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Author Name:    MALLET, M. Percy, Bp. trans. SCOTT, Walter, Sir. baxter

Title:   Northern Antiquities or, An Historical Account of the Manners, Custom,, Religion, and Laws, Maritime Expeditions and Discoveries, Language and Literature of the Ancient Scandinavians, (Danes, Swedes, Norwegians, and Icelanders)

Publisher:    Bell, 1878, 

Seller ID:   392

MALLET, M. Northern Antiquities or, An Historical Account of the Manners, Custom, Religion, and Laws, Maritime Expeditions and Discoveries, Language and Literature of the Ancient Scandinavians, (Danes, Swedes, Norwegians, andIcelanders) with Incidental Notices respecting our Saxon Ancestors. Transl ated from the French of M. Mallet by Bishop Percy. New Edition Revised Throughout, and Considerably Enlarged; with a translation of the Prose Edda from the original old norse text and notes critical and explanatory by I.A.Blackwell. London: George Bell and Sons, 1878. Pp 578, plus publ. cat's. Baxter colour frontis. 8vo. blue pressed cloth, with "Mallet's Northern Antiquities" in gilt at spine. In the Bohn's Antiquarian Library series. Contents: 1. Firstinhabitants of Denmark, particularly the Cimbri; 2. Grounds of the ancient history of Denmark, and of the differing opinions concerning it; 3.Of Odin, his supposed arrival in the North, and the changes which he is sa id to have effected; 4. Primitive worship of the northern nations; 5. Religion of the North, particularly in Scandinavia, after the primitive worship had been altered; 6. Exterior worship and religious ceremonies of the northern nations; 7. Form of Government which formerly prevailed in the North; 8. Passion of the ancient Scandinavians for arms -- their valour, the mannerin which they made war; 9. Maritime expeditions of the ancient Scandinavia ns (172-193); 10. Sequel of the customs, arts and sciences of the ancient Scandinavians. With supplementary chapters, including: 1. Colonization of Greenland, and discovery of the American continent by the Scandinavians; 2. Laws and institutions of Iceland; 3. Manners and customs of the Icelanders; 4. Icelandic Literature. With appendices including selections from the Prose Edda, a critical examination of the leading doctrines of the Scandinaviansystem of mythology, an abstract of the Eyrbyggja-Saga (by Sir Walter Scot t), &c. Some wear to extremities, hinge cracks, crack at centre, ow vg. 90.00


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