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Asbj√∏rnsen, Peter Christen
ROUND THE YULE LOG. NORWEGIAN FOLK AND FAIRY TALES ... Translated by H. L. Braekstad. With an Introduction by Edmund W. Gosse
London: Sampson Low, 1881. Octavo, pp. [i-ix] x [xi-xiii] xiv [xv-xvi] xvii-xx [1] 2-316 + undated 32-page publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, many illustrations, some full page, original pictorial terra cotta cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, rear panel stamped in blind, all edges gilt, slate coated endpapers. First edition of this translation. As early as 1832, in his twentieth year, Peter Christen Asbj√∏rnsen (1812-1885) had begun to collect Norwegian folklore. He later walked the length and breadth of Norway, adding to his stories. In 1838 Asbj√∏rnsen first made public the results of his investigations, very shyly and timorously, in a little publication for children, called NOR. J√∏rgen Engebretsen Moe (1813-1882) met Asbj√∏rnsen while they were both attending high school at Norderhov Rectory. They developed a lifelong friendship. In 1834 Asbj√∏rnsen discovered that Moe had independently begun research on Norwegian folklore. The friends compared their material and decided to jointly publish the tales they had acquired. In 1842‚Äì1843 the first collection of their work appeared, NORSKE FOLKEEVENTYR (NORWEGIAN FOLK TALES), which was received throughout Europe as a valuable contribution to comparative mythology as well as literature. A second volume was published in 1844, followed in 1871 by a new selection from the pen of Asbj√∏ornsen alone. Many of the Folkeeventyr were translated into English by George Dasent in 1859. In 1845 Asbj√∏rnsen also published, witho … [Click Below for Full Description]
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