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

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

Edition: First edition.

Toronto: M.F. Fehely, 1977. Oblong octavo, black cloth, red endpapers. 144 pp, numerous illustrations in colour and b&w, indexed. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has some rubbing, generally VG otherwise. "This is the first serious study done in Canada of Fraktur, a rich tradition of folk art having its beginnings in Medieval Erope and brought to North America by Germanic settlers fleeing religious persecution... Michael Bird examines in detail the majhor 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." - jacket.

Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

Book ID: 25199
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