Paul B. Du Chaillu - The Viking Age. The Early History, Manners & Customs Of The Ancestors Of The English-Speaking Nation - 1889

Description
Paul B. Du Chaillu - The Viking Age. The Early History, Manners & Customs Of The Ancestors Of The English-Speaking Nation - 1889
History, Illustrated, Travels, Archaeology, Viking, British Isles - Quantity: 2 - Other - see description

Complete 2 Volume Set with 1366 Illustrations and Map

An important early work on the Vikings and the Norse influence on the British Isles, providing study of the Iron Age, mythology, cosmology, burials, religion, superstition, division of people and classes, and the laws of the early English speaking nations.

Item Description
Complete set of this fascinating work by Paul B. Du Chaillu. With a preface by the author, and List of the Principal Sagas Quoted in the Viking King Age. The two volumes are extensively illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece in each volume, and 1366 illustrations and a map. ‘Illustrated from the Antiquities Discovered in Mounds, Cairns, and Bogs as well as from the Ancient Sagas and Eddas’.

Published by John Murray, London, 1889. Publisher's original maroon boards with gilt decoration and titles on both books, which fit perfectly on the deep rich, maroon front covers and spines.

Book Dimensions: 23 x 15 cm and Number of Pages: 591 + 562 pages including index
Combined weight in excess of 2.4 kg.

Condition
Wear to boards’ corners, with few faded marks on covers. Spines are slightly faded over time, with wear to edges, and minor tear and rubbing at top spines. Internally; the books are in good condition. A library label and stamp on front free end papers of both volume. Some names are written on inside back cover of volume one. Inner hinges are good, with binding slightly shaken, but pages are tightly held at the gutter. Pages and illustrations are generally clean with some foxing and spotting marks on some pages (Please see pictures).


“Du Chaillu was a French-American zoologist and anthropologist, best-known for providing definitive scientific evidence of the existence of gorillas and for confirming the existence of an African pygmy tribe. These accomplishments brought Du Chaillu great fame, and he published numerous popular books and was a favourite on the lecture circuit during the mid-19th century. Du Chaillu's interests eventually shifted from Africa to Northern Europe, and the present book was the result of nearly nine years of extensive travel and research”.






Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
2
Subject
Archaeology, Viking, British Isles, History, Illustrated, Travels
Author/ Illustrator
Paul B. Du Chaillu
Book Title
The Viking Age. The Early History, Manners & Customs Of The Ancestors Of The English-Speaking Nation
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1889
Edition
1st Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
John Murray
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Extras
Other - see description
Number of pages
1153
Dimensions
23×15 cm
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