Hallmundsson, May and Hallberg (Selected and Translated by): ICELANDIC FOLK AND FAIRY TALES
Book Number: 011066
Forlagid Reykjavik, Iceland 2012 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 123pp., b/white illustrations by Kjartan Gudjonsson. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edge-rubbed at foot. English translation by May and Hallberg Hallmundsson. Foreword by same. "Spanning the rich folk tradition from ghosts and elves to sorcerers, saints and outlaws, the stories reflect everyday life in Iceland through the centuries, throwing a unique light on the Icelandic character in humorous as well as serious circumstances. The Hallmundssons have selected and translated all the tales in this volume from the classic collection of 19th-century folklorist Jon Arnason, who devoted years of his life to recording stories preserved by oral tradition since the early days of Iceland's history. Book weight approx. 230g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.