The Orkneyinga Saga. Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd, 1938.
TAYLOR, Alexander Burt
1st Edition 8vo 233 x 155mm 437pp. with 9 b/w illustrations and 3 maps. Hardcover in blue cloth bindings with protected dust jacket. A near fine copy in a good dust jacket. Previous owner's name and date to front end paper. Dust jacket a little worn at top of spine otherwise no markings or faults. In this book the author sheds new light on problems of authorship, historicity and topography and place and personal names. With 6 years residency in the Orkneys and frequent visits to Shetland and Caithness have given him ample opportunities for examining at first hand all the chief scenes of action in the Saga, which presents a lively picture of the Norse earldom in Scotland in olden times. Bookseller Inventory # 001975