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Old Icelandic literature a bibliographical essay by HalldoМЃr Hermannsson

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Published by Cornell University Press; [etc., etc.], Kraus Reprint Corp. in Ithaca, N.Y, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Old Norse literature -- Bibliography.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Halldór Hermannsson.
GenreBibliography.
SeriesIslandica; an annual relating to Iceland and the Fiske Icelandic collection in Cornell University Library -- vol. XXIII., Islandica -- v. 23.
The Physical Object
Pagination2 p.l., 50 p.
Number of Pages50
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16548666M

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