Catalogue of the Icelandic Collection Bequeathed by Willard Fiske. Additions 1913-1926

By: Hermannsson Halldor

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Book Condition: 284pp, in original paper wrappers and then bound in grey cloth with gilt titling, ex college library, a few stamps but very clean indeed, VG.


The Fiske Icelandic Collection is one of the three largest collections on Icelandic literature and civilization. Daniel Willard Fiske, 1831-1904, was a professor at Cornell University, New York, and became their first librarian. An accomplished linguist and an inveterate book collector he began building his Icelandic library while still a young student. He bequeathed the collection to Cornell and it came to the University Library in 1905. The collection has quadrupled in size during its first century at Cornell, and the acquisition program is still active today. Halldór Hermannsson, became first curator of the Collection and compiled the Catalogue of the Icelandic Collection bequeathed by Willard Fiske, 1914, which is still considered one of the outstanding achievements of Icelandic bibliography. This is a facsimile reprint of the First Edition published in 1914 and is a fantastic reference for anyone at all interested in Icelandic literature containing over 9000 entries. It also includes books added to the Collection up to the end of 1912.

Title: Catalogue of the Icelandic Collection Bequeathed by Willard Fiske. Additions 1913-1926

Author Name: Hermannsson Halldor

Categories: Polar,

Edition: 1927 First Edition

Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University: 1927

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: 284pp, in original paper wrappers and then bound in grey cloth with gilt titling, ex college library, a few stamps but very clean indeed, VG.

Seller ID: 65348

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