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Author Name    Sturlusonar, Snorra [Sturluson, Snorri]; Jónsson, Finnur, ed.

Title   Edda

Binding   Half-Leather

Book Condition   Very Good Plus

Edition   First Edition Thus

Size   12mo - over 6ž" - 7ž" tall

Publisher   Reykjavík, Iceland Sigurdur Kristjánsson 1907

Seller ID   007632

Snorra Sturlusonar, aka Snorri Sturluson [1178-1241]. Ţetta er ekki tvítyngd útgáfa. Skrifađ í íslensku ađeins, ekki á ensku. This is not a bilingual edition. Written in Icelandic only, not in English. Modern Icelandic, via Old Icelandic, is derived from Old Norse, the language in which the Edda was recorded. This book is divided into the following sections: Formáli (Editor's preface); Prologus (Prologue); Gylfaginning (Tricking of Gylfi, or, Gylfi's empowerment); Skáldskaparmál (Language of poetry); Háttatal (102 stanzas divided into three sections); Nafnatal (Index); and Skyríngar Vísna (Notes). Approximately 7 x 4.5 inches. Originally issued in paper wrappers, and later bound in half leather of a light saddle-tan color, with crisp brown-stamped title and date to the spine, and with handsome marbled paper hardboards. Leather appears to be niger (goatskin) but may be morocco (calfskin). Unbumped spine head and tail and with sharp corners. An exceptionally clean and handsome binding, a pleasure to hold in one's hands. Text block firmly bound in. The original wrappers are not bound in. Attractively deckled page edges. VII and 429 numbered pages of text. Simple B&W decorative head-pieces. Just a hint of age toning to the pages. Small semi-crease to the upper corner of the last few pages, trivial. Else an impressively clean copy. Rated a Very Good Plus copy in a Near Fine custom binding. Rare in any condition. With thanks to Anthony Faulkes for the following: "Snorri's authorship is unequivocally confirmed... Whether he also wrote the commentary... is much less certain. His overall purpose in compiling the Edda [was] as a handbook for young poets. [A]s a result of Snorri's work there was a great awareness of poetic theory in late medieval Icelandic poets... As a composer of praise-poetry for the Norwegian court, Snorri is almost at the end of the tradition, and his aim of revitalizing the activity was not realized... Though Snorri is now celebrated mainly for his prose writing, particularly Heimskringla, but also for his mythological work in Gylfaginning and Skáldskaparmál, his contemporaries seem to have thought more highly of him as a poet." Finnur Jónsson bjó til prentunar Reykjavík, Sig Kristjánsson. Bók pessi heitir edda hana heflr saman setta Snorri Sturlu sonr eptir peim haetti sem hér er skipat er fyrst frá ásum ok Ymi par naest Skáldskaparmál ok heiti margra hluta siôast Háttatal er ? Snorri heflr ort um Hákon konung ok Skúla hertuga Uppsalabók upph Hér er lykt peim hlut bókar er Óláfr Pórô arson heflr samansett ok upp hefr Skáldskaparmál ok kenningar eptir pvi sem fyri fundit var i kvaeôum hofuôskálda ok Snorri heflr siô an samanfœra lŕtit Hdr 748.

Price = 500.00 USD


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