1863 · Bath
First edition of The Acts of the Apostles translated into Micmac, here in Pitman's phonetic alphabet. Isaac Pitman, the inventor of Pitman's shorthand writing system, was an advocate of a universal phonetic alphabet and printed several books of the Bible in Micmac using his alphabet. The translation used was Silas Rand's.
=> As plain as the binding may be, it has a binder's ticket: "Watkins Binder.
Banks, p. 94; Pilling, Algonquian, p. 421; Darlow & Moule 6786; Newberry Library, Ayer Collection, Micmac 11; Pilling, Proof-Sheets, 3181g; Evans, Masinahikan, 519; Sabin 67763; Lande S195. Original sprinkled sheep, significant loss of leather at spine and one area of abrasion on rear board. Otherwise, very clean. (Inventory #: 36317)