Very Good / Good. Item #11251
New York: W.W. Norton & Company Inc., 1952. First Edition, stated. Octavo; publisher's cloth in pictorial dust jacket, black topstain; 346pp. Jacket quite worn with a number of shallow chips, front flap nearly separated due to splitting at fold, spine panel creased and sunned, some discoloration to cloth from exposure to damp; Good or better overall. With contemporary ex libris of a Roy Milton Taylor to front pastedown with autograph postcard addressed to the same laid in, signed by Pohl:
"Your inquiry re the new book 64 pages 'The Vikings on Cape Cod' -- It will be published in about three weeks - $1.25 per copy. Shall I take your inquiry as an order for a copy?...Yes, the Hagen article, of course. All words but one on the K stone have been /proved/ of 14th century usage. I'll take that one on faith. Sincerely, Frederick J. Pohl."
Frederick J. Pohl (not to be confused with the science fiction author) was a prolific writer of speculative histories of the Vikings in the Americas, especially around the area of Cape Cod. This particular work offers "A reconstruction, voyage by voyage, and clue by clue, of the history of the Norsemen who crossed the Atlantic and explored the American continent during the five centuries before Columbus" (front jacket panel).