Lot 54 of 541:
Jesus od Ijitwawin. A Catechism in the Otchipwe Language, 1884  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$270
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Jesus od Ijitwawin. A Short Catechism of the Christian Doctrine in the Otchipwe Language.
Author:
Place:
St. Louis
Publisher:
B. Herder
Date:
1884
Description:

103 pp. 14x9 cm (5½x3¾"), leather backed marbled boards. 

A catechism entirely in the Chippewa dialect of the Algonquin language. The format is in a question-and-answer style. "Father Gafron writes me that he was prevented by circumstances from reading the proof of this work, and that it contains many typographic errors" - Pilling. An errata list would be published in 1884. Father John Gafron was a Prussian-born missionary who worked with the Chippewa in Nebraska before moving to Wisconsin. Ayer Indian Linguistics (Chippewa) 55. Pilling Algonquian, p.198.

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Condition:
Front board detached, rear board nearly detached, wear and soiling to boards, rubbing to extremities, insides clean; worthy of restoration.
 
Item number:
274149
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