Ljóð og Saga [Poems and Stories] [Two Volumes, Published in 1923 and 1927 Respectively (with Different Content in each)

Stefánsson, Jón, 1861-1939

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Title: Ljóđ og Saga [Poems and Stories] [Two ...


Two books in one - includes 1923 plus 1927 books bound together as a single book. NOTE: this is not a packaging of two different editions of a single work; it constitutes two separate books, with different content in each, even though the author and title are the same - i.e., two distinctive volumes. CONDITION : Very Good in half simulated leather and black paper-over-boards (hardcover). Includes illustration from photo (author's portrait) with tissue guard for both 1923 and 1927 editions. PUBLISHER of 1923 work: Winnipeg: Columbia Press, 1923; publisher of the 1927 work: Winnipeg: The City Printing and Publishing Company, 1927. DESCRIPTION: 220, [3] pages AND 137 [1] pages respectively; 23 cm. SUBJECTS: Poetry/Ljóð; Stories/Prose/Fiction/Smásögur; Icelandic-Canadian Literature; Icelandic Literature/Íslenskar bókmenntir. AUTHOR BIO : The author, Jón Stefánsson, was a pioneer of the Icelandic settlement in Manitoba, living first at Gimli, Manitoba, then at Steep Rock, Manitoba - where he engaged in farming, fishing and writing. Considerable Canadian content in 1923 work: includes a toast to New Iceland, a poem about Stephan G. Stephansson, two poems on New Iceland (i.e., in Manitoba), poem about Selkirk (a town in Manitob) a poem on Gimli, a poem about an individual in Gimli, etc. Also considerable Canadian content in second book of 1927, e.g., toast to settlers at 50th anniv. of settlement in Gimli; poem re Icelandic cultural preservation in Canada; poem about resident of Betel home in Gimli, and novel/novella portion is set in Canada. Referenced in Hjartar, page 29. Hjartar states that this book differs from same-named publication of 1927 - the content is different, as are the number of pages, and the two volumes are published by (at least nominally) different publishing houses in Winnipeg. At time of cataloguing, only two listings on Amicus; not in Peel (3rd Ed.). Bookseller Inventory # 32459

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