Boston: L. C. Page and Company, 1908.
First Edition. Hardcover. This 1908 exploration of the Nordic country of Norway, though finding moments to marvel at "a country so rich in mountains, ice-fields, waterfalls, and fjords" takes matters of human interest as its aim, spending time with the people, their habits, customs, and traditions, including a vivid picture of the viking age drawn from the chronicles of the old Norse sagas, a survey of ancient and modern Norse religious beliefs, retelling of Scandinavian mythology, history, geography, and more, illustrated throughout in tissue-guarded frontispiece of King Haakon VII of Norway, 47 monochrome photographic plates, and a strikingly handsome fold-out map of Southern Norway.
8 1/8" X 5 1/2". xxiv, fold-out map, 332pp. Green cloth over boards, with coat of arms stamped in bright red, white, and gilt to upper board and spine, and both lettered in gilt. Mild edgewear to binding, with bumping to edges and extremities and some faint scattered rubbing. Front free endpaper, bearing the signature of Robert W. Drexler, possibly the American diplomat, dated 1949, taped at inner hinge. Notes to rear endpapers. Hinges starting to crack; binding remains quite firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. Illustrated in tissue-guarded frontispiece of King Haakon VII of Norway and 47 monochrome photographic plates and beautiful fold-out map of Southern Norway. Good +. Item #5790