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Almanak fyrir árið 1905 : sem er I. ár eftir sumarauka : VI Year/[Ár [Almanac for the Year 1905 [6rd Year/6. Ár; Published by/útgefandi S.B. Benedictsson]

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PUBLISHER: Winnipeg, S. B. Benedictsson, 1904. Subject:: Literature of Canadian/American Icelanders / Vestur-Íslendingar. Add.Title Maple Leaf Almanak(?). This is one of a series of Almanaks published by S. B. Benedictson [pen name Sondahl] during the period 1900-1935, designated as years/volumes 1-7) . This volume (for 1905, may have "Maple Leaf Almanak" as a cover title (covers are wanting so this cannot be verified). Add.Entry Sigfús Benedict Benedictsson 1865-1951. 71 [1] p./s. Both covers wanting, binding separated in two locations, else Very Good in stapled wraps (softcover). CONTENTS: Includes almanac features related to the calendar year plus a description of many of the leading Iceland-Canadian/American periodicals published in Winnipeg and Gimli, Manitoba, as well as three selections from world literature translated by Margrjet Benedictsson, wife of the publisher and a leading feminist figure in western Canada; plus poems by leading Icelandic North American writers including Thorsteing Th. Thorsteinsson, Sigurdur Julius JohannessonMargrjet Benedictsson, Kainn, Guttormur G. Guttormsson, Thus, an impressive list of Icelandic North American writers contributed to this almanac in both prose and poetry. This volume of the periodical also includes advertisements with a mixture of English and Icelandic text, some of which are illustrated. A very seldom-seen and early Icelandic language annual - published from 1900 to 1905 and again in 1935. The publisher/editor Benedictsson (pen name Sondhal) was the husband of leading suffragette Margrjet Benedictsson. He was a well known Icelandic-Canadian writer (poet) and printer/publisher and pioneer of the suffragette movement, of which his wife, Margrjet was a leader. They lived in Winnipeg and Hecla Island and Selkirk, all in Manitoba, Canada. Sigfus established a printing press in Selkirk in 1898, and later in Winnipeg, and with his wife published the feminist journal Freyja, the only woman suffrage paper in Canada. Referenced in Hjjartar, pp. 41 and 73. A rare item indeed. N° de réf. du libraire 35217


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