Tag Archives: sagas

¶ Peringskiöld — Wilkina saga (1715)

October 20, 2014

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Peringskiöld, Johan Fredrik. Wilkina saga, eller Historien om konung Thiderich af Bern och hans Kaempar. Stockholm, 1715.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1211 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £1). — Unlocated.

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 43 (10s.). — MS catalogue (2), no. 683.


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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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¶ Dasent — Story of Burnt Njal (1861)

April 21, 2014

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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. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 231 (sold to Bain for £1 9s.). — Unlocated.

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¶ Johnstone — Antiquitates Celto-Scandicae (1786)

April 9, 2014

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Johnstone, James, ed. Antiquitates Celto-Scandicae sive series rerum gestarum inter nationes Britannicarum insuralum et gentes septentrionales. Copenhagen: printed by A. F. Stein, 1786.

Frequently bound with Johnstone’s Antiquitates Celto-Normanicae but apparently issued separately.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 498 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 1s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / C  30556/C).

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 457.

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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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