|D'AULAIRE, Ingri and Edgar Parin. D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., . 4to, 161pp. Black half-cloth stamped in gilt on spine with brown cloth boards stamped in gilt. Full-color pictorial endpapers; full-color illustrations throughout. A bright, clean copy with light rubbing and bumping to board edges, slight rubbing to exterior of hinges, in publisher's original full-color pictorial dust jacket (not price-clipped, creasing and tearing around edges, lower left section of rear panel missing, light rubbing around edges).
First Edition. The Caldecott medal-winning d'Aulaires once again captivate their young audience with this beautifully illustrated introduction to Norse legends, telling stories of Odin the All-father, Thor the Thunder-god and the theft of his hammer, Loki the mischievous god of the Jotun Race, and Ragnarokk, the destiny of the gods. Children meet Bragi, the god of poetry, and the famous Valkyrie maidens, among other gods, goddesses, heroes, and giants. Illustrations throughout depict the wondrous other world of Norse folklore and its fantastical Northern landscape.