Vestan um haf : smávegis um Ameríku og landa vestra [From the West Over the Ocean: About America [including canada] and Our Compatriots in the west]]

Jónsson, Magnús 1887-1958

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Title: Vestan um haf : smávegis um Ameríku og landa...


Publisher/Imprint Reykjavík : [s.n.], 1916. Descr. 110 p. ; 18 cm. Closed tears and chips to spine, chips to corners of front pael of wraps and a few pages, but no loss of text, unopened (i.e., uncut at top page edges). Overall Good+ to VG in printed paper covers. Subjects: New Iceland (Manitoba); Canada/Kanada; Ameríka; Norður Ameríka; Vestur Íslendingar ; Landnám ; Samfélagsmyndun. The author was a Pastor in Iceland. Text is from lectures (about Icelandic-Canadian settleres) delivered in northwestern Iceland. See p. 8 for description of hardships facing the settleres in New Iceland, Manitoba, Canada; on p. 11 he discusses the two major Icelandic-Canadian newspaspers of his era. Author was an Icelandic pastor and scholar, who visited Canada and knew the Canadian Icelandic community. Referenced in Hjartar, p. 63. At time of cataloguing, not listed in Amicus; not in Peel (3rd Ed.). Bookseller Inventory # 32368

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