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1 ANDERSON, John R.L. PAINTER, George D., Introduction KITZ, Leonard A., p.234 PETLEY-JONES, p.234 Vinland Voyage 1st UK ed in dj
Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1967, 
ANDERSON, John R.L. Vinland Voyage. [dj adds: The Guardian Expedition to Vinland 1966]. L.: Eyre & Spottiswoode, (1967). First U.K. Edition. Pp (10),[11]-278,(2) + 16 pp. of plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Map endpapers. Toy 0485. Chapter 14 (pp.195-217) : "Off Labrador and Newfoundland" with much historical discussion, mainly falling contra the positions of "the Newfoundland school of Vinland studies". Not in O'Dea. Introduction by George D. Painter. With a bibliography. Chapter 15 (pp.218-239) : "A Week of Fog" follows the Griffin down the Nova Scotian coast. In Halifax Queen's Harbourmaster Commander Petley-Jones and former mayor Leonard A. Kitz are encountered. In his forty-four-foot cutter Griffin, "Anderson followed the ice and fogbound course taken by Leif Ericksson a thousand years before - to Iceland, Greenland,past Newfoundland, Labrador, to Nova Scotia, and finally down the coast of New England to Vinland. It was his conviction that the Vinland of the Nors e Sagas was New England rather than Canada, and perhaps Martha's Vineyard in particular." - from the U.S. dust jacket. An account of an expedition sponsored by Britain's Guardian newspaper which followed a speculativly-reconstructed Norse colonisation route based on the recently publicized Vinland Map in the possession of Yale University. The route, stretching from Scarborough, England, to Martha's Vinyard, followed the length of Nova Scotia's east coast and included a stop in Halifax where expedition members encountered Harbourmaster Commander Petley-Jones and Mayor Leonard Kitz. Vg in vg dj.45.00

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2 ANDERSON, John R.L. PAINTER, George D., Introduction KITZ, Leonard A., p.234 PETLEY-JONES, p.234 Vinland Voyage 1st UK ed in dj
Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1967, 
ANDERSON, John R.L. Vinland Voyage. [dj adds: The Guardian Expedition to Vinland 1966]. L.: Eyre & Spottiswoode, (1967). First U.K. Edition. Pp (10),[11]-278,(2) + 16 pp. of plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Map endpapers. Toy 0485. Chapter 14 (pp.195-217) : "Off Labrador and Newfoundland" with much historical discussion, mainly falling contra the positions of "the Newfoundland school of Vinland studies". Not in O'Dea. Introduction by George D. Painter. With a bibliography. Chapter 15 (pp.218-239) : "A Week of Fog" follows the Griffin down the Nova Scotian coast. In Halifax Queen's Harbourmaster Commander Petley-Jones and former mayor Leonard A. Kitz are encountered. In his forty-four-foot cutter Griffin, "Anderson followed the ice and fogbound course taken by Leif Ericksson a thousand years before - to Iceland, Greenland,past Newfoundland, Labrador, to Nova Scotia, and finally down the coast of New England to Vinland. It was his conviction that the Vinland of the Nors e Sagas was New England rather than Canada, and perhaps Martha's Vineyard in particular." - from the U.S. dust jacket. An account of an expedition sponsored by Britain's Guardian newspaper which followed a speculativly-reconstructed Norse colonisation route based on the recently publicized Vinland Map in the possession of Yale University. The route, stretching from Scarborough, England, to Martha's Vinyard, followed the length of Nova Scotia's east coast and included a stop in Halifax where expedition members encountered Harbourmaster Commander Petley-Jones and Mayor Leonard Kitz. Vg in chipped dj. 40.00

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3 ANDERSON, John R.L. PAINTER, George D., Introduction KITZ, Leonard A., p.234 PETLEY-JONES, p.234 Vinland Voyage 1st US ed in dj
Funk & Wagnalls, 1967, 
ANDERSON, John R.L. Vinland Voyage. N.Y.: Funk and Wagnalls, (1967). First U.S. edition. Pp (10),[11]-278,(2) + 16 pp. of plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Mapendpapers. Toy 0485. Not in O'Dea. Introduction by George D. Painter. With a bibliography. Chapter 14 (pp.195-217) : "Off Labrador and Newfoundland" with much historical discussion, mainly falling contra the positions of "the Newfoundland school of Vinland studies". Chapter 15 (pp.218-239) : "A Week of Fog" follows the Griffin down the Nova Scotian coast. In Halifax Queen's Harbourmaster Commander Petley-Jones and former mayor Leonard A. Kitz are encountered. In his forty-four-foot cutter Griffin, "Anderson followed the ice and fogbound course taken by Leif Ericksson a thousand years before -to Iceland, Greenland, past Newfoundland, Labrador, to Nova Scotia, and fi nally down the coast of New England to Vinland. It was his conviction that the Vinland of the Norse Sagas was New England rather than Canada, and perhaps Martha's Vineyard in particular." - from the dust jacket. Vg in sl worndj. 25.00

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4 Anon. Amid Arctic Snows : A Story of Gospel Pioneers and their Work in Iceland, Lapland, and Lone Labrador. With Peeps at the Peoples of these Lands
John Ritchie, Publisher, Kilmarnock, Scotland , 1912, 
Anon. Amid Arctic Snows : A Story of Gospel Pioneers and their Work in Iceland, Lapland, and Lone Labrador. With Peeps at the Peoples of these Lands. Kilmarnock, Scotland : John Ritchie, Publisher, n.d. [1910s?]. Pp (8),[9]-103,(1),(8). Illustrated. Small 8vo, illustrated peach cloth, a.e.g. Not in O'Dea. Pp 73-103 on Labrador. Contents : Introduction; Peeps at Iceland - The Land and the People, Industries and Occupations, Early Days of Christianity; Peeps at Lapland - Peeps at the Lapps, The Religion of the Lapps, The Gospel in Lapland; Peeps at Faroe - Gospel Labours and Fruit; Lone Labrador- Peeps at the People, The Gospel's First Entrance, The First Mission Colo ny, Trials and Triumphs of Faith, Labrador and the Present Time. Bookplate,else a very good copy. 150.00

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5 Archaeology - Norway] Norwegian Archaeological Review 10:1-2) MYRHE, Bjorn (ed.) Norwegian Archaeological Review Volume 10, nos. 1-2, 1977
Universitetsforlaget, Oslo, 1977, 
[Archaeology - Norway]. Norwegian Archaeological Review Volume 10, nos. 1-2, 1977 . Editor: Bjorn Myhre. Oslo: Universitets Forlaget, 1977. Pp. (4),[1]-158,(2). Illustrated. Double column. Large 8vo, printed yellow wraps. Includes: Randi Haland's "Archaeological Classification of Ethnic Groups: A Case Study from Sudanese Nubia", Else Johansen Kleppe's "Archaeological Material and Ethnic Identification: A Study of Lappish Material from Varanger, Norway", Letten Fegersten Saugstad's "The Settlement of Iceland", Edvard C. Harris's "Units of Archaeological Stratification", and Sandnes, Salvesen, Farbregd, and Halvorsen's "The Hoset Project: An Interdisciplinary Study of a Marginal Settlement". Slightly cocked, name stamp, else vg. For the issue. 20.00

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6 Arctic Journal DOWNES, P.G. BARR, William DOLITSKY, Alexander B. Arctic: Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America. Volume 38, No. 3,September 1985
Published for the Arctic Institute of North America by The University of Calgary Press, Calgary , 1985, 
(Arctic Journal). Arctic: Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America.Volume 38, No. 3, September 1985. Calgary : Published for the Arctic Insti tute of North America by The University of Calgary Press, 1985. Pp [i]-ii,[167]-260. Illustrated. Maps. Double Column. 4to, illustrated pale blue cardcovers. Of nautical interest : To Great Slave and Great Bear: P.G. Downes' s Journal of Travels [by canoe] North from Ile a la Crosse in 1938 [Part II]” (R.H. Cockburn, Editor, pp 231-243). Other articles : Arctic Marine Phototrophic Systems: Functions of Sea Ice Stabilization (by S. Apollonio); IceShelf Studies off Northern Ellesmere Island, Spring 1983 (by Martin O. Jef fries); A Critical Review of "the Mesolithic" in Relation to Siberian Archaeology (by Alexander B. Dolitsky); The Reactions of Muskoxen to Snowmobile Harassment (by Margaret A. McLaren and Jeffrey E. Green); Tundra Fire Regimes in the Noatak River Watershed, Alaska: 1956-83 (by Charles H. Racine, John G. Dennis, and William A. Patterson III); Species Composition and Abundance of Zooplankton in the Nearshore Beaufort Sea in Winter-Spring (by Rita Horner and David Murphy); Late Weichselian Glacial Geology of the Lower Borgarfjordur Region, Western Iceland: a Preliminary Report (by Olafur Ingolfsson); Pollen, Oxygen Isotope Content and Seasonality in an Ice Core from the Penny Ice Cap, Baffin Island (by Susan K. Short and Gerald Holdsworth); Imperial Russia's Pioneers in Arctic Aviation (by William Barr); plus Notes,News and Reviews. Rubbed, else very good. 20.00

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7 ARNASON, Ragnar and Lawrence FELT, (eds.) An Island Living series, volume 3 MYERS, Ransom HUTCHINGS, Jeffrey North Atlantic Fisheries : Successes, Failures and Challenges. First Edition
Institute of Island Studies, Charlottetown, PEI, 1995, ISBN:0919013252 
ARNASON, Ragnar and Lawrence FELT, (eds.). The North Atlantic Fisheries : Successes, Failures and Challenges. Charlottetown, PEI: The Institute of Island Studies, 1995. First Edition. Pp. (4),iii-viii,(2),11-317,(3). With maps, tables, graphs, diagrams in text. 8vo, illustrated blue and white card covers. Volume 3 in the An Island Living series. Contents: Arnason and Felt's Introduction: "Island Fishing Societies of the North Atlantic" "The Biological Collapse of Atlantic Cod off Newfoundland and Labrador" by Jeffrey A.Hutchings and Ransom A. Myers' (pp.37-93); "Fisheries Management on Prince Edward Island" by David K. Cairns (pp.95-133); "The Faroese Fishing Indust ry at the Crossroads: Staying Outside the EU" by Jógvan Mørkøre; "The Greenland Fisheries: Developing a Modern Fishing Industry" by Ragnar Arnason andPeter Friis' ; "It Were Well to Live Mainly Well Off Fish: The Collapse of Newfoundland's Fishery and Beyond" by Lawrence F. Felt and L.W. Locke's (p p.197-236); "Icelandic Fisheries and Fisheries Management: Adaptation to a Limited Resource Base" by Ragnar Arnason (pp.237-266); "Newfoundland and Iceland: A Comparative Development" by Sigfús Jónsson (pp.267-304). Very good. 30.00

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8 Arts and Letters Competition) O'NEILL, Paul DAWE, Tom CROCKER, Ron Winning Entries in the Nfld. 1968 Frecker copy
1968, 
(Arts and Letters Competition). Winning Entries In The Newfoundland Government Sponsored Competition For The Encouragement of Arts and Letters, Etc., 1968. N.pl.: n.pub., n.d. No printer given. Pp (8),1-87,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, card covers. O'Dea A214. Paul O'Neill's poem "Iceland Poppies" and his play "The Hush of the Starling"; Tom Dawe's narrative poem "Dog-Fish Summer"; Helen Porter's short story "An August Northeaster". No art works reproduced this year. From the library of G.A. Frecker, with his name on the cover. Vg. 25.00

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9 BALAN, Jars, (ed.) KREISEL, Henry ARNASON, David LEVITAN, Seymour Identifications : Ethnicity and the Writer in Canada. First Edition.
Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 1982, ISBN:0920862152 
BALAN, Jars, (ed.). Identifications : Ethnicity and the Writer in Canada. Edited by Jars Balan. Edmonton: The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies,University of Alberta, 1982. First Printing. Pp. (8),[ix]-xii,[1]-158,(6). 8vo, illustrated white card covers with black lettering to front and spine . A volume in the Alberta Library in Ukrainian Canadian Studies series. "Presents selected papers froma conference held in Edmonton in 1979, which examined the relationship between ethnicity and the literature of selected writers in Canada." - from the rear cover. Contents: Henry Kreisel's "The 'Ethnic' Writer in Canada", Yar Slavutych's "Early Ukrainian Literature in Canada", George Bisztray's "Canadian Hungarian Literature", Jars Balan's "Ukrainian Influences in George Ryga's Works", David Arnason's "Icelandic Canadian Literature", Panel Discussion: "Ethnicity and Identity: The Question of One's Literary Passport", Danylo Struk's "Ukrainian Emigré Literature in Canada", Judy Young's "The Unheard Voices", Seymour Levitan's "Canadian Yiddish Writers", and Panel Discussion: "Hyphenated Canadians: The Question of Consciousness". Name to flyleaf, five characters inked inside rear cover, else very good. 25.00

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10 BALFOUR, Harold. WULFF, Lee Folk, Fish and Fun. First Edition in dustjacket. Signed
Terence Dalton Limited, Lavenham, Suffolk , 1978, ISBN:0900963859 
BALFOUR, Harold. Flk, Fish and Fun. Foreword by Chapman Pincher. Lavenham, Suffolk : Terence Dalton Limited, 1978. First Edition. Pp [i]-xiv,1-106,+ 25 pp. Photos. 8vo, white cloth, gilt lettering to spine. “Harold Balfour, Lord Balfour of Inchrye, [...] is also an authority of all aspects of river fishing. [...] In this book he introduces the Rivers Tweed, Spey and Dee, amongst others in Scotland; the Restigouche in Canada; the Serpentine in Newfoundland and others in Norway and Iceland and tells of his biggest catch ever in the estuary of the Volta River in the Gold Coast (now Ghana).” - from the dj. Chapters : 1. My Biggest Ever; 2. In the Beginning; 3. Oh What a Beautiful Morning; 4. Escape to the Coho; 5. The Gander River (pp.22-32); 6. Labrador (pp.33-38); 7. Trips to the Restigouche (pp.39-49); 8. The Maestro [on Lee Wulff, [given here as Wulffe"] pp.50-55]; 9. A Minnow into Poland; 10. Norway; 11. The Chapter of Shame; 12. Would You Like to Own a Fishing?; 13. "When Shall I Dwell With Worms"; 14. Coincidence - Or What?; 15. It's True - I Swear It Is; 16. The Silly Little River [the Fleet in Sutherland]; 17. Postscript to Gander - And to Hell with Age (pp.104-106). With 7 pages of signatures (some notables?) and good wishes, some notes in the text,else very good in rubbed and worn dustjacket. Signed and inscribed by the author (Balfour of Inchrye). 35.00

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Above the Circle. First  Edition, Signed, BASCH, Marty.
11 BASCH, Marty. Above the Circle. First Edition, Signed
Top of the World Communications, Intervale, NH, 1997, ISBN:0964651017 1997 0964651017 / 9780964651012 
BASCH, Marty. Above the Circle. Intervale, NH : Top of the World Communications, (June 1997). First Printing. Pp [i]-xiii,(3),1-154,(6). Illustrated. Map. 8vo, black and white card covers.

"The Arctic Circle can be a very warm place when experienced by bicycle. Join Marty Basch, author of Against the Wind, as he pedals among the reindeer near the top of the world..."

“Basch gives us a humorous fun and insightful travelogue about people met and challenges overcome during a three month, 3,000 mile summer journey [by bicycle] near and above the Arctic Circle in Iceland, Norway, Finland and Sweden.” - from the back cover.

Very good. Signed and inscribed by the author. 20.00

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H.M.S. Rodney at Sea: Being the Story of the Second Commission of His Majesty's Battleship Rodney.  no dj., BENSTEAD, C.R
12 BENSTEAD, C.R H.M.S. Rodney at Sea: Being the Story of the Second Commission of His Majesty's Battleship Rodney. no dj.
Methuen, London , 1932, 
BENSTEAD, C.R. H.M.S. Rodney at Sea : Being the Story of the Second Commission of His Majesty's Battleship 'Rodney'. London : Methuen & Co. Ltd., (1932). Pp (),vii-xii,(2),1-205, (3),(8, publisher's catalogue) + frontispiece,+ [19] leaves plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Originally intended as a private cruise book for Rodney's crew, this volume details ( in a charming and lighthearted manner) the battleship's voyages in 1930-31-32. The itinerary includes Iceland, the Azores and West Indies, Madeira andGibraltar, as well as extensive cruising in the Channel, North and Irish S eas. With a list of the ship's officers, and chronicles of sporting and cultural events on board. 1. Tells how we commission at Devonport on a fine dayy, hoist a Commander-in-Chief's Flag at Portsmouth in the rain, and sail for a remote northern settlement called Invergordon, occupying ourselves with warlike measures on the way. 2. In which we proclaim an aesthetic affection for pigs and poached eggs, and descending from our high estate, blink sardonic eyes at Joshua, whom we find in Scapa Flow, where, incidentally, we meet our Waterloo. Tells, in conclusion, of men whose stern sheets are likened to water-tight doors. 3. Tells how we find Devon in Ulster, and among its dangerously hospitable inhabitants much solace, not to mention a newly-born street and a black kitten. Embraces the most single-minded city in the British Isles [Londonderry / Derry], and describes, in conclusion, how we come to pick up a Parliamentary Delegation at Rothesay, in Bute, and sail with them for a land that belies its name. 4. In which we come to a barren and dry land, find a garden in a cinder, and meet Gerd, the daughter of Gymir, among the cod-fish- Tells, too, how we lose a boat-race, see a mirage, save an airman, and finally vanish into the blue. 5. Tells how we find men living on rocks that are gardens, and how while listening for a noise, disconcertingly hear the bray of an unspecified ass. Recounts, too, our adventures under sail at Falmouth, our misadventures under power at Lyme Regis, and finally delivers us safely back to Devonport, there to meet an invasion. 6.In which we come again to Invergordon, and, while devoting ourselves to co mpetitive art, lose our cable and win a cup. Describes, too, he now we survive an Admiral's inspection, and then hurry south to Portsmouth, where we delight the gaze of a King and incidentally endure much hardship. 7. In which it's westward-ho for Trinidad, and it's eastward-ho for Spain, between which considerable voyages we enable a pitch lake to fulfil its destiny, search in vain for Friday's footprint, look into the crater of a volcano, and learn how to pronouce Antigua. Tells, too, how all the Med warships and all the Med men, sailed out from Gib and then back again. In short, a very longchapter. 8. Introduces Bill, and tells how we occupy ourselves with guns a t Invergordon, oars at Scapa Flow, and a peculiarly contumacious breed of torpedo at Weymouth, before going by way of Spithead and Torquay to Teignmouth where several young ladies run away to sea. Mentions, too, the start of a great controversy. 9. Describes how we come yet again to Invergordon but return unexpectedly to Devonport; also how we come to poach an expeditious egg in the Firth of Forth. Mentions the genesis of this record, and tells in conclusion of one of our number who takes the cake. 10. In which the curtain comes down on the second act. Before that it completes the story of Rodney's Church, and tells how we uphold the name of Rodney to the end. But itis, of necessity, a short and rather sad chapter. Appendix : The second co mmission of H.M.S. Rodney: List of Officers. Sport. Table of dates, places,and distances steamed. Rubbed, very occasional light foxing, bookplate (As hcroft Collection, Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust), else vg. 125.00

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13 BERTRAM, Christoph and Johan Jorgen HOLST, eds. ORVIK, Nils Norwegian Foreign Policy Studies, 21 LINDSEY, George R. New Strategic Factors in the North Atlantic. presentation copy.
Universitetsforlaget, Oslo, 1977, ISBN:8200050394 
BERTRAM, Christoph and Johan Jorgen HOLST, eds. New Strategic Factors in the North Atlantic . Edited by Christoph Bertram and Johan Jorgen Holst. Osloand London: Universitetsforlaget / IPC Science and Technology Press, (1977 ). Pp. (8),9-193,(3). 8vo, illustrated white cloth boards with black lettering to front and spine. Norwegian Foreign Policy Studies, number 21. Contents: 1. Bertram's "New Strategic Factors in the North Atlantic"; 2. Anders C. Sjaastad and John Kristen Skogan's "The Strategic Environment of the North Atlantic and the Perspectives of the Littoral States"; 3. Phillip A. Karber and Jon L. Lellenberg's "The State and Future of U.S. Naval Forces in the North Atlantic"; 4. Robert G. Weinland's "The State and Future of the Soviet Navy in the North Atlantic"; 5. Nils Orvik's "Canada and North AtlanticSecurity"; 6. Erling Bjol's "The Arctic in Danish Perspective"; 7. Finn So llie's "The Interaction of the Arctic in the North Atlantic: A Norwegian Perspective"; 8. Bjorn Bjarnason's "Iceland's Security Policy"; 9. Holst's "Prospects for Conflict, Management and Arms Control in the North Atlantic"; 10. George R. Lindsey's "The Future of Anti-Submarine Warfare and its Impact on Naval Activities in the North Atlantic and Arctic Regions"; 11. DanielP. O'Connell's "Resource Exploitation, The Law of the Sea and Security"; 1 2-13. Holst's "The Strategic Importance of the North Atlantic: Some Questions for the Future [and] Norway's Role and Options". Light spine browning, else very good. From the library of Admiral Fred W. Crickard, with presentation sheet "With compliments, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs [typed], on behalf of Professor N. Orvik, Queen's University [written]" laidin at front. 50.00

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14 BJARNASON, J. Magnus. JAKOBSON, Borga (trans.). Errand Boy in the Mooseland Hills. Paperback.
Formac Publishing Company Limited, Halifax, 2001, ISBN:0887805418 
BJARNASON, J. Magnus. Errand Boy in the Mooseland Hills. [Front cover adds:"Stories from Nova Scotia's Forgotten Icelandic Settlement"].Translated by Borga Jakobson. Halifax: Formac Publishing Company Limited, (2001). Pp. (6 ),[7]-184. 8vo, blue ill. card covers. " -from the front cover. "When a group of Icelanders were encouraged to settle in Nova Scotia in 1875, they were given land in a remote forested area east of Dartmouth, known as Mooseland Hills. Young Magnus Bjarnson was one of those who came with his family. Times were hard and although he was just a boy, he was sent to work for households in the area, doing chores and running errands. Bjarnasson returned to these experiences in his writing: the finely crafted chapters of this book describe unforgettable characters and events from this time. In one story, the larger-than-life Hromundar kidnaps the local doctor and rows him through a raging sea to his island home hoping to save the life of his ailing wife. In another, a Mr Balfour is too sick to finish his harvest but he finds that at night, while everyone is asleep, his crops are taken in. Perhaps it is Eyvindur, the young Icelander who owes Balfour a debt of gratitude. During this time Young Magnus finds himself enlisted by a neighbour, Mabel McIsaac, to try to learn the identity of an Icelandic man who died in her care, whose grave she visits every day. These compelling portraits of rural life in the late nineteenth century are unknown to English language readers.now, through this translation by Manitoba author Borga Jakobson, readers c an enjoy the remarkably fresh writing of Magnus Bjarnason." - from the rearcover. Very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 12.00

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Young Icelander : The Story of an Immigrant in Nova Scotia and Manitoba., BJARNASON, Johann Magnus.
15 BJARNASON, Johann Magnus. Young Icelander : The Story of an Immigrant in Nova Scotia and Manitoba.
Formac Publishing, Halifax, 2009, ISBN:9780887808692 
BJARNASON, Jóhann Magnus. The Young Icelander : The Story of an Immigrant in Nova Scotia and Manitoba. Translation of Eirikur Hansson from the Icelandic by Borga Jakobson. (Halifax, Nova Scotia) : Formac Publishing Company Limited, (2009). First Canadian Edition. (2),[3]-336. 8vo, photo-illustrated brown card covers. "A Classic Now Translated into English!" - front cover. "Jóhann Magnús Bjarnason, author, poet, teacher (b. at Medalnes, Nordur-Mulasysla, Iceland 24 May 1866 - d. at Elfros, Sask. 8 Sept 1945). The greatest and most prolific of Icelandic Canadian novelists, Bjarnason immigrated to Canada in 1875." "In Nova Scotia at the end of the 19th century, an Icelandic boy is stranded ashore with his grandparents on the province's EasternShore. This fictionalized memoir evokes the immigrant experience in the ru ral Maritimes, and then in the Icelandic settlements of Manitoba. Author Johann Magnus Bjarnason published this best-selling book in Icelandic, and itearned him a reputation as one of Iceland's leading writers of the early 2 0th century. For contemporary readers, his book provides an unusual vantagepoint on life in rural Nova Scotia and then in the Icelandic settlements i n Manitoba more than a hundred years ago." - from the back cover. Very good. 12.50

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16 BOUCHER, Alan, (trans.) Elves, Trolls and Elemental Beings : Icelandic Folktales II. Translated byAlan Boucher. First Edition.
Iceland Review Library, Reykjavik, 1977, 
BOUCHER, Alan, (trans.). Elves, Trolls and Elemental Beings : Icelandic Folktales II. Translated by Alan Boucher. Reykjavik : Iceland Review Library, (1977). First Printing. Pp (4),5-93,(3).. 12mo, brown cardcovers, blank spine. Contents: Foreword; The Elves' Genesis; The Sheriff's Lady of Burstarfell; Katla's Dream; The Lullaby; The Dairymaid; "Take it, Take it!"; A Father of Eighteen in Elfland; The Boy who would not be with the Elves; The Mower; Crossroads; The Elves Move House; Helga the Farmer's Daughter and the Elves; Elf-Steeple; The Night-troll; "See My Grey Foot Dangle!"; Troll-Lafi; "Trunt, Trunt, and Trolls in the Fells"; Gissur of Botnar; Gilitrutt; Drangey; Gryla and Her Mob; The Last Dwarves in Iceland; Redhead; Marbendill; The Monster in Vesturhop Lake; The Mermaid of Slettusland; Naddi; Kort of Modruvellir and the Sea-Monster; The Lagarfljot Serpent; The Seal-Skin; Skoffin and Skuggabaldur; The Islander and the Bear; Bukolla; The Visions of Geirlaug; Notes. Gift inscription, light cover wear, else very good. 17.50

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17 BOUCHER, Alan, (trans.) Poems of Today : From Twenty-five Modern Icelandic Poets. Translated by Alan Boucher.
Iceland Review Library, Reykjavik, 1974, 
BOUCHER, Alan, (ed., trans.). Poems of Today : From Twenty-five Modern Icelandic Poets. Selected and Translated by Alan Boucher. Reykjavik : Iceland Review Library, (1974). Second Printing. Pp (10),11-91,(5). 12mo, yellow cardcovers, blank spine. Very good. 15.00

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18 BRINKLOW, Laurie WATERSTON, Elizabeth ATWOOD, Margaret) MONTGOMERY, L.M. Message in a Bottle : The Literature of Small Islands. Proceedings from an International Conference Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada June 28 to 30, 1998
Institute of Island Studies, 2000, 
BRINKLOW, Laurie, Frank LEDWELL, and Jane LEDWELL, eds. Message in a Bottle: The Literature of Small Islands. Proceedings from an International Confe rence Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada June 28 to 30, 1998. Charlottetown: Institute of Island Studies, 2000. Pp 284. 8vo, ill. white card covers. Contents: 1. Mark Houlahan's "Settler Calibans in John Murrell's 'New World'"; 2. Brent MacLaine's "Crooked Signs and Shining Things: The Magic of Books in the Literature of Atlantic Canadian Islands"; 3. Juniper Ellis's "Literary Cartographies in Oceania"; 4. Gisli Sigurdsson's "Eddas and Sagas on an Island: Memories of an Age of Exploration Boiled in a Cultural Melting Pot"; 5. Patricia Gabilondo's "'A Second Creation': In Search of theIsland of the Colorblind"; 6. Margaret Soltan's "'An oblivion that knows i ts limits': James Merrill on Santorini"; 7. Fenella Bazin's "'I'm saddest when I sing': Songs of 19th-Century Emigration in the Isle of Man"; 8. Glen Nichols's "Worlds Apart: Language and Character in 'The Playboy of the Western World' and 'Au coeur de la rose'"; 9. Patricia Srebrnik's "'The meaningof a' island': Paradoxical Space in Writing by Authors from the Caribbean" ; 10. Robin Hanford's "The Land and the Language: Derek Walcott and St. Lucia"; 11. Ian Ross Robertson's "Sir Andrew Macphail and Prince Edward Islandas a Way of Life: A Canadian Critic of Industrialization"; 12. Fiona Polac k's "Writing and Rewriting the Island: Tasmania, Politics, and ContemporaryAustralian Fiction"; 13. Anne Reevesman's "Dialect and Island Identity in Three Contemporary Hawai'i Writers"; 14. Gabrielle Ceraldi's "L.M. Montgomery's Emily Series and the Aftermath of the Great War"; 15. Elizabeth Waterson's "The Iconography of Islands: Margaret Atwood and L.M. Montgomery". Faint diagonal crease to front cover, else very good. Uncommon. 50.00

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19 BROWN, Nancy Marie. Far Traveler : Voyages of a Viking Woman.
Harcourt, Inc., Orlando, 2007, ISBN:9780151014408 
BROWN, Nancy Marie. The Far Traveler : Voyages of a Viking Woman. Orlando :Harcourt, Inc. (2007). First Printing. Pp (14),[1]-306. Map. Index. 8vo, d ark brown cloth spine, mustard paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. "Five hundred years before Columbus, a Viking woman named Gudrid [Thorbjarnardottir] sailed off the edge of the known world. With her were three Viking crews in open boats, as well as a bull, a few cows, and some sheep. She was looking for Vinland, a fabulous land the Leif Eiriksson had discovered when he was caught in a storm while sailing west across the icy North Atlantic from Norway. Guidrid landed in the New World and lived there for three years, giving birth to a baby before sailing home. Or so the Icelandic sagas say. Even after archaeologists found a Viking longhouse in Newfoundland, no one believed that the details of Gudrid's story were true. Then, in 2001, a team of scientists discovered what may have been this pioneering woman's last house, buried under a hay field in Iceland, just where the sagas suggested it could be. In The Far Traveler, Nancy Marie Borwn joins scientists experimenting with cutting-edge technology and the latest archaeologicaltechniques, and tracing Gudrid's steps on land and in the sagas to reconst ruct a remarkable life that spanned - and expanded - the boundaries of the then-known world. In doing so, she sheds new light on the society that gaverise to a woman even more extraordinary than legend has painted her and il luminates the reasons for its collapse." - from the dj. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 16.50

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20 BROWNE, J. Ross. Land of Thor.
Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York , 1867, 
BROWNE, J. Ross. The Land of Thor. Illustrated by the Author. New York : Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1867. Pp (4),[i]-vii,(1),[9]-542,(10,ads),(4).Illustrated. 8vo, maroon pressed cloth, bevelled edges, gilt lettering to spine. John Ross Browne (1821-1875). Description of travel in Northern Europe, Russia, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland. Includes chapters on Russia's political system, the Moscow railway, women in Norway and Germany, Iceland's geysers, &c, &c. Ex-library (spine label, bookplate of the Saint John Mechanics Institute Library), spine ends and corners worn, spine sunned, rubbed, hinges shaky, piece of second blank missing, penned names, a good only copy.As is. 50.00

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