New York: Pantheon Books, 1980, stated first US; black boards, gold spine, endpapers on gold paper with drawing of the cosmos of Yggdrasill, and short lists: The Great Gods and Goddesses, the Shining Halls, etc.; in gold jacket with a panel painting showing Viking ships at sea during a thunderstorm with an iceberg in the background; 6.25x9.5"; xli + 276 pages, including a long introduction, extensive notes, a Glossary, a Bibliography, and an index. Juvenile hardback.
One of an excellent series, The Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library, in which vivid versions of 32 classic Norse myths are supported by extensive notes. Not a child's book, although an older child would be drawn to these retellings.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good jacket; no names or other marks, clean, straight, sharp corners, very lightly foxed edges; in jacket with no chips or tears but light rubbing or edgewear along top; unclipped 14.95. Item #20342