Title: Brot af landnßmss÷gu Nřja ═slands / safna ...
NOTE: this author was among the very first group of settlers in New Iceland (in Manitoba, Canada) and in this one volume in a series of three works, he provides eyewitness acounts of people and events characterizing this first wave of Icelandic immigrants to New Iceland in Canada. PUBLISHER: Winnipeg : Columbia Press, 1919. DESCRIPTION : 98 pages: illustrations from photos/myndir ; errata sheet tipped in ; 23 cm. CONDITION : Very Good plus in red card covers. Remarkably nice condition, clean, bright. SUBJECTS/CONTENT: Icelanders--History/Biography; Manitoba Icelanders; Canada/Kanada ; New Iceland/Nýja Ísland ; Westen Icelandiers/Vestur Íslendingar ; Útflytjendur ; Landnám ; Landnemar . CANADIAN CONTENT THROUGHOUT : includes accounts of and memories of Icelanders in Western Canada. AUTHOR BIO: Thorleifur Jóakimsson (Jackson), ( (1847-1921] immigrated from Iceland, settled in the Manitoba, Canada Inter-Lake Icelandic settlement; then moved to the Tongue River district of the Dakotas, in 1891.RELEVANCE/AVAILABILITY : At the time of cataloguuing, this FIRST EDITION of this FIRSTof three works by this author on this subject was not listed on AMICUS, except in Microfilm copies ; and was not listed in Peel (3rd Ed.). Very early and comprehensive account of family histories (genealogy) of Icelandic settlers in Canada (mostly Manitoba) and the United States. Referenced in Hjartar, p. 50 (note: We have used the Iclelandic version of the surname in this catalogue entry, as the primary name, as does Hjartar, and the website Gegnir). As indicated by the absence of listings on Amicus and Peel, this important genealogical/historical work has been almost unobtainable in Canada. Bookseller Inventory # 36244
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