Lot 92 of 703:
Catechism in Chippewa dialect of Algonquin  

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Jesus Od Ijitwawin. A Short Catechism of the Christian Doctrine in the Otchipwe Language.


St. Louis

B. Herder



103 pp. Frontispiece portrait.  (12mo) 13.9x8.6 cm (5½x3½”), quarter leather over 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.

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Front joint cracked; wear to covers and spine; interior very good.

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