New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1932. First Thus. Decorated & gilt-stamped cloth. 4to (9 1/2" by 6 1/2"), navy blue cloth with decorative gilt lettering on spine, magnificent gold carving of Gokstad bow on top cover plus bevelled boards; B&W photographic frontispiece of Snorri Sturleson plus 7 B&W plates, 4 fold-out maps, and numerous drawings in the text; top edges gilt, map endpapers of Iceland, xxxviii + 770 pages. 3 lbs. 1 oz. Near Fine / None. Item #316
This is without question THE illustrated and most handsome edition to own of this classic compendium of Viking myths and legends.
Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241 AD) was the Icelandic historian, poet, and leader most responsible for preserving the early norse sagas. These stories of Norse Kings begins with legendary material and moves through to early medieval Scandinavian history.
Attractive bookplate with Viking motif on half title.