Title: Saga Ķslendinga ķ Vesturheimi [Story of the ...
PUBLISHER: Volumes 1, 4 and 5. were published in Reykjavík, Iceland by Bókútgáva Menningarsjóðs; Vol. 2. and 3 were published in Winnipeg, Canada by ÞjóðrÆknisfélag Íslendinga í Vesturheimi, 1940-1953. DESCRIPTION: complete in 5 volumes; ill., maps. Pagination thus for 5 vol. (xv, , 253 ; xvi, 347 ; x, 407,  map; viii, 423 ; viii, 480 p.) 23 cm. 23 cm. Very Good+ to Fine condition in cloth hardcover; vols. II and III have dust jackets in G to VG condition. Þorsteinn Þ. Þorsteinsson, 1879-1955, edited vols. 1., 2. and 3; Tryggvi J. Oleson edited vols. 4.and 5. SUBJECTS : A seminal work on the history of emigration of Icelanders to North America, particularly Canada. Volumes 1-3 deal with Icelandic settlement in western Canada. Biography, Genealogy, Icelandic-Canadians/Americans; North Amerika/Norður Ameríka; Saga; Reference; Land settlement ; Prairie Provinces--History. Add. Entry : Tryggvi J. Oleson 1912-1963. The editor, Þorsteinn Þ. Þorsteinsson, was a noted Icelandic-Canadian poet, editor, short story writer and writer of Icelandic-Canadian historical works. He lived in Winnipeg (source: Einarsson, History of Icelandic Prose Writers, pp. 247-8). His works have been repeatedly re-published in Iceland. The second editor, Tryggvi J. Oleson 1912-1963, was a history professor at the University of Manitoba and an author; he personally wrote the section on the Icelandic emigrants who settled in Winnipeg. Referenced in Hjartar, page 50. Peel (3rd Ed.), #7429. Scarce in complete set. Bookseller Inventory # 36322
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