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Increased Security for Expensive Book on Icelandic Birds

A special edition of a book on Icelandic birds, Íslenzkir Fuglar, by Benedikt Gröndal from 1900 costing ISK 230,000 (USD 1,870, EUR 1,440) has been placed under tight security at the Eymundsson book store in Smáralind shopping mall in Kópavogur.


Around half of the 100 copies printed have been sold, according to

Gröndal drew the illustrations of the birds around 1900. The book includes around 100 pictures of birds that can be found in Iceland.

The manuscript was never published but was previously kept in a locked cabinet at the Icelandic Institute of Natural History.

The book was published by Crymogea in 2011 in cooperation with the institute.


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