Titre : Austur í blámóđu Fjalla [East into the Blue ...
PUBLISHER: Winnipeg : Prentsmiðja Ólafs S. Thorgeirssonar, 1917. DESCRIPTION: 339 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 20 cm. This is in effect the first of two volumes - this volume published in Winnipeg but dealing with American subject matter. NOTES: "Með tólf myndum". SUBJECTS: Iceland--Description and travel; New York (State)--History; Islande--Descriptions et voyages; New York (État)--Histoire. The author was born at Bessahlaðir in Öxnadalur in Northern Iceland in 1878, son of Kristján Jónasson and Guðbjörg Thorsteinsdóttir, emigrated to Canada in 1901, followed by widowed mother and siblings in 1906, took a homestead at Mozart, Sask. in 1906, but returned to Winnipeg and became a very successful building contractor in partnership with his brother Friðrik, suffered ill health in latter years and died in Hollywood, bequeathed a very large estate (totaling about $108,000.00) mostly to Iceland to establish a chair in Science and Chemistry at the University of Iceland and a home for disadvantaged children in Eyjafjörður, also for reforestation in Iceland, but also $20,000.00 to the U of Manitoba), wrote several books in both Icelandic and English. Very Good+ in blue cloth with gilt map on front cover and gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Reference in Hjartar, page 9. One listing only on Amicus; not in Peel (3rd Ed.). N° de réf. du libraire 32678
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