Norse Gods and Giants


Author: Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire

Illustrator: Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire

D’AULAIRE, Ingri and Edgar Parin. Norse Gods and Giants. Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company [1967]. 4to, 161pp. Black quarter-cloth stamped in gold with red cloth stamped in gold. Color pictorial endpapers; b&w and color illustrations by the authors throughout. Spine ends and lower corners lightly rubbed, light rubbing to front external hinge, else an internally clean, bright copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (light wear at spine ends and corners, ¾ inch closed tear at top of front panel, barely discernable evidence of dampstain on spine – more evident on verso, crease along top inch of rear panel from 1 inch closed tear).

First edition. Following on the success of their Book of Greek Myths, the Caldecott Medal winning husband-and-wife team created this compendium of Norse mythology. Featuring 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, this wonderful book highlights the wondrous other world of Norse folklore in the D’Aulaires’ characteristic style.