Sá ég svani : Barnabók [I Saw Swans : A Children's Book of Poems - illustrated]

Johnson, Jakobína, 1883-1977 [teiknari Tryggvi Magnússon]

Used / Quantity Available: 1
From Jim Anderson Books (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
Price: Ł 283.91
Convert Currency
Shipping: Ł 8.39
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details

Title: Sá ég svani : Barnabók [I Saw Swans : A ...

Illustrator: Tryggvi Magnusson

Signed: Signed by Author


Foreign Canadiana/Americana. PUBLISHER: Reykjavík : Þórhallur Bjarnason, 1942. DESCRIPTION: 39 p. ; 18 cm. Some minor edgewear to covers, a few mild inkstains, still Very Good in rillustrated card covers; Illustrated throughout by Trygvi Magnusson (a leading Icelandic artist) with drawings intended to appeal to children. Magnússon was one of Iceland s best known illustrators in the 20th century and drew the Icelandic Coat of Arms, illustrated the Christmas verses of poet Jóhannes úr Kötlum and he was a cartoonist for the review Spegillinn. He left behind a great number of drawings which arel now be preserved at The National and University Library of Iceland. Gift inscription (in Icelandic) signed by author on half title page. SUBJECTS: Poetry/Ljóð; Children's poems; Icelandic-Canadian/American literature; Icelandic literature/Íslenskar bókmenntir; art; drawings . The author, the daughter of Icelandic-Canadian poet Sigurbjorn Johannsson, moved from Iceland to Argyle, Manitoba in 1899 when she was six years of age; she grew up in this Canadian town and taught school for some time in Manitoba; she later moved to Seattle. Scholars consider her an accomplished poet and translator - see for example Richard Beck's History of Icelandic Poets, Cornell University Press, 1950, pp 236-8. Scholars consider her both a Canadian and American icelandic writer. Watson Kirkonnell, for example, includes her work in his book, Canadian Overtones, He states, on p. 45, that she was "the author not only of much very fine original verse but of many verse translations from Icelandic into English". Referenced in Hjartar, p. 60. Bookseller Inventory # 36280

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • Check
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Bookseller a Question]

Bookseller: Jim Anderson Books
Address: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: 26 March 1998
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Terms of Sale:

We accept payments by cheque or international money order payable to Jim Anderson. Visa/Mastercard payments accepted through Abebooks secure server only. Shipping charges: Canada - Surface US$7.50, Air US$15.00; USA - Surface US$7.50,Air US$15.00; International - Surface US$12.00; Air$25.00. These rates are based on the cost for shipping an average hardcover novel. If the book you order is larger and heavier than this, we may contact you regarding an additional shipping cost to cover the actual ...

[More Information]

Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG (this is the size and weight of an average hardcover novel). If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

Store Description: Internet/mail-order bookseller in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. In-store Visit by invitation.