Bóndadóttir [Farmer's Daughter]

Guttormsson, Guttormur J. (Guttormur Jónsson), 1878-1966

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Title: Bóndadóttir [Farmer's Daughter]


PUBLISHER: Winnipeg : Hecla Press, 1920. DESCRIPTION: 92 p., [1] leaf of plates : portrait with intact tissue guard; 18 cm. Very Good condition in burgundy cloth hardover with gilt lettering to front cover. Interesting provenance in that the handstamp of the Hnausa, Manitoba Icelandic rreading society (called Lestrarfjelag) appears on front free endpaper and this book is identified as #863. A book of poems in the Icelandic language, which includes the anthemic Icelandic-Canadian poem 'Sandy Bar'. The author, who lived near Riverton, north of Gimli, Manitoba is considered the second most important Icelandic-Canadian poet by scholars. Guttormsson was "a leading Icelandic poet" (Kirkconnell, Canadian overtones). He was a celebrated poet both in Iceland and Canada. Referenced in Hjartar, page 21. Peel(3rd Ed.) #4591. Bookseller Inventory # 29975

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