Portions of the Holy Scripture for the use of the Esquimaux on the northern and eastern shores of Hudson's Bay
by Peck, Edmund, Missionary to the Eskimaux
[London]: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1878. 16mo, pp. , 93, ; later blue cloth, gilt-lettered spine; very good. An Ayer Linguistics duplicate with a Newberry release stamp on the front pastedown, and a call number in gilt on the spine. Contains portions of the Gospel of John, Romans, Corinthians, Epistles of John, Revelation, scattered verses, the Creed, the Ten Commandments, the Lord's Prayer, and the Benediction in the Inuktitut dialect. Pilling, Proof-sheets, 2926: "In syllabic characters, similar to those used in the publications of the Cree language." Pilling, Eskimo, p. 72: "The first publication in the Eskimo language in which the syllabic characters were used."
(Inventory #: 49552)
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