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  • THE FOURTH MAN. by Dahl, K.O.
    Dahl, K.O.
    THE FOURTH MAN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first book to be published in the US, "a tangled web of art theft, blackmail, torrid sex and double crosses." Winner of Norway's Riverton Prize for Best Crime Novel. Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett. 276 pp. ISBN: 978-0312375690.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacke (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 70336
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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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  • THE CALLER. by Fossum, Karin.
    Fossum, Karin.
    THE CALLER.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, (2011). Hardcover - Mystery by this award-winning Norwegian writer featuring Inspector Konrad Sejer. Translated from the Norwegian by K.E.Semmel. 244 pp. ISBN: 978-0547577524.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 71981
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  • EVA'S EYE. by Fossum, Karin.
    Fossum, Karin.
    EVA'S EYE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Hardcover first edition - The first mystery by this award-winning Norwegian writer featuring Inspector Konrad Sejer, originally published in Norway in 1995, but not available in the US until this edition. Translated from the Norwegian by James Anderson. 292 pp. ISBN: 978-0547577524.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77055
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  • INDIAN BRIDE. by Fossum, Karin.
    Fossum, Karin.
    INDIAN BRIDE.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2007.) dj. Hardcover - An appealing and rather sad mystery by this Norwegian writer. Features Inspector Konrad Sejer. Translated from the Norwegian by Charlotte Barslund. Awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for best mystery. 297 pp. ISBN: 9780151011827.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 49131
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  • WHEN THE DEVIL HOLDS THE CANDLE. by Fossum, Karin.
    Fossum, Karin.
    WHEN THE DEVIL HOLDS THE CANDLE.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2006.) dj. Hardcover - An appealing and rather sad mystery by this Norwegian writer. Features Inspector Konrad Sejer. Translated from the Norwegian by Felicity David. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-15-101885.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58498
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  • WHEN THE DEVIL HOLDS THE CANDLE. by Fossum, Karin.
    Fossum, Karin.
    WHEN THE DEVIL HOLDS THE CANDLE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An appealing and rather sad mystery by this Norwegian writer. Features Inspector Konrad Sejer. Translated from the Norwegian by Felicity David. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-15-101885.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 69552
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  • THE LAST MIGRATION. by Frison-Roche, Roger.
    Frison-Roche, Roger.
    THE LAST MIGRATION.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1967.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel about the Lapps as they struggle to preserve their timeless, traditional way of life in the face of the Norwegian government's attempts to "settle them." Translated from the French by Douglas Garman. 335 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library but with no markings other than tape ghosts, signs of pocket removal, overall very good in a very near fine unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46894
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  • ODD AND THE FROST GIANTS. by Gaiman, Neil (illustrated by Brett Helquist.)
    Gaiman, Neil (illustrated by Brett Helquist.)
    ODD AND THE FROST GIANTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2009.). Hardcover first edition - A short novel for older children by this Newbery (and Hugo) award-winning author, inspired by traditional Norse mythology. Illustrated with full-page drawings and decorative chapter headers by Brett Helquist. 117 pp. ISBN: 978006167139.

    Condition: Very near fine in blue cloth with a pasted on illustration (a new copy, but with a remainder line.)

    Book ID: 49065
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  • TALES OF PROTECTION. by Hansen, Erik Fosnes.
    Hansen, Erik Fosnes.
    TALES OF PROTECTION.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second book, which consist of four tales "about the nature of luck and chance.. . a story involving a young woman, her old uncle, and a blind, brilliant beekeeper; the story of a lighthouse keeper's harrowing experience during a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea; a story of art, love and treachery in Renaissance Italy, where religious paintings have miraculous properties; and the story of a mining engineer whose life is changed by a terrible fall 'over the edge'." Translated from the Norwegian by Nadia Christensen. 500 pp. ISBN: 0-374-272409.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 58541
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  • WHAT NEVER HAPPENS. by Holt, Anne.
    Holt, Anne.
    WHAT NEVER HAPPENS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grand Central, (2008.). First edition - The first book to appear in English by this Norwegian writer - a gripping police procedural, set mostly during winter in Oslo, where several important people are found dead and mutilated in significant ways. CIS detective Adam Stubo and his wife, Johanne Vik, former FBI profiler, who have a new child to care for, find themselves on the case, despite having a new baby to care for. Translated from the Norwegian by Kari Dickson. Recommended. 385 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 51984
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  • THE ROADS HAVE COME TO AN END NOW: Selected & Last Poems. by Jacobsen, Rolf (1907-1994); translated by Robert Bly, Roger Greenwald, & Robert Hedin.
    Jacobsen, Rolf (1907-1994); translated by Robert Bly, Roger Greenwald, & Robert Hedin.
    THE ROADS HAVE COME TO AN END NOW: Selected & Last Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, (2001.). First edition - "An early champion of modernism, Norwegian poet Rolf Jacobsen published a body of work that earned him international recognition and established him as one of Europe's great poets. His work has been translated into twenty languages, enjoying universal appeal in part because his clear, direct poetry so amply rewards re-reading. This bilingual collection spans Jacobsen's fifty-year career and includes, for the first time in English, his final poems." Translated from the Norwegian by Robert Bly, Roger Greenwald, & Robert Hedin. Homage to Jacobsen by Robert Bly. xii, 168 pp. ISBN: 1556591659.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 54430
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  • Knaplund, Paul.
    MOORINGS OLD AND NEW: Entries in an Immigrant's Log.

    Edition: 2nd printing, 1964.

    Madison, WI: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1963. dj. Hardcover - Foreword by Merle Curti. The author of these memoirs was born in Norway, the son of a fisherman-farmer, and in 1909, at the age of 20, he emigrated to America - primarily because he could not get the education he sought in Norway. Includes information on living on a Norwegian fishing-farming island in the Arctic Circle and his early years as an immigrant in the rural Middle West, as well as life as a history professor. Index. 276 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36964
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  • THE MAN WHO SMILED. by Mankell, Henning. Appreciation by John Harvey.
    Mankell, Henning. Appreciation by John Harvey.
    THE MAN WHO SMILED.

    Edition: Limited, signed first UK edition.

    Gladestry, UK: Scorpion Press, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Kurt Wallender novel, translated by Laurie Thompson. Numbered 28 out of 80, and SIGNED by the author on the limitation page. Includes an essay of appreciation by John Harvey. Bound in marbled boards and half leather, gilt lettering on spine. ISBN: 1-873567588.

    Condition: Fine in fine original clear mylar dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71196
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  • THE WHITE LIONESS. by Mankell, Henning. Appreciation by Minette Walters.
    Mankell, Henning. Appreciation by Minette Walters.
    THE WHITE LIONESS.

    Edition: Limited, signed first UK edition.

    Gladestry, UK: Scorpion Press, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An early Wallender novel, originally published in 1993, one which links a murder in Ystad to South Africa where Nelson Mandela has just been released from prison. Translated by Laurie Thompson. Numbered 76 out of 90, and SIGNED by the author on the limitation page. Includes an essay of appreciation by Minette Walters. Bound in marbled boards and half leather, gilt lettering on spine. ISBN: 1-873567588.

    Condition: Fine in fine original clear mylar dust jacket.

    Book ID: 71187
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  • THE REDEEMER. by Nesbo, Jo.
    Nesbo, Jo.
    THE REDEEMER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. First edition - Thriller featuring police detective Harry Hole. Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett. 395 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (upper corner bumped).

    Book ID: 61662
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  • THE LEOPARD. by Nesbo, Jo.
    Nesbo, Jo.
    THE LEOPARD.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. dj. Hardcover first edition - Thriller featuring police detective Harry Hole. Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett. 517 pp. ISBN: 9780307595874.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61704
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  • BLOOD ON SNOW. by Nesbo, Jo.
    Nesbo, Jo.
    BLOOD ON SNOW.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A stand alone novel, set in 1977 Norway, where Olav, a contract killer, works for Oslo's crime kingpin, 'fixing' anyone who causes the man trouble. SIGNED on a blank preliminary page. Translated from the Norwegian by Neil Smith. 207 pp. ISBN: 978-0385354196.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 68546
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  • SHADOW ON THE MOUNTAIN. by Preus, Margi.
    Preus, Margi.
    SHADOW ON THE MOUNTAIN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Amulet Books (Harry N. Abrams), 2012. First edition - "Nazi Germany has invaded Norway and fourteen-year-old Espen and his friends are swept up in the resistance movement." Based on the real-life adventures of a Norwegian spy during World War II. Author's note, how to make invisible ink, a timeline of events from 1940-45 and bibliography. 284 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67160
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  • ALBERTA AND FREEDOM. by Sandel, Cora (Sara Fabricus)
    Sandel, Cora (Sara Fabricus)
    ALBERTA AND FREEDOM.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Peter Owen, (1963.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first appearance in English of the second volume in this Norwegian writer's autobiographical "Alberta" trilogy, originally published in Norway in 1931. This volume is set in Paris, where Sandel lived in the early 20th century. Translated by Elizabeth Rokkan. 241 pp. Uncommon in the hardcover first edition.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name; a laminate has been added to the dj, which protected the dj, but which has also yellowed a bit with age.)

    Book ID: 46318
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  • Smiley, Jane.
    THE GREENLANDERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Her fifth book, an epic historical novel set in 14th century Greenland, in Europe's farthest outpost, settled by the Norwegians 500 years earlier. 558 pages, map endpapers. ISBN: 0-394-551206.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket - a tight, clean copy.

    Book ID: 37542
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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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  • RANDOM JOURNEYS. by Vyvyan, C. C. (Clara Coltman Rogers, Lady Vyvyan.)
    Vyvyan, C. C. (Clara Coltman Rogers, Lady Vyvyan.)
    RANDOM JOURNEYS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Peter Owen Limited, (1960.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A rather uncommon late book by his popular and thoughtful travel writer - An account of "high speed" automobile traveling across northern Europe to Sweden, Finland and Norway (8000 miles, eight countries,in nine weeks). She sums up the different perspectives she and her traveling companion Ella brought to this whirlwind and unexpected journey as follows - she was middle-aged and I was old, in my prime I had the energy of two, but she still had the energy of ten, but most importantly, I was English and she was Americanized Canadian, rooted in the new civilization. SIGNED on the title page and INSCRIBED and signed on the front…

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    London: Peter Owen Limited, (1960.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A rather uncommon late book by his popular and thoughtful travel writer - An account of "high speed" automobile traveling across northern Europe to Sweden, Finland and Norway (8000 miles, eight countries,in nine weeks). She sums up the different perspectives she and her traveling companion Ella brought to this whirlwind and unexpected journey as follows - she was middle-aged and I was old, in my prime I had the energy of two, but she still had the energy of ten, but most importantly, I was English and she was Americanized Canadian, rooted in the new civilization. SIGNED on the title page and INSCRIBED and signed on the front endpaper "to --- with love from the author" and dated in 1973. Photographs. 192 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped, chipping to top of dj spine.)

    Book ID: 51943
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  • Whitney, Phyllis A.
    LISTEN FOR THE WHISPERER.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, (1972.) dj. Hardcover - Novel of romance and suspense set in the Norway.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36878
    View cart More details Price: $9.50
  • Wikstrom, Karl S. (Signe M. Carlson, editor), Jack Ashcraft, illustrator.
    NORTH OF SKARV ISLAND: A Trading Adventure Between Norwegians and Lapps.

    Edition: First printing.

    Grants Pass, OR: Midgard Press, (1985.) dj. Hardcover first edition - This book, an account of a trading adventure in 1805 between Norwegians from Ranafjord and nomadic Lapps summering with their reindeer on a treeless island off the coast of Norway, is unique in that it is based on both Norwegian and Lapp oral tradition and written by an 'insider' to that oral tradition, who is passing on the stories of his Lapp grandfather. Glossary. 142 pp. ISBN: 0-9615948-02.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 28419
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