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Visit to Iceland and the Scandinavian North


Translated from the German of Madame Ida Pfeiffer. With explanatory Notes. To which are added an Essay on Icelandic Poetry, from the French of M. Bergmann; a Translation of the Icelandic Poem 'The Voluspa'.

Published: Ingram Cooke, 1852

Stock code: 6293

Price: £86.00

With the contemporary binder's ticket of Leighton, Son & Hodge (who bound many titles in this series) and the contemporary trade ticket of Willmer & Smith of Church St., Liverpool. This work was translated into English expressly for inclusion in Cooke's popular series following the success of the same author's 'Woman's Journey round the World' (1852); to maintain uniformity the more expensive tinted plates were once again adopted here. In the event, the present work proved even more popular with an audience eager for information from exotic lands, and 'Pfeiffer's Iceland' became a travel standard of the nineteenth century. Abbey, Travel 161.