Lodbrokar-quida; Or The Death-song Of Lodbroc;

RAGNAR LODBROK. JOHNSTONE, JAMES, EDITED BY.

£300.00

Publisher

Printed for the Author.

Place

[Copenhagen]

Date

1782

Synopsis

Now first correctly printed from various manuscripts; with a free english translation. to which are added, the various readings; a literal latin version; an islando-latino glossary; and explanatory notes. by the rev. james johnstone a.m. chaplain to his britannic majesty's envoy extraordinary at the court of denmark.

Item Description

Small 8vo. 4 x 7 inches. [2] + 111 pp. Copy lacks half title. Text in English, Old Norse/Icelandic and Latin. Bound in contemporary dark blue cloth; spine with contrasting maroon morocco title label, gilt. Deckled edges. Some pages uncut. A little age related wear, but otherwise a very good copy. Ragnar Lodbrok ('shaggy breeches') was a Viking hero and a legendary Scandinavian ruler of the ninth century, reputed to have raided the British Isles and Holy Roman Empire. This Copenhagen edition in three languages also contains an extensive glossary and notes by the editor, The Rev. James Johnstone (d. 1798), Chaplain to the British envoy to Denmark, 1779-82. He was a collector of Icelandic manuscripts and transcripts (now in Trinity College, Dublin) and historian of the early Nordic nations, in their relationships with the British Isles. (ESTC T41122).

[Stock No. 26217]

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