Baldur : óháð vikublað [Transl: Baldur: An Independent Weekly] - Icelandic-Canadian Newspaper, Gimli, Manitoba, Canada : Published 1903-1910

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Title: Baldur : ˇhß­ vikubla­ [Transl: Baldur: An ...


PUBLISHER: Gimli, Manitoba, 1903-1910. NUMBER OF ISSUES: Offered here is one run/set comprising 24 consecutive issues from the first year, being issues No 27 to No. 50. This set constitutes about thalf of the issues from the first year the paper was in circulation. CONDITION: All issues in Very Good+ to Fine condition with virtually no edgewaer and no folding or chipping. CONTENTS/SUBJECT MATTER: This weekly newspaper was printed in the Icelandic language in Gimli, Manitoba from 1903-1910 (we offer here a run covering about one-half of the issues from a single year). It was published weekly at Gimli, Manitoba, the centre of Icelandic settlement in Canada. It served as a regional newspaper for New Iceland (like its forerunner, Framfari). [It was continued by the periodical Gimlunger - 1910-1911). Baldur included news reports, poems by leading Icelandic-Canadian writers, editorials, letters to the editor, official government announcements; reports of local politics and cultural endeavours, educational material on subjects such as agricultural techniques and advice, and advertisements (many illustrated) that reveal much about transport, commerce, and business activities in New Iceland. DESCRIPTION: Almost all issues are four pages in length; a few are comprised of 2 pages. Dimensions for this run are 34 X 28 cm. SUBJECTS: Icelandic-Canadian Periodicals, Newspapers; Vestur-Íslendingar; Politics; Government; Poetry; Icelanders. AVAILABILITY: AMICUS shows a set at the University of Manitoba. Even individual copies of this newspaper are rare in the area where they were first printed. Bookseller Inventory # 34586

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