Montreal: Beauchemin & Valois, 1878; 1878-1880.
xi, , 422, plus large folding table; , 301, ; viii, 422pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Early half morocco and marbled paper boards, minor wear. Endpapers toned. Signed "Laurent" on the Dictionary half title and noted on the endpaper in later pencil as "Chief Joseph Laurent's copy" Pilling, Algonquin pp. 27-28. Item #325603
Bishop Baraga, an Austrian Oblate missionary, came to this country in 1830 and spent the rest of his life among the tribes in and about Michigan, dying at Marquette in 1868. His Theoretical and Practical Grammar was first published in Detroit in 1850 and his Dictionary in Cincinnati in 1853, the latter described by Pilling as "perhaps the most important contribution to Indian philology made hitherto."
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