Bloodtaking and Peacemaking (William Ian Miller)

Our pick of this week is our special SIGNED edition of Miller’s Bloodtaking and Peacemaking. You can add this exquisite edition to your personal library today by ordering it online at Gryphon Editions.


Often overlooked in the history of free government is the great Viking republic established in Iceland in 930. In reaction to the strong centralizing authority of King Harald Fairhair of Norway, a group of Norseman fled to Iceland and created a society with a unique democratic structure lacking an executive officer. Until 1262, when brought under the authority of the King of Norway, the Icelandic Commonwealth was an experiment in limited government. 

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Each volume is luxuriously bound in genuine leather and embellished with gold stamping of an original design. The raised bands across the spine are distinctive of the classic bookmaker’s art. Specially commissioned marbelized endleaves are reminiscent of fine Old World editions. Coordinating headbands grace both ends of the spine and add strength. The acid-free leaves are Smyth-sewn; their edges are gilded for additional protection and elegance. A permanent silk ribbon marker ensures easy reference.
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