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  • THE LAND OF THE LONG NIGHT. by Du Chaillu, Paul
    Du Chaillu, Paul
    THE LAND OF THE LONG NIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of life in the far northern Arctic regions of Scandinavia - Lapland, the Swedish and Norwegian Mountains, and the Arctic Ocean - where the sun is not seen for 67 days, creating a long night ruled by the moon, the stars and the aurora borealis - written for older children (or "dear Young Folks" as Du Chaillu greets them in his introduction.) Illustrated by M.J. Burns with a frontispiece of Du Chaillu on skis and 23 inserted glossy plates. An association copy INSCRIBED by Du Chaillu on the front endpaper to his niece "To Marie, With the great love of her uncle, Paul" and signed in…

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    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of life in the far northern Arctic regions of Scandinavia - Lapland, the Swedish and Norwegian Mountains, and the Arctic Ocean - where the sun is not seen for 67 days, creating a long night ruled by the moon, the stars and the aurora borealis - written for older children (or "dear Young Folks" as Du Chaillu greets them in his introduction.) Illustrated by M.J. Burns with a frontispiece of Du Chaillu on skis and 23 inserted glossy plates. An association copy INSCRIBED by Du Chaillu on the front endpaper to his niece "To Marie, With the great love of her uncle, Paul" and signed in full and dated October 18, 1899. Uncommon thus. 266 pp plus 4 pp of publisher's advertisements.

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    Condition: Good condition overall in decorative drab green cloth with gilt lettering and an illustration of a reindeer pulling a sleigh (both hinges cracked, some fraying to the cloth at the ends of the spine. (Although the binding is unsigned, it has been attributed to the Decorative Designers.)

    Book ID: 36726
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  • ICEHOTEL. by Granlund, Par.
    Granlund, Par.
    ICEHOTEL.

    Edition: First edition.

    Lulea, Sweden: JukkasAkademin, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Book issued in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the Icehotel project in the small village of Jukkasjrvi in far northern Sweden - in Swedish Lapland. Each November the hotel is rebuilt with the clear water of the Torne River, never exactly the same, and furnished with original ice art. Illustrated throughout with color photographs by Eivan Carlsson, Peter Grant, Tomas Utsi, Torbjrn Lvgren, and Kenneth Paulsson - pictures which capture just a bit of the beauty and wonder of this structure and its contents. Translated by Mark Wilcox. Oversized square format. 112 pp. ISBN: 9163080672.

    Condition: Fine in black boards with a gray cloth spine, no dustjacket as issued.

    Book ID: 54993
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  • PAPERS ON FOLK-MEDICINE: Given at an Inter-Nordic Symposium at Nordiska Museet, Stockholm, 8-10 May 1961. by Tillhagen, Carl-Herman, editor.
    Tillhagen, Carl-Herman, editor.
    PAPERS ON FOLK-MEDICINE: Given at an Inter-Nordic Symposium at Nordiska Museet, Stockholm, 8-10 May 1961.

    Edition: First edition.

    Stockholm: The Nordic Museum [1963]. First edition - "Reprinted from ARV. Journal of Scandinavian Folklore, vol. 18-19, 1962-63". Contains 11 papers, one in German, the rest translated into English: Basic facts concerning humoral pathology, and relics of these in the language & in folk-medicine; Medical magic in Linnus' Dietetics; Curing 'knarren' (peritendinitis or tendovaginitis); Gelehrte Tradition ber angeborene Fehler in der Volks-medizin (in German); The Street of 'the Wise Women'; Lisa of Finnshult & her 'Smjtra''; On the effectiveness of folk-medicine; Rational folk-medicine; Learned & popular traditions in Nordic veterinary folk medicine; The healing methods of the Lapps, and Material and research methods within folk-medicine. Illustrated with photographs, maps and charts. pp 161 to 362.

    Condition: Very good+ in original yellow printed wrappers (some toning to the covers. prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 55252
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