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Catalogue of the Icelandic Collection bequeathed by Willard Fiske

By: Hermannsson Halldór [compiler]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Martino Publishing: 2002

Edition: 2002 reprint

Seller ID: 61663

ISBN: 1578982634

Condition: 755pp, original green cloth with gilt titling, New copy.


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 fi... View more info