This is the best-loved Icelandic saga in both ancient and modern times. This book contains a brilliant characterization that is supplemented by lucid literary-historical descriptions of Germanic law as well as the conflicts between paganism and Christianity in the North., English, Year1955, Illust. B/W, Illust. Color, ISBN, Library of Congress No. 5411996, Code 4039. Hardbound, Slightly worn book jackets, Pages 388, Size 6"x 9" 7.
A 15th century prophecy averred that a series of disasters would end only when a golden lion emerged from the North to defeat the eagle of devastation. Gustavus Adolphus, with his flowing blond hair and unfailing courage, won the title "Lion of the North" among his countrymen, his allies, and his enemies. A symbol of armed Protestantism, he also presided over a synthesis of economic and administrative development that made Sweden a model of a well-governed and prosperous society., English, ...
Why do some Swedes prefer to walk up stairs rather than share an elevator with their neighbor? Are Swedes truly shy, unemotional, melancholy, dour? In this book a respected ethnologist answers these questions and more by drawing upon statistics, interviews, folklore and proverbs., English, Year1996, Illust. B/W, Illust. Color1, ISBN 0271015022, Code 2124. Clothbound $59.50. Softbound, Not in perfect condition., Bibl. Index. Pages 236, Size 8 1/2"x5 1/2" 2.
Description: Flicka, Ricka, and Dicka were three little girls who lived in Sweden. They had blue eyes and yellow curls, and they looked very much alike. Originally published in the U.S. in 1939, this series of treasured books created by Swedish author-artist Maj Lindman (1886-1972). Today's young readers will find the warm, wholesome stories of these busy, independent children immensely satisfying, while the wonderfully charming illustrations will be a joy for the entire family., English, Year1996, Illust. ... read more
Description: This Tony Award-winning book concerns a 1941 meeting in the Nazi-occupied Danish capital Werner Heisenberg, head of the covert Nazi nuclear program, Neils Bohr, his former mentor. (After the war, Heisenberg was interned by the British for six months so the Allies might learn how far the German program had gotten-events also covered in the play. ) One day during the British run of Copenhagen, Frayn is presented with a package that contains a few faded pages (in barely legible German) that seem ... read more
Description: Neither a textbook nor a reference book, this book's intention is to convey a living impression of the coast and the oceans. It describes the fantastic life in the this hidden world. Through images and words, this extensive book gives the reader insight into how the diverse species have evolved, how they live, and how everything is interrelated. It emphasizes the importance of active management and shows the wealth of resources we can harvest from the sea-forever., English, Year1997, Illust. B ... read more
Description: From the time of his earliest writings and interest in theater Joyce aligned himself with the great Norwegian dramatist, Henrik Ibsen. In 1900 he wrote an essay on Ibsen's drama, and the following year he cited Ibsen in opposition to the lack of quality in the Irish theater. Two years later he again wrote on an early Ibsen play. By the mid 1930s, however, his attitude towards the master had somewhat changed, as he briefly satirized the characters of Ghosts. In his introduction, Dennis Phillips ... read more
Description: Here is a book on this Swedish man, who was first a scientist, then an anatomist, and finally a theologian. His recognition by the world in general has followed a similar pattern. His contemporaries saw him as a genius in science and invention, but it was not until much later that anatomists began to appreciate his contributions to the study of the human body. Swedenborg's achievments in the province of religion are not yet well known. They have always been recognized by a few but opinions as ... read more
Description: In a handy spiral format with waterproof plastic cover, this book offers a multide of traditional Danish recipes, from split pea soup to herring salad, from apple stuffing for goose to open-faced sandwiches to Danish pastry and honey cakes., English, YearNo year, Illust. B/W23, Illust. Color1, ISBN, Code 2163. Softbound, In Pristine Condition, Pages 160, Size 3 1/2"x 5 1/2" 1. read more
Description: Flintknapping, the making of stone tools, is an ancient craft enjoying a resurgence of interest among both amateur and professional students of prehistoric cultures. This is the most detailed handbook on flintknapping currently available, and the only one written from the archaeological perspective of interpreting stone tools as well as making them., English, Year1994, Illust. B/W339, Illust. Color1, ISBN 029279082X, Library of Congress No. 930.1'028'5-dc20 93-20729, Code 1572. Clothbound $85 ... read more
Description: "The Story of Bing & Grøndahl Christmas Plates" is a veritable storehouse of information on this famous collector's plate series. This book contains a true-color photograph and the story behind each yearly plate beginning 1895. Also included is infomation about Denmark, the legend of Christmas Plates, the Bing & Grøndahl Porcelain Factory, and much other background material. The book is loose-leaf so an additional page may be added each year as the new plate becomes available., English, ... read more
Description: Documentary photos from the turn of the century from this Venice of the North are compared with the same urban views today, and with an astounding number of recognizable vistas and landmark streets, monuments, portals and even inner-city cottages. The picturesqueness of Stockholm is nothing new, and the quality of buildings in this maritime city has remained among the highest in Europe. Anyone who has visited Stockholm or studies its history will enjoy this book for the photos alone., Swedish, ... read more