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  • Dunnett, Dorothy.
    TO LIE WITH LIONS: The House of Niccolo.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1999.). The 6th book in this excellent series of historical novels, set in 15th century Renaissance Europe and feauturing Nicholas de Fleury (formerly vander Poele) of Bruges, a good-natured dyer's apprentice who schemes and swashbuckles his way to the head of a mercantile empire. 626 pp. Map of the Levant in 1471 and of Iceland. ISBN: 0-375-704825.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 33221
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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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  • 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: 73194
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  • BLACK SKIES. by Indridason, Arnaldur.
    Indridason, Arnaldur.
    BLACK SKIES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2013.) dj. Hardcover first edition - 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 Victoria Cribb. 330 pp. ISBN: 9780312569914.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 66912
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  • HYPOTHERMIA. by Indridason, Arnaldur.
    Indridason, Arnaldur.
    HYPOTHERMIA.

    Edition: First Canadian printing.

    Toronto: Random House Canada, (2009.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Sixth 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 Victoria Cribb. 314 pp. ISBN: 978-0307357816.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (light toning to the pages, bit of creasing to the dj)

    Book ID: 66915
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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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  • VOICES. by Indridason, Arnaldur.
    Indridason, Arnaldur.
    VOICES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - 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. ISBN: 0-312-340702.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 71073
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  • SNOWBLIND. by Jonasson, Ragnar
    Jonasson, Ragnar
    SNOWBLIND.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2017) dj. 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. 310 pp. ISBN: 978-1250096074.

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

    Book ID: 77264
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  • SNOWBLIND. by Jonasson, Ragnar
    Jonasson, Ragnar
    SNOWBLIND.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - 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. SIGNED on the title page. Translated by Quentin Bates. Includes a brief excerpt from the next book in the series. First book in the Dark Iceland series. 310 pp. ISBN: 978-1250096074.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75572
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • McPhee, John.
    THE CONTROL OF NATURE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - 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…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - 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: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (tight, clean copy, with small prev owner's name stamp on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 34287
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  • LAST PLACES: A Journey in the North. by Millman, Lawrence.
    Millman, Lawrence.
    LAST PLACES: A Journey in the North.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - "An ebuLlient celebration of the lovely, exotic North. . . Loosely following a course first charted by the Vikings ten centuries ago, Millman wandered from Norway to Newfoundland by way of the Shetland Islands, the Faeroes, Iceland, Greenland, and Labrador." Dust jacket praise from Annie Dillard and Howard Norman, among others. 242 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: -39543615X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (crease on front flap of dj)

    Book ID: 71658
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  • LAST RITUALS. by Sigurdardottir, Yrsa.
    Sigurdardottir, Yrsa.
    LAST RITUALS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Morrow, (2007.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "An Icelandic Novel of Secret Symbols, Medieval Witchcraft and Modern Murder." Translated from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder. Author's first mystery. SIGNED on the title page. 314 pp. ISBN: 9780061143366.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50825
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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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  • 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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  • 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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