London: Printed for the British and Foreign Bible Society, 1861-2.
First edition. [iv], 855; [iv] 292 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original brown calf, spine titled in gilt, board edges tooled in blind. Ticket of Watkins, Binder. Original spine (rubbed) laid down, some minor foxing. Very good plus. Darlow & Moule 3130; Lande S194; Pilling, Algonquian 339; Peel 185 “a co-operative effort by the missionary group at Rossville”; TPL, Supplement, 5995. Item #230928
The distinctive Cree Syllabary was invented in 1841 by Wesleyan missionary James Evans. Darlow & Moule note that this translation into Western Cree was prepared “by W. Mason, assisted by his wife, Sophia Mason, H. Steinhauer (an Indian pastor), J. Sinclair (a half-breed), and others.”
“This work is the first complete Bible to be published in a North American Indian language after Eliot’s Massachusetts Bible of 1663” (Lande).
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