Kalevala Collection

Please enter a search term to begin your search.

Kalevala Collection

The Finnish American Historical Archive and Museum holds 51 different editions of the Kalevala, including Akseli Gallen-Kallela's illustrated Kalevala, as well as Aarmo Karima's illustrated Kalevala.  The complete Kalevala has been translated into English by the following people: John Martin Crawford (1988), W.F. Kirby (1907), Aili Kolehmainen Johnson (1950, in prose form), Francis Peabody Majoun Jr. (1963, in prose form), Eino Friberg (1988), and Keith Bosley (1989).  The archive does not hold a copy of R. Eivind's 1893 prose translation. The Archive holds copies of English, German, Japanese, French, and Yiddish translations. The "Old Kaleva" was published in 1835, while the version of the Kaleva as it exists in its current form was first published in 1849.

 

1866 Kalewala, Third Printing Finnish  [4 copies, 2 in original binding]

1870 Kalewala. "Helppohintainen" printing Finnish

1887 Kalewala. Third "helppohintainen" printing Finnish [2 copies]

1888 The Kalevala, Epic Poem of Finland, John Martin Crawford's first English translation English [2 copies, 1 in original binding, 2 additional copies of volume one only]

1894 Kalevala, part 1, poems, "stereotypeerattu" printing Finnish

1895 Kalevala, part 2, glossary and index Finnish

1898 Kalevala, part 1, poems, second "stereotypeerattu" printing Finnish

1901 Kalevala, part 2, glossary and index Finnish [5 copies, 3 different bindings, 2 not-original binding]

1904 Kalevala, part 1, poems, fourth "stereotypeerattu" printing Finnish [3 copies, 2 in original bindings]

1907 Kalevala, part 1, poems, fifth "stereotypeerattu" printing Finnish [2 copies]

1909 Kalevala, second "stereotypeerattu tekstilaitos," Thirteenth New Kalevala printing Finnish

1910 Kalevala, glossary and index Finnish

1913 Kalevala, second "stereotypeerattu tekstilaitos", Thirteenth New Kalevala printing Finnish

1914, 1915 Kalevala : The Land of Heroes, W.F. Kirby's translation, Everyman's Library No. 259 English [1 complete copy, one copy of only volume 2]

1915-1916 Kalevala, glossary and index, second (revised) edition Finnish [2 copies]

1918 Kalevala, second "stereotypeerattu tekstilaitos", Fourteenth New Kalevala printing Finnish [2 copies]

1921 Kalevala, second "stereotypeerattu tekstilaitos", Fifteenth New Kalevala printing Finnish [2 copies]

1922 Akseli Gallen-Kallela Decorated Kalevala (oversize edition) Finnish [2 copies]

1922 Akseli Gallen-Kallela Decorated Kalevala Finnish

1923, 1925 Kalevala : The Land of Heroes, W.F. Kirby's translation, Everyman's Library No. 259 English [3 copies]

1924 Kalevala, second "stereotypeerattu tekstilaitos", Sixteenth New Kalevala printing Finnish [2 copies]

1928 Kalevala, second "stereotypeerattu tekstilaitos", Seventeenth New Kalevala printing Finnish [2 copies]

1929 Quinze récits du Kalevala, Jean-Louis Perret's translation French  [vol. I only]

1929 Kalewala : taikka Wanhoja Karjalan runoja (reprint of the 1835 old Kalevala) Finnish

1932 Akseli Gallen-Kallela Decorated Kalevala Finnish

1932 Kalevala ja sen innoittamien suomalaisten taiteilijoiden... (Kalevala and Finnish artists...) Finnish [2 copies, 1 has dust jacket]

1935 Akseli Gallen-Kallela Decorated Kalevala Finnish [2 copies, 1 has non-orignal binding]

1935 Kalevala, Nineteenth New Kalevala printing Finnish [2 copies]

1936 Kalevala : The Land of Heroes, W.F. Kirby's translation, Everyman's Library No. 259 English [2 copies, one has dust jackets, one additional copy of volume 2]

1943 Mahō no uta : Finrando no minwa karewara yori, translated by Yasuko Morimoto, Japanese [Inscribed by translator]

1944 Kalevala : Runot (printed by Päivälehti, Duluth, Minn.) Finnish [3 copies, 2 different original bindings]

1944 Kalevala, printed by Knights of Kaleva Grand Lodge (Kalevan Ritarit Ylin Maja) in the United States [6 copies, 3 different original bindings (2 of each), one being cloth, another one being the same binding as 1950's Aili Kolehmainen Johnoson's English prose edition] 

1944 Kalevala, Twenty-first New Kalevala printing Finnish

1947 Akseli Gallen-Kallela Illustrated Kalevala Finnish [4 copies]

1948 Kalevala : Das Nationalepos der Finnen, Dagmar Welding's translation (second German trans.) German

1949 Akseli Gallen-Kallela Illustrated Kalevala Finnish

1950 Kalevala : A Prose Translation from the Finnish by Aili Kolehmainen Johnson English [2 copies, 1 has dust jacket]

1951 Kalevala : The Land of Heroes, W.F. Kirby's translation, Everyman's Library No. 259 English [Has dust jackets]

1952 Kalevala : Kuvitettu (with illustrations) Finnish

1953 Aarno Karimo illustrated Kalevala Finnish [3 copies: 625/1000 and 2 unnumbered, one has fragile Aarno Karimo 'ex libris' bookmark]

1954 Qalevala : folqs ’epos fun di Finem (translated by Hersch Rosenfeld) Yiddish

1956 Kalevala : The Land of Heroes, W.F. Kirby's translation, Everyman's Library No. 259 English [2 copies, one has dust jackets]

1958 Akseli Gallen-Kallela Decorated Kalevala Finnish

1963 Kalevala : or Poems of the Kaleva District, Francis P. Majoun's prose translation English [6 copies, 4 hard cover (3 have dust jackets)]

1965 Kalevala : liitteenä kaksikymmentäneljä kuvaa Akseli Gallen-Kallelan maalauksista Finnish

1966, 1969 Kalevala : The Land of Heroes, W.F. Kirby's translation, Everyman's Library No. 259 English [Has dust jackets]

1974 (vol. II only) Kalevala : The Land of Heroes, W.F. Kirby's translation, Everyman's Library No. 260 English [Has dust jacket with A G-K painting].  Only Vol. II from this set.

1980 Akseli Gallen-Kallela Decorated Kalevala Finnish

1984 Kalevala : Karjalais-Suomalainen Kansaneepos, printed in Karelia (Karjala), now a part of Russia Finnish [Has dust jacket]

1985 Kalevala : The Land of Heroes, W.F. Kirby's Everyman's Library translation, now published by Athlone press  English [Has dust jacket]

1988 The Kalevala : epic of the Finnish people, translated by Eino Friberg and illustrated by Björn Landström English [2 copies, each have dust jackets]

1989 The Kalevala : an epic poem after oral tradition, translated by Keith Bosley for Oxford University Press's 'World Classics' Series English

Undated Kalevala, published by Carl Salminen [prob. 1917] in Duluth, Minn. Finnish [3 green binding, 3 blue binding, 3 brown binding]