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The Sagas of Icelanders

By: N/A

Price: £15.00

Publisher: USA, Penguin Classics: 2001

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03542

ISBN: 0141000031

Condition: Very Good


In Iceland, the age of the Vikings is also called the Saga Age. A unique body of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world's great literary treasures. Set around the turn of the last millennium, these stories depict with an astonishingly modern realism the lives and deeds of the Norse men and women who first settled Iceland and of their descendants, who ventured farther west - to greenland and, ultimately the coast of North America. The covers show wear to its edges , spine and the corners, the text block has light markings and is rough cut. There is also annotations written in pencil... View more info

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Chronicle of Celtic folk customs: a day-to-day guide to folk traditions

By: Brian Day

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Hamlyn: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04139

ISBN: 1856137325

Condition: Very Good


The definitive guide to the folk customs of Ireland, the Isle of Man, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany, encompassing details of every folk custom throughout the year. There is a little wear to the d/w corners and head and base of the panels. View more info

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The Norse Myths

By: Crossley-Holland, Kevin

Price: £15.00

Publisher: USA, Pantheon: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03536

ISBN: 0394748468

Condition: Near Fine


Here are thirty-two classic myths that bring the Viking world vividly to life. The mythic legacy of the Scandinavians includes a cycle of stories filled with magnificent images from pre-Christian Europe. These stories bear witness to the courage, passion, and boundless spirit that were the hallmarks of the Norse world. The corners on the front cover show a little wear. Otherwise a good, clean copy. View more info

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The Fabled Coast: Legends & traditions from around the shores of Britain & Ireland

By: Kingshill, Sophia & Jennifer Westwood

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Random House - Postscript Books: 2015

Sellers ID: 03134

ISBN: 1847947867

Condition: Very Good


In this compendium of maritime legend and lore, the renowned folklorists Jennifer Westwood and Sophia Kingshill retell the stories heard along the English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish coasts, exploring their imaginary geography, fantastic zoology or historical origins with extraordinary erudition and an engaging enthusiasm. A clean and tight copy. View more info

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Faeries of the Celtic Lands

By: Nigel Suckling

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Facts, Figures & Fun: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04100

ISBN: 1904332749

Condition: Near Fine


Nigel Suckling retells many of the most famous tales, with an erudite and entertaining commentary, accompanied by carefully selected illustrations , taking the reader on a tour of myth and legend, encompassing Celtic faerie myth from the Tuatha to the lingering beliefs of the present day. A good, clean and tight copy View more info

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From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers

By: Warner, Marina

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Chatto and Windus: 1994

Edition: 5th or later Edition

Sellers ID: 03485

ISBN: 0701135301

Condition: Near Fine


The author explores the development of the modern nursery classics, using a wide range of sources, literary and artistic, historical and anthropological, to unfold neglected aspects of the tradition. The D/W shows light wear to the edges and corners. A good clean tight copy. View more info