Baugabrot : ágrip af stjórnartilhögum Canada og fleira til minnis og fróðleiks / safnað hefir (collected by) Stefán Einarsson [A Brief Description of How Canada is Governed and Other Useful Information - in Icelandic language]

Einarsson, Stefán 1881-1969

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Title: Baugabrot : ágrip af stjórnartilhögum Canada...


Imprint Winnipeg : City Printing & Publishing, 1925. Descr. 109, [11] pages; 15 cm. includes tables and adverisements; töflur. Subjects: Icelandic-canadians Western Icelanders Stjórnskipan; Guidebook; Kanada/Canada; Canadian History. A reference work on Canada written for the benefit of Icelandic immigrants to Canada. Provides an outline of structures and functions of Canada's government; it's constitutional history, common law system; banking and monetary systems; educational system; municipal system; judicial system in some detail including an account of wards (electoral districts) in Winnipeg; postal services including money orders, etc.; systems of measurements and exchange; time zones; calendars; canadian economy; public finance both fedeeral and provincial; taxes; in short, a comprehensive guide to life in Canada, intended for the immigrants coming from Iceland . The author was well prepared to prepare such a work, as he was co-editor of the Winnipeg-based Canadian Icelandic newspaper Heimskringla between 1921 and 1924; and editor of that periodical from 1930-1959 (source, Kristjanson, pp. 497-8). Includes a 5 page article/advertisement on the Winnipeg-based Success Business College. small chip to lower corner of front (card) cover, covers neatly split along 1/3 of length of spine, otherwise Very Good in grey card covers. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 36282

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