Titre : Aldamót [Turn of the Century]: gefið út af ...
A nearly complete set of 12 Volumes, 1891-1899 and 1901-1903 (only the vol. for 1900 missing). A North American Icelandic periodical, notwithstanding the fact that for part of the period of its publication, it was published in Iceland. Focused almost exclusively on North American Icelandic church, literary and cultural matters, it was published sequentially in Reykjavik (1891-97), then Winnipeg (1898-1903). Published by the Evangelical [Icelandic] Lutheran Church of North America; Gefið út af prestum Hins. ev. lút. kirkjufélags Íslendinga í Vesturheimi. DESCRIPTION : The volumes for 1891-1922 are both in VG condition bound in one quarter leather and marbled paper-over-boards (hardcover); The volume for 1893 has text block split at various places but stitching holding, otherwise VG in original wraps; the volume for 1894 has front cover of wraps missing and text block split, otherwise VG; volumes for 1895-1897 are all in fine condition bount in VG+ half leather and black cloth (hardcover); the volume for 1898 is wraps loose from text block and spine chipped, otherwise VG+ in original wraps; volume for 1899 is VG in original wraps; vol for 1901 was missing the last 6 leaves of text (pp. 163-173) but these missing pages have been supplied in place in photocopied format and have been professionally bound in, otherwiseNear fine in half brown cloth and pebbled maroon cloth (hardcover); the volume for 1902 is Very Good+ in maroon cloth hardcover; the volume for 1903 has front cover loose from tgext block, this volume is otherwise VG. The volumes vary in no. of pages, from about 140 to 175 pp. each. SUBJECTS/CONTENT: Journals/Tímarit ; Trúmál ; Vestur-Íslendingar; Lúterstrú; Icelandic-Canadians; Lutheran Church. A very early and important annual Icelandic-Canadian/American Lutheran theological and lliterary/cultural periodical. Devoted entirely to North American affairs notwithstanding the fact it was published in Iceland for part of its existance. It was edited by a noted Icelandic-Canadian Lutheran clergyman and writer, Friðrik J.Bergmann, who grew noticeably more liberal in his religious views during this period. This journal featured addresses delivered at annual meetings of the North American Icelandic Lutheran Synod (whose headquarters were in Winnipeg); articles on religion and morality. Includes a section on book reviews. Kristjanson and Einarsson praise the editor's literary abilities as an essayist (see for example Einarsson, History of Icelandic Prose Writers, p. 236). Rev. Jon Bjarnason of Winnipeg, a key figure in North American Icelandic religious and cultural matters, was a frequent contributor to this annual periodical. At time of cataloguing, a few scattered volumes only on AMICUS; not in Peel; Not listed at Cornell. Rare indeed. N° de réf. du libraire 39205
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