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												Ontario Fraktur: A Pennsylvania-German Folk Tradition in Early Canada by  Michael S Bird
	 - 1st Edition
			 - 1977
		 - from Companion Books (SKU: 049107)

Ontario Fraktur: A Pennsylvania-German Folk Tradition in Early Canada

												Ontario Fraktur: A Pennsylvania-German Folk Tradition in Early Canada by  Michael S Bird
	 - 1st Edition
			 - 1977
		 - from Companion Books (SKU: 049107)
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Ontario Fraktur: A Pennsylvania-German Folk Tradition in Early Canada

by Bird, Michael S

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0919880088
ISBN 13
9780919880085
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Toronto: M.F. Feheley, 1977. Book. Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Previous owner's birthday inscription penned to half-title, minor shelf rubbing to the corners, half-inch tear to jacket rear top right corner, small chip to front top left corner, little wear besides. Text is clean. Jacket in new Brodart for preservation. 'This is the first serious study done in Canada of Fraktur, a rich tradition of folk art having its beginnings in Medieval Europe and brought to North America by Germanic settlers fleeing religious persecution. The art of manuscript illumination attained its most exuberant form of expression among the Germanic communities of Pennsylvania in the 18th and 19th centuries. [The author] examines in detail the major teaching groups who practised at that time and discusses the tradition as it appears in the three founding Mennonite communities in southern Ontario - the Niagara Peninsula, Markham Township and Waterloo County. Further aspects explored are the calligraphic and pictorial elements of Fraktur, its major decorative uses, and a consideration of Fraktur as religious art. With its 242 illustrations, many in full colour, this book presents a treasury of beautiful images that will delight.' Illustrated. 144 pages. Oblong, 9.75 x 8.5 inches..

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Bookseller’s Inventory #
049107
Title
Ontario Fraktur: A Pennsylvania-German Folk Tradition in Early Canada
Author
Bird, Michael S
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
Good
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0919880088
ISBN 13
9780919880085
Publisher
M.F. Feheley
Place of Publication
Toronto
Date Published
1977
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8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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