Second printing of this early novel, and first to appear in English translation, by the winner of the 1955 Nobel Prize in Literature. This translation (from the Danish) by F. H. Lyon originally published in 1936. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1963. 429pp. Small 8vo. Blue textured-paper stamped in gilt on front board and spine; blue topstain; dust jacket. Mild bumping to rear corners; light textblock toning. Near fine in a very good, unclipped jacket with toning and soiling to spine and panel fore-edges, some small chips at head of spine. An uncommon Laxness title in English translation.