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  • SUMMER AT LITTLE LAVA: A Season at the Edge of the World. by Fergus, Charles.
    Fergus, Charles.
    SUMMER AT LITTLE LAVA: A Season at the Edge of the World.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux / North Point, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of a season spent by the author, his wife and young son, at a remote farm in Iceland - without electricity, running water or other modern conveniences - "Little Lava is a farm on the west coast of Icland. No roads lead to it; the way lies across a lagoon flooded twice a day by the tide. A lava field borders the farm. From the house, views give onto mountains, volcanoes, rugged coast, and the pure Icelandic sky". SIGNED on the half title page. Map frontispiece, note on Icelandic. 289 pp. ISBN: 0-374525528.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88078
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  • SUMMER AT LITTLE LAVA: A Season at the Edge of the World. by Fergus, Charles.
    Fergus, Charles.
    SUMMER AT LITTLE LAVA: A Season at the Edge of the World.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux / North Point, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of a season spent by the author, his wife and young son, at a remote farm in Iceland - without electricity, running water or other modern conveniences - "Little Lava is a farm on the west coast of Icland. No roads lead to it; the way lies across a lagoon flooded twice a day by the tide. A lava field borders the farm. From the house, views give onto mountains, volcanoes, rugged coast, and the pure Icelandic sky".Map frontispiece, note on Icelandic. .289 pp. ISBN: 0-374525528.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64832
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  • ICELANDIC CHURCH SAGA. by Hood, John C. F.
    Hood, John C. F.
    ICELANDIC CHURCH SAGA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, (1981). Hardcover first edition - First publication in the US of a book originally published in 1946, the first history of the Icelandic Church to appear in English from the first traces of Christianity and the official adoption of Christianity in the year 1000 through the 19th century. Also describes the development of the church under the Bishops of Skalholt and the histories of Iceland's two saints, St. Jon and Thorlak. Frontispiece and map. Chronology, references, index. 241 pp. ISBN: 0-313221944.

    Condition: Fine in gray cloth, no dust jacket as issued.

    Book ID: 85512
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  • OUTRAGE: An Inspector Erlendur Novel. by Indridason, Arnaldur.
    Indridason, Arnaldur.
    OUTRAGE: An Inspector Erlendur Novel.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket: "Haunted by personal demons, Detective Erlunder decides to take a short leave of absence, putting a female detective, Elnborg, in charge while he is gone. When a troubling case lands on Elnborg's desk, she's quickly thrust into a violent and volatile situation with extremely high stakes. Soon, her investigation uncovers a twisted tale of double lives that may be connected to the unsolved disappearance of a young girl." Translated from the Icelandic By Anna Yates. SIGNED on the title page. 281 pp. ISBN: 978-0312659110.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder dot)

    Book ID: 89200
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  • ARCTIC CHILL. by Indridason, Arnaldur.
    Indridason, Arnaldur.
    ARCTIC CHILL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fifth novel by this award-winning Icelandic author. Set in Reykjavik, featuring Inspector Erlundur. These novels are unique police procedurals, with the first two in the series awarded the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel . Translated from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder and Victoria Cribb. SIGNED on the title page. 344 pp. ISBN: 978-0312381035.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder dot)

    Book ID: 89194
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  • OUTRAGE: An Inspector Erlendur Novel. by Indridason, Arnaldur.
    Indridason, Arnaldur.
    OUTRAGE: An Inspector Erlendur Novel.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket: "Haunted by personal demons, Detective Erlunder decides to take a short leave of absence, putting a female detective, Elnborg, in charge while he is gone. When a troubling case lands on Elnborg's desk, she's quickly thrust into a violent and volatile situation with extremely high stakes. Soon, her investigation uncovers a twisted tale of double lives that may be connected to the unsolved disappearance of a young girl." Translated from the Icelandic By Anna Yates. 281 pp. ISBN: 978-0312659110.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some toning to edges of textblock)

    Book ID: 88553
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  • REYKJAVIK NIGHTS. by Indridason, Arnaldur.
    Indridason, Arnaldur.
    REYKJAVIK NIGHTS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - A prequel to the author's award winning series set in Reykjavik, and featuring Detective Inspector Erlendur. In this novel Erlendur is a young patrolman in the traffic division, but when a homeless man he knew is found murdered, and a young woman goes missing at the same time, he investigates both cases on his own. Translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. 294 pp. ISBN: 978-1250048424.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 87689
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  • OPERATION NAPOLEON. by Indridason, Arnaldur.
    Indridason, Arnaldur.
    OPERATION NAPOLEON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2011.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An international thriller by this award-winner writer - one which sweeps from modern Iceland to Nazi Germany. Translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. 328 pp. ISBN: 978-0312659103.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (tanning to edges of textblock)

    Book ID: 87401
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  • ARCTIC CHILL. by Indridason, Arnaldur.
    Indridason, Arnaldur.
    ARCTIC CHILL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Fifth novel by this award-winning Icelandic author. Set in Reykjavik, featuring Inspector Erlundur. These novels are unique police procedurals, with the first two in the series awarded the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel . Translated from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder and Victoria Cribb. 344 pp. ISBN: 978-0312381035.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 87391
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  • JAR CITY: A Reykjavik Thriller. by Indridason, Arnaldur.
    Indridason, Arnaldur.
    JAR CITY: A Reykjavik Thriller.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Icelandic author's first novel to be published in English. Set in Reykjavik, where Detective Inspector Erlendur is investigating the apparent murder of an elderly man. A unique police procedural, winner of the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel . Translated from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-312-340702.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 87381
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  • THE SHADOW KILLER . by Indridason, Arnaldur.
    Indridason, Arnaldur.
    THE SHADOW KILLER .

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2018) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second thriller in the Reykjavik Wartime Mystery series. "August 1941. When a travelling sales rep is found murdered in a Reykjavik flat, killed by a bullet from a Colt 45, the police initially suspect a member of the Allied occupation force. . . .Flovent, Reykjavik's sole detective, is joined by the young military policeman Thorson, the son of Icelandic emigrants to Canada. Their investigation focuses on a family of German residents, the retired doctor Rudolf Lunden and his estranged son Felix, who is on the run, suspected of being a spy." Translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. 356 pp. ISBN: 978-1250124043.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 86357
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  • STRANGE SHORES: An Inspector Erlendur Novel. by Indridason, Arnaldur.
    Indridason, Arnaldur.
    STRANGE SHORES: An Inspector Erlendur Novel.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - The ninth novel featuring the Reykjavik police inspector Erlendur, one with an unforgettable ending. Erlendur has is on leave from his job and has returned to IcelandÕs remote Eastern Fjords. "He is camping very rough in the collapsing remains of the farmhouse his family abandoned after his younger brother, Bergur, disappeared in a savage blizzard that Erlendur barely survived. Walking the moors, Erlendur meets an old man named Boas who took part in the search for Bergur, and the voluble Boas tells him of another disappearance. A woman named Matthildur set out for her motherÕs house in 1942 and disappeared in another blizzard. Erlendur begins to visit surviving…

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    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - The ninth novel featuring the Reykjavik police inspector Erlendur, one with an unforgettable ending. Erlendur has is on leave from his job and has returned to IcelandÕs remote Eastern Fjords. "He is camping very rough in the collapsing remains of the farmhouse his family abandoned after his younger brother, Bergur, disappeared in a savage blizzard that Erlendur barely survived. Walking the moors, Erlendur meets an old man named Boas who took part in the search for Bergur, and the voluble Boas tells him of another disappearance. A woman named Matthildur set out for her motherÕs house in 1942 and disappeared in another blizzard. Erlendur begins to visit surviving people who knew Matthildur, and he ultimately stitches together a tale of lies, betrayals, and murder. But all the while, it is BergurÕs disappearanceÑand ErlendurÕs guiltÑthat obsesses him. His interviews with people who knew Matthildur, all in their eighties and nineties, recall the voices of Norse sagas: pithy, concise, and very matter-of-fact about everything, including their own impending deaths."(Booklist) Translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. 296 pp. ISBN: 978-1250000408.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86356
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  • REYKJAVIK NIGHTS. by Indridason, Arnaldur.
    Indridason, Arnaldur.
    REYKJAVIK NIGHTS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - A prequel to the author's award winning series set in Reykjavik, and featuring Detective Inspector Erlendur. In this novel Erlendur is a young patrolman in the traffic division, but when a homeless man he knew is found murdered, and a young woman goes missing at the same time, he investigates both cases on his own. Translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. 294 pp. ISBN: 978-1250048424.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dustjacket (remainder dot., toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 83063
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  • VOICES. by Indridason, Arnaldur.
    Indridason, Arnaldur.
    VOICES.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Picador, (2008.). Third novel by this award-winning Icelandic author. Set in Reykjavik, where Detective Inspector Erlendur is investigating the murder of a hotel Santa. These novels are unique police procedurals, with the first two in the series awarded the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel . Translated from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder. 313 pp. plus a brief excerpt from 'The Draining Lake.'. ISBN: 0-312-428065.

    Condition: Fine (as new)

    Book ID: 65125
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  • SNOWBLIND. by Jonasson, Ragnar
    Jonasson, Ragnar
    SNOWBLIND.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The author's second novel, a thriller set in Siglufjodur, a quiet fishing village in far northern Iceland, where no one locks their doors, and which in winter is accessible only via a small mountain tunnel. Features Ari Thor, former theology student, now a rookie policeman on his first posting, far from his girlfriend in Reykjavik. Translated by Quentin Bates. Includes a brief excerpt from the next book in the series. First book in the Dark Iceland series. SIGNED on the title page. 310 pp. ISBN: 978-1250096074.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder dot)

    Book ID: 77264
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  • BURIAL RITES. by Kent, Hannah.
    Kent, Hannah.
    BURIAL RITES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - The highly praised first novel by this young Australian author, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829. Set against Iceland's stark landscape, this brings to vivid life the story of Agnes Magnusdottir, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. A genuinely gripping and poetic novel, highly recommended. 321 pp. ISBN: 9780316243919.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68240
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  • BURIAL RITES. by Kent, Hannah.
    Kent, Hannah.
    BURIAL RITES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - The highly praised first novel by this young Australian author, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829. Set against Iceland's stark landscape, this brings to vivid life the story of Agnes Magnusdottir, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. A genuinely gripping and poetic novel, highly recommended. 321 pp. ISBN: 9780316243919.

    Condition: Good in a good dust jacket (corners bumped, small stain to bottom edge of textblock).

    Book ID: 65093
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  • BURIAL RITES. by Kent, Hannah.
    Kent, Hannah.
    BURIAL RITES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The highly praised first novel by this young Australian author, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829. Set against Iceland's stark landscape, this brings to vivid life the story of Agnes Magnusdottir, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated farm to await execution. SIGNED on the title page. A genuinely gripping and poetic novel, highly recommended. 321 pp. ISBN: 9780316243919.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 61661
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  • THE GLASS WOMAN. by Lea, Caroline.
    Lea, Caroline.
    THE GLASS WOMAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (2019) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in 1686 Iceland, "an isolated, windswept land haunted by witch trials and steeped in the ancient sagas. Betrothed unexpectedly to Jon Eirksson, Rosa is sent to join her new husband in the remote village of Stykkisholmur. Here, the villagers are wary of outsiders. But Rosa harbours her own suspicions. Her husband buried his first wife alone in the dead of night. He will not speak of it." Glossary of Icelandic words, author's note. 392 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 978-0718188979.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 84463
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  • Leithauser, Brad
    PENCHANTS AND PLACES, Essays and Criticisms

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Essays on books and authors - including the ghost stories of Henry James and M. R. James, the Japanese writers Tanazaki, Murikami and Abe, Flannery O'Connor and others. Other topics include Iceland -especially the novel 'Independent People' by Haldor Laxness - and mathematicians - the first book of essays by this award winning poet and novelist. 284 pp. ISBN: 0-679-429980.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page, and uncommon thus. Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 28277
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  • THE CONTROL OF NATURE. by McPhee, John.
    McPhee, John.
    THE CONTROL OF NATURE.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1989. dj. Hardcover - Accounts of three struggles against the forces of nature: the Atchafalaya and the tendency of the Mississippi River to change courses, a volcanic eruption and lava flow in Iceland which were threatening the second largest fishing harbor in the country, and the constant debris and mud slides in Los Angeles which are caused because the San Gabriel and San Bernadino Mountains are 'incompetent'. The title was inspired by the unintended ambiguity McPhee noted in a motto etched on the engineering building at the University of Wyoming: 'Strive on - the control of nature is won, not given.' The result is one of his most entertaining and vivids books: the…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1989. dj. Hardcover - Accounts of three struggles against the forces of nature: the Atchafalaya and the tendency of the Mississippi River to change courses, a volcanic eruption and lava flow in Iceland which were threatening the second largest fishing harbor in the country, and the constant debris and mud slides in Los Angeles which are caused because the San Gabriel and San Bernadino Mountains are 'incompetent'. The title was inspired by the unintended ambiguity McPhee noted in a motto etched on the engineering building at the University of Wyoming: 'Strive on - the control of nature is won, not given.' The result is one of his most entertaining and vivids books: the images of the Icelanders fighting the lava flow by pumping water on it and of the trucks that carry the debris caught in the basins above the subdivisions of Los Angeles back up the mountain are ones that will stay with you. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-374-128901.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88958
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  • THE TRICKING OF FREYA. by Sunley, Christina.
    Sunley, Christina.
    THE TRICKING OF FREYA.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, a story of a little known Icelandic-Canadian immigrant culture. SIGNED and dated in the year of publication on the title page. 344 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (as new.)

    Book ID: 51894
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  • THE TRICKING OF FREYA. by Sunley, Christina.
    Sunley, Christina.
    THE TRICKING OF FREYA.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: St Martin's, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, a story of a little known Icelandic-Canadian immigrant culture. SIGNED on the title page. 344 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (corners of covers curling a little.)

    Book ID: 48700
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  • ICELANDIC SAGAS, EDDAS, AND ART: Treasures Illustrating the Greatest Mediaeval Literary Heritage of Northern Europe. by The Pierpont Morgan Library
    The Pierpont Morgan Library
    ICELANDIC SAGAS, EDDAS, AND ART: Treasures Illustrating the Greatest Mediaeval Literary Heritage of Northern Europe.

    Edition: First printing.

    Reykjavik: 1982. First edition - A collection of scholarly essays by Jonas Kristjansson, Bjorn Bjornsson, Sigurour Lindal, Olafur Halldorsson, and Finnbogi Gudmundsson, published in conjunction with the first exhibition of Icelandic manuscripts outside that country. Illustrated with photographs of manuscript illuminations and pages of early Icelandic printed books. 84 pp

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 55319
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