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The Life of the Icelander Jón Ólafsson: Youghal

Author: Jón Olafsson

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Sir Richard Temple Lavinia Mary Anstey

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  1. According to Blöndal there are 23 copies of the manuscript. He gives full details in his introduction to the Icelandic edition, p. xvii–xxx. A summary is given in vol. 1 of the English edition, vol. 58 of the Hakluyt Society, pp xxxiii–xxxiv.
    Icelandic Edition
  1. Sigfús Blöndal, Ævisaga Jóns Ólafssonar Indíafara samin af honum sjálfum (1661). Nú í fyrsta skifti gefin út af hinu Íslenska Bókmentafjelagi m. athugasemdum eptir Sigfús Blöndal (Kaupmannahöfn 1908-1909).
    Further Reading
  1. Eleanor Hull, Folklore of the British Isles (London 1928).
  2. Dorothea Townshend, The Life and Letters of the Great Earl of Cork (London 1904).
  3. Memoirs of Jon Olafsson, Icelander and traveller to India, 1622-1625, as written by himself, 1661: with the story of Mads Rasmussen, chaplain on the Perlen, 1623-1626, edited and translated by Inger Barnes. (Cambridge c. 1998).
  4. C. J. Woods, Travellers' accounts as source material for Irish historians (Dublin 2009).
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. The Life of the Icelander Jón Ólafsson,Traveller to India ... Translated from the Icelandic edition of Sigfús Blöndal by Bertha S. Philpotts. vol. ii: Life and travels: Denmark, England, The Cape, Madagascar, Comoro Is., Coromandel Coast, Tranquebar, St Helena, Ascension Is., Ireland, Iceland, 1618–1679. Sir Richard Temple (ed), Lavinia Mary Anstey (ed), First edition [xxix + 290 pages] Hakluyt SocietyLondon (1931) . Series 2. , No. 58


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Created: (c. 1661)

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