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¶ Kringvåra balk (?)

December 7, 2017

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Kringvåra balk (?)

We cannot identify this book. The entry in MS catalogue (2) reads: “Kringvara balk (lacks title) printed in Iceland about 1680.”

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 271.

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¶ Espólín — Íslands árbaekur í sögu-formi (1821)

November 14, 2017

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Espólín, Jón. Íslands árbaekur í sögu-formi. 2 vols. Copenhagen: Þ.E. Rangel, 1821.

Part of a larger set.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 377.

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¶ Guðmundsson — Islendínga sögur (1829–3)

August 4, 2017

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Guðmundsson, Þorgeir, and Þorsteinn Helgason, eds. Islendínga sögur. 2 vols. Copenhagen: S. L. Möller, 1829–30.

Provenance: International University Booksellers (undated book label). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 841 (part; sold to Wellcome for £1 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Walter Emery. — Beinecke Library, Yale University (2000 2121).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 884.


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¶ Morris — Saga library (1891–95)

March 9, 2017

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Morris, William, and Eiríkr Magnússon, trans. The saga library. 5 vols. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1891–95.

Large paper. A sixth volume was published in 1896, the year of Morris’s death.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 837 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 3s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Digital version: Internet Archive [vol. 1, vol. 2, vol. 3].


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¶ Ólafsson — Kvæði Eggerts Ólafssonar (1832)

February 20, 2017

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Ólafsson, Eggert. Kvæði Eggerts Ólafssonar. Copenhagen: E. Jónsson, Th. Sæmundsson, and S. Thorarensen, 1832.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 889.

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¶ Sigurðsson — Íslendínga sögur (1848)

February 7, 2017

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Sigurðsson, Jón, and C. C. Rafn, eds. Íslendínga sögur. 2 vols. Copenhagen: S. L. Möllers bogtrykkeri, 1848.

Morris seems not to have owned the final two volumes in the set.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 902.

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¶ Fornmanna sögur (1825–37)

January 19, 2017

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Fornmanna sögur. 12 vols. Copenhagen: Prentaðar hjá H. F. Popp [etc.], 1825–37.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 842 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

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¶ Melstað — Nýja sagan (1868–83)

January 18, 2017

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Melstað, Páll. Nýja sagan. 2 vols. Reykjavik: 1868–83.

Morris appears to have owned an incomplete set.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 447 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 18s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Kristni-Saga (1773)

January 16, 2017

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Kristni-Saga. Copenhagen: Godiche, 1773.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 851 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 910.


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¶ Þorkelsson — Aefisaga Gizurar Thorvaldssonar (1868)

December 22, 2016

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Þorkelsson, Jón. Aefisaga Gizurar Thorvaldssonar. Reykjavík: E. Thórðarson, 1868.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 912.

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¶ Tíðindi um stjórnarmálefni Íslands (1855–75)

December 13, 2016

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Tíðindi um stjórnarmálefni Íslands. 23 parts in 4 vols. Copenhagen: Íslenzka bókmentafélag, 1855–75.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 451 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 11s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Sagan Landnama (1688)

December 8, 2016

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Sagan Landnama vm fyrstu bygging Islands af nordmønnum. Skalhollte: Druckt af H. Kruse, 1688.

First Icelandic saga printed in Iceland.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 893.

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¶ Schlegel — Hin forna lögbók Islendínga sem nefnist Grágás (1829)

December 1, 2016

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Schlegel, J. F. G., ed. Hin forna lögbók Islendínga sem nefnist Grágás. Codex juris Islandorum antiquissimus, qui nominatur Grágás. 2 vols. Copenhagen: H. H. Thiele, 1829,

Provenance: Quaritch catalogue, 1892, no. 2036 (?). — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 468 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 10s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library [deaccessioned]. — Unlocated.


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¶ Eyjólfsson — Sagan Landnama (1688)

November 30, 2016

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Eyjólfsson, Einar, ed. Sagan Landnama vm fyrstu bygging Islands af nordmønnum. Skálholt, Iceland: H. Kruse, 1688.

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Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 898 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £3 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Jónsson — Annalar (1774–75)

August 24, 2016

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Jónsson, Björn, and Magnüs Ketilsson. Annalar Biørns a Skardsa sive annales Biörnonis de Skardsa Annalar. 2 vols. in 1. Iceland: E. Hoff, 1774–75.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 62 (sold to Stevens for 10s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 191.


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¶ Finsson — Islands landnamabok (1774)

August 11, 2016

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Finsson, Jón, ed. and trans. Islands landnamabok. Copenhagen: A. F. Stein, 1774.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 494 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 2s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / C 29892/C).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 896.


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¶ Biskupa sögur (1856–58)

August 5, 2016

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Biskupa sögur, gefnar út af Hinu Íslenzka bókmentafèlagi. 6 parts in 2 vols. Copenhagen: S. L. Möller, 1856–58.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 447 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 18s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.


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¶ Hilliard — “Mohicans” in Iceland (1887)

October 1, 2015

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H[illiard], J. B. The “Mohicans” in Iceland. Glasgow: Maclure, Macdonald & Co., 1887.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 45 (part; sold for £2). — Unlocated.

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¶ Mackenzie — Travels in the island of Iceland (1811)

September 29, 2015

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Mackenzie, Sir George Steuart. Travels in the island of Iceland during the summer of the year MDCCCX. Edinburgh: printed by Thomas Allan and Co., for Archibald Constable and Co.; London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, Cadell & Davies, William Miller, John Murray, 1811.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. – Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 40 (part; sold for 13s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Troil — Letters on Iceland (1780)

September 22, 2015

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Troil, Uno von. Letters on Iceland, containing observations on the civil, literary, ecclesiastical, and natural history; antiquities, volcanos, basaltes, hot springs; customs, dress, manners of the inhabitants, &c. &c. London: printed by and for W. Richardson, and for J. Robson, and N. Conant, 1780.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 40 (part; sold for 13s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Vigfusson — Sturlunga saga (1878)

September 22, 2015

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Vigfusson, Gudbrand, ed. Sturlunga saga, including the Islendinga saga of lawman Sturla Thordsson and other works. 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1878.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 43 (sold for £1 12s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Miðaldasagan: Eptir Pál Melsteð (1866)

September 12, 2015

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Miðaldasagan: Eptir Pál Melsteð. Reykjavík: Einar þórðarson, 1866.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 447 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 18s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Henderson — Iceland (1818)

June 7, 2015

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Henderson, Ebenezer. Iceland, or the journal of a residence in that island during 1814 and 1815. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Oliphant, Waugh and Innes, etc., 1818.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 41 (part; sold for 10s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Dasent — Story of Burnt Njal (1861)

May 29, 2015

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Dasent, George Webbe. The story of Burnt Njal, or life in Iceland at the end of the tenth century. From the Icelandic of the Njals saga. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1861.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 44 (part; sold for £1). — Unlocated.

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¶ Horrebow — Natural history of Iceland (1758)

May 28, 2015

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Horrebow, Niels. The natural history of Iceland. London: printed for A. Linde, etc., 1758.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 39 (sold for £1 2s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Hooker — Journal of a tour in Iceland (1813)

May 19, 2015

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Hooker, Sir William Jackson. Journal of a tour in Iceland in the summer of 1809. 2nd ed. 2 vols. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1813.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 41 (part; sold for 10s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Cleasby — Icelandic–English dictionary (1874)

May 13, 2015

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Cleasby, Richard, and Gudbrand Vigfusson. An Icelandic–English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1874.

Provenance: Morris. — Jane Morris. — May Morris. — Mary Lobb. — Lobb sale 1, lot 42. — Unlocated.

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¶ Íslenzkir Annálar (1847)

January 20, 2015

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Íslenzkir Annálar, sive annales Islandici, ab anno Christi 803 ad annum 1430. Copenhagen: J. H. Schultz for sumptibus Legati Arnae-Magnaeani, 1847.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 495 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 2s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / C 30025/C).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 378.

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¶ Hid islenska bókmenntafilag (1867)

December 8, 2014

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Hid islenska bókmenntafilag. Reykyavik: Kanpmannahöfn, 1867.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 271 (part; sold to Wellcome for 12s.). — Unlocated.


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¶ Árnason — Islenzkar (1862–64)

November 17, 2014

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Árnason, Jón. Islenzkar pjoðsögur og Æfintýri: safnað hefir. 2 vols. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs, 1862–64.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 17 (sold to Downing for 7s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 915.


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¶ Morris — Saga library (1891–95)

August 19, 2014

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Morris, William, and Eiríkr Magnússon, trans. The saga library. 5 vols. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1891–95.

A sixth volume was published in 1896, the year of Morris’s death.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 836 (sold to Cockerell for £1 13s.). — Unlocated.

Digital versions: Internet Archive [vol. 1]. — Internet Archive [vol. 2]. — Internet Archive [vol. 3].


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¶ Arnason — Icelandic legends (1864)

May 15, 2014

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Arnason, Jón, comp. Icelandic legends. Trans. George E. J. Powell and Eiríkr Magnússon. 2 vols. London: Richard Bentley, 1864.

Illustrated.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 18 (sold to Sotheran for £1 18s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Dasent — Story of Gisli the outlaw (1866)

April 21, 2014

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Dasent, George Webbe. The story of Gisli the outlaw, from the Icelandic. Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1866.

Illustrated by C. E. St. John Mildmay.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 280 (sold to Shepherd for 11s.). — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 909.

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¶ Ásgrímsson — Lilja (1870)

April 11, 2014

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Ásgrímsson, Eystein. Lilja (the lily): an Icelandic religious poem of the fourteenth century. Ed. Erikr Magnússon. London: Williams and Norgate, 1870.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 611 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 18s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Rask — Grammar of the Iceland or Old Norse tongue (1843)

April 7, 2014

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Rask, Erasmus. A grammar of the Icelandic or Old Norse tongue. Trans. George Webbe Dasent. London: William Pickering; Frankfort: Jaeger’s Library, 1843.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 821 (sold to Henry Wellcome for 15s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 908.

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¶ Major — Sagas and songs of the Norsemen (1894)

March 28, 2014

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Major, Albany F. Sagas and songs of the Norsemen. London: David Nutt, 1894.

Presentation copy to Morris.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 629 (part; sold to Tregaskis for £2 2s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Haflidason — Life of Laurence (1890)

March 26, 2014

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Haflidason, Einar. The life of Laurence, Bishop of Hólar in Iceland (Laurentius saga). Trans. Oliver Elton. London: Rivingtons, 1890.

Inscribed “From the Translator.”

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 619 (part; sold to Tregaskis for £1 3s.). — Tregaskis catalogue, 18 September 1899, no. 291 (21s.). — Mark Samuels Lasner. — Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 119.

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