Titre : Saga Íslendinga í Vesturheimi [Story of the ...
Volumes I to III only offered here. PUBLISHER: Volumes 1, 4 and 5 were published in Reykjavík, Iceland by Bókútgáva Menningarsjóðs; Vol. 2. and 3 were published in Winnipeg, Canada by ÞjóðrÆknisfélag Íslendinga í Vesturheimi, 1940-1953. DESCRIPTION: 3 of 5 volumes only offered here, namely vols. I, II, III. Pagination thus for 5 vol. (xv, , 253 ; xvi, 347 ; x, 407,  map; viii, 423 ; viii, 480 p.) 23 cm. All in VG condition or better in cloth hardcover; vol. II and III have VG+ and Good dust jackets respectively. Þorsteinn Þ. Þorsteinsson, 1879-1955, edited vols. 1., 2. and 3; Tryggvi J. Oleson edited vols. 4.and 5 (the latter not offered here). SUBJECTS : A seminal work on the history of emigration of Icelanders to North America, particularly Canada. Volumes 1-3 deal with Icelandic settlement in western Canada. Biography, Genealogy, Icelandic-Canadians/Americans; North America/Norður Ameríka; Saga; Reference; Land settlement ; Prairie Provinces--History. Add. Entry : Tryggvi J. Oleson 1912-1963. The editor, Þorsteinn Þ. Þorsteinsson, was a noted Icelandic-Canadian poet, editor, short story writer and writer of Icelandic-Canadian historical works. He lived in Winnipeg (source: Einarsson, History of Icelandic Prose Writers, pp. 247-8). His works have been repeatedly re-published in Iceland. The second editor, Tryggvi J. Oleson 1912-1963, was a history professor at the University of Manitoba and an author; he personally wrote the section on the Icelandic emigrants who settled in Winnipeg. Referenced in Hjartar, page 50. At time of cataloguing, few listing of complete sets on Amicus; Peel (3rd Ed.), #7429. Rare in complete or nearly complete set - the volumes published in Iceland in particular are rarely encountered. N° de réf. du libraire 32518
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