Highlight of the month

Each month the conservation department highlights one of the many treasures found in the library.

1/10
2018

Þulur by Theódóra Thoroddsen (1863–1954) were first published in 1916. The first „þulur“ by Theodóra were published in the...

1/9
2018

Vísnakver Fornólfs (Poetry Book of Fornólfur) was published in 1923. The book is a good example of increased imagery in...

7/8
2018

Guðrún Lárusdóttir was born at Valþjófsstaður in the East of Iceland on January 8th 1880. She grew up in Eskifjörður and then...

2/7
2018

In 1903 the book Íslandsvísur (Iceland Verses) by Jón Trausti [Guðmundur Magnússon] [1873-1918] and Þórarinn B. Þorláksson...

8/5
2018

The first book registered in the Library´s first book of acquisitions  (1820), Fortegnelse de til det Islandske Stifts...

6/4
2018

The National Library of Iceland was founded in 1818. The first registration of its collection was printed at the expense of...

4/3
2018

Jón Leifs (1899-1968) was 17 year old when he traveled to Leipzig, Germany to become a composer and conductor. In the 1920s...

2/2
2018

The 50-year anniversary of the Icelandic republic in 1994 was in a certain way a watershed for the publishers Bad Taste. Bragi...

1/12
2017

Þuríður Pálsdóttir was born in Reykjavík in 1927, daughter of Kristín Norðmann piano teacher and Páll Ísólfsson composer and...

31/10
2017

Martin Luther – CATECHISMVS Edur. Ehristelegur[!] Lærdomur, Fyrer einfallda Presta og Predikara, Hwsbændur og Vngmenne...

2/10
2017

The autobiography Dægradvöl (e. Pastime) was written by Benedikt Gröndal, at an old age, at the end of the 19th century. In the...

4/9
2017

200 years have passed since the first mention of establishing a public library in Iceland. A letter from Friedrich Schlichtegroll,...

31/7
2017

Selma Jónsdóttir (22 August 1917 – 5 July 1987) was the first Icelander to finish a degree in Art History and the first woman to...

3/7
2017

Hólmfríður Sigurðardóttir was a dean´s wife in Vatnsfjörður in Ísafjarðardjúp. She was born January 9, 1617, at Hróarsholt in...

2/6
2017

The Women’s House Hallveigarstaðir opened its doors half a century ago, on 19 June 1967. The idea of the house came up half a...

2/5
2017

Sigurður Ólafsson was born in Reykjavík on 4 December  1916 and died 13 July 1993. He was for a long time one of the nation´s...

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