Ljóðmæli : (1866-1892)/[Poems (1866-1892)] Second (2nd) Edition, enlarged/2. útg., Aukin

Ólafsson, Jón 1850-1916 (editor/ritstjóri]

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Title: Ljóđmćli : (1866-1892)/[Poems (1866-1892)] ...

Edition: Second Edition, Enlarged


PUBLISHER: Winnipeg : Heimskringla, 1892. DESCRIPTION: 180 pages, plate/mbl.; minor fading to red cloth covers; original frontis page containing illus. from photo of author is missing and has been supplied (leaf laid in) from photocopy of this original page, from another copy of this book). Otherwise, the book is, overall, in VG condition. 15 cm. Gen. note Afterward by the editor/Eftirmáli / Jón Ólafsson: p. 173-174. CONTENTS/SUBJECT: significant Canadian content - listed as Canadiana on Amicus; Afterward by editor was written in Winnipeg; Poems/Ljóð, Icelandic Literature/Íslenskar bókmenntir; Meðal efnis: þýdd ljóð: Ólyfjanið ; Umskifti / Heine. - Dagdómarinn / H.C. Andersen. - "Omne tulit punctum" / Wessel. - Meðal blóma ; Hún elskar mig ; Afbragðið / Janson. - "Æ, hvað viltu meir?" / Aarestrup. Org. Vers. Note First ed. published in 1877/1. útg. 1877 bar titilinn: Söngvar og kvæði. Add.Entry Heine, Heinrich, 1797-1856; Andersen, H. C., 1805-1875; Kristiansen, Kristian, 1909-; Janson, H. W. (Horst Woldemar), 1913-; Aarestrup, Emil, 1800-1856. EDITOR BIO : the editor, a journalist, poet and writer, was one of the earliest Icelandic immigrants to North America. He led a delegation to Alaska to determine its suitability for an Icelandic settlement and edited the prestigious Icelandic-Canadian newspaper Logberg in Winnipeg for two years, in 1892-1894 - and later he edited the other major Icelandic-Canadian newspaper, Heimskringla (source: Kristiansson). Referenced in Hjartar, p. 28. At time of cataloguing, three locations listed on Amicus; not in Peel (3rd Ed.). An early and hard to find example of Icelandic-Canadian literature. Bookseller Inventory # 32612

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