriksson