The Saga Library, Vol I: The Story of Howard the Halt. The Story of the Banded Men. The Story of Hen Thorir. Done into English out of the Icelandic. William Morris, Eirikr Magnusson.

The Saga Library, Vol I: The Story of Howard the Halt. The Story of the Banded Men. The Story of Hen Thorir. Done into English out of the Icelandic

London: Bernard Quaritch, 1891. First Edition. Large paper issue which is number 27 of 125 on hand-made paper.

None of Scott, Walsdorf, or Buxton Forman indicate whether the large paper or trade take precedence, but nevertheless, the large paper issue is more desirable.

This is the first in the Saga Library series of Icelandic translations which were issued intermittently through 1905. Fifteen volumes were projected, however, only six were ever published, the final in 1905, almost a decade after Morris’s death.

Small 4to. [4], xlvii, [7], 227pp. Scott pgs. 32-33; Walsdorf 55A; Buxton Forman 129.
Very good in publisher’s quarter morocco, floral gilt, t.e.g., rubbing at joints and spine, small crack to inner joint, former owner plate, but still a very good copy. Item #14

Price: $225.00