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												Ontario Fraktur - A Pennsylvania-German Folk Tradition in Early Canada by  Michael S Bird
	 - First Edition
			 - 1977
		 - from Ainsworth Books (SKU: 18177)

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

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

by Bird, Michael S

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  • hardcover
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Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
ISBN 10
0919880088
ISBN 13
9780919880085
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Toronto, ON: M. F. Feheley Publishers. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. 0919880088 . DJ shows some wear to extremities and rubbing along spine. ; A bright solid, book, DJ in Mylar. ; 144 pages; "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. Michael Bird examines in detail the major teaching groups who practiced 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 color, this book presents a treasury of beautiful images that will delight all those with an interest in art." .

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bookseller
Ainsworth Books CA (CA)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
18177
Title
Ontario Fraktur - A Pennsylvania-German Folk Tradition in Early Canada
Author
Bird, Michael S
Illustrator
B&W and Color Photos
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0919880088
ISBN 13
9780919880085
Publisher
M. F. Feheley Publishers
Place of Publication
Toronto, ON
Date Published
1977
Keywords
0919880088, fraktur, dutch, German, pennsylvania deutsch

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