"C. over de Linden, Chief Superintendent of the Royal Dockyard
at the Helder, possesses a very ancient manuscript, which has
been inherited and preserved in his family from time immemorial,
without any one knowing whence it came or what it contained,
owing to both the language and the writing being unknown."
This is how Dr. J. G. Ottema who translated the old Frisian text
into Dutch begins his preface.
Cornelius over de Linden claimed to have inherited the strange
manuscript from his grandfather. It tells a story of vast scope
taking in hundreds of years of the history of the children of Frya,
from the sinking of Aldland that the sailors call Atland (Atlantis!) to
the time of Caesar.
It features Odin and Thor, Minerva, Alexander, Jesus and Krishna
(as one person!) and many more historical and mythical
Whether it is a suppressed alternative history or a creative
invention to rival 'The Lord of the Rings' it is certainly a
fascinating and worthwhile book.
This edition has the full English and Frisian text, the introduction
and preface from the 1876 edition and a map of the world as
known to the ancients
|6" x 9" Paperback: 28.00 GBP