A dictionary of the Otchipwe language, explained in English...A new edition, by a missionary of the Oblates
by Baraga, [Frederic]
Montreal: Beauchemin & Valois, 1878. 2 volumes, 12mo, pp. , 301, ; viii, 422; text in double column, contemporary half green morocco over marbled boards, gilt-decorated spine in 6 compartments, gilt lettering direct in 2, t.e.g.; edges rubbed and worn, corners bumped, front free endpaper, flyleaf and half-title page in volume I are loose (but present), and flyleaves of volume II are loosening; all else good and sound. An Ayer Linguistics duplicate with an Ayer accession sticker on the rear pastedown, a presentation Ayer bookplate on the front pastedown, and a Newberrey release stamp underneath. The first edition was published in 1853, and this later edition was published in two separate volumes. Pilling credits Baraga as one of the foremost contributors to the study of Algonquian languages, and states that Baraga's grammar and dictionary are "perhaps the most important contribution to Indian philology made hitherto." Pilling, Proof-sheets 250 & 251; Pilling, Algonquian p. 28;.
(Inventory #: 49430)
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