Stephens' book, first published in Copenhagen and London in 1884, includes all the illustrations from his larger, three-volume work, but with shorter texts. As such, it provides a useful pictorial overview of the runic inscriptions of Scandinavia and England although readers should note that some of his emendations of worn or damaged characters are controversial. The book is reproduced here in reduced format to make it available at a reasonable price. The cover drawing is of a runic calendar made of the jawbone of a porpoise.
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