566 sider p. med faksimile indbundet i et meget fint samtidig halvlæder med rig gulddekoration og guldtryk på ryggen. Bookseller Inventory # 14102209
Title: Karlamagnus saga ok kappa hans. Fortællinger...
Publisher: Trykt Hos H.J. Jensen, Christiana
Publication Date: 1860
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Trykt Hos H.J. Jensen, Christiana, 1860. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. 8vo. CV, 566 &  pages; Contemporary binding: black morocco-backed green pattern-printed paper covered boards, raised bands on spine, title lettered in gilt directly in the second panel; tan marbled endpapers. Binding worn, with repair to the front hinge which exposes some binder's cloth at the bottom portion of the spine (from which the leather is now lacking). Functional, internally sound, with a small split at the gutter attachment of the front free endpaper. Title page in red and black. Handsome folding facsimile of a manuscript at rear -- (a lithograph: lettering in red and black agains a tan background). At the end, there is a  pp. precis in French: "Notice sur la saga de Charlemagne" -- concerning manuscripts and modern editions of this Icelandic text. (2 pp. text plus a sectional title, which has a repaired tear across the blank portion at the head of the leaf). The sections of the text are: "Karlamagnus saga.--Af frú Olif ok Landres syni hennar.--Af Oddgeiri danska.--Af Agulando konungi.--Af Guitalin Saxa.--Af Otvel.--Af Jórsalaferð.--Af Runzivals bardaga.--Af Vilhjalmi Korneis.--Um kraptaverk ok jartegnir." The editor was Carl Richard Unger (1817-1897). He became a fellow at the University of Christiania in 1841, and first went to Copenhagen to study ancient manuscripts. He discovered that the printed versions were frequently inaccurate with ambiguous word forms and uncertain textual readings. During 1843-1845, he worked in Paris and London to study the repositories in major collections of Old Norse-Icelandic texts in manuscript. In 1841, Unger started working on an Old Norse (and ancient Icelandic ) Dictionary , but when he learned that Johan Fritzner had come a long way with a similar project, Unger turned over his material and data. However, when Fritzner abandoned his work after page 384 in the third volume of: "Ordbog over det Gamle Norske Sprog 1-3" (1886-1896), Professor Unger took the project over and saw it to completion. His students presented him with a festschrift in 1897 -- ['Sproglig-historiske tilegnede Studies Professor CR Unger']. Unfortunately, in that same year, Unger retired in the Spring, turned 80 in the summer, and died on November 30. This 1860 work on the Emperor Charlemange (742-814) is scarce in commerce. See OCLC 5271006. Bookseller Inventory # 39501