Fróði / Published by / útg. Magnús J. Skaptason (Transl: The Learned, or Sage) (11 issues of this monthly cultural serial offered, being part of the series published in Winnipeg from 1911-1914)

Skaptason, Magnús (ed.)

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Title: Fróði / Published by / útg. Magnús J. ...


PUBLISHER : Winnipeg; Gimli : Magnús Skaptason, 1911/1912-1913/1914. publ. dates/Seq.: 1.-3. YEAR/árg. SUBJECTS : Literature/Bókmenntir ; Western (i.e. North American) Icelanders/Vestur-Íslendingar. We offer here Volume/Year I (1911-1912), numbers 1-9 inclusive plus Vol/Year III, Number 2 and number 3 for a total of 11 issues. About 50 pages per issue. Includes illustrations from photographs. CONDITION : Vol. I, Numbers 1-9 all Near Fine to Fine, bound in black cloth hardcover; Vol II, number in printed paper cover has front ccover loose at spine, else, VG+. SUBJECTS/CONTENTS (of the series as a whole) : A monthly periodical in Icelandic, published in Winnipeg and Gimli from 1911 to 1914 under the editorship of controversial Icelandic Unitarian minister, Reverend Magnús Skaptason, of Winnipeg. Original and translated articles, biographies, and stories relating both to Icelandic-Canadian subject matter and general topics; much biographical information on Icelandic-Canadian literary and other prominent figures as well as world figures (with illustrations from photos); article on Peace River area of Alberta in one issue; the sereis has articles on the subconscious mind, and a translation into Icelandic of Sheridan's School of Scandal; additional articles on diet and food. Kristhjanson reports (hand written notes) that the publisher was so impoverished during one period during his work with the journal, he was compelled to reduce his food bill to ten cents per day. Referenced in Hjartar, p. 33 and 73. Rare and early Icelandic-Canadian periodical. Bookseller Inventory # 35336

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