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358 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. 131 page introduction. 227 pages of text. Several maps and illustrations. Beautiful spine in gilt with raised bands. Gilt illustration to front board. Marbled endpapers and text block. Text block age darkened. Light foxing on back of illustration pages. Name plate inside front board in Greek and Latin. light shelf rub at edges. "An important source for understanding the history of Norse Earldom of Orkney lies in the Icelandic sagas. Of these, the Orkneyinga saga is one of the most famous and certainly the most specific to Orkney. Compiled sometime between 1192 and 1206 by an unknown Icelandic scribe, or scribes, the Orkneyinga Saga presents an interpretation of the first conquest of Orkney by Norway and the subsequent history of the Earldom."