Father Aubery's FRENCH ABENAKI DICTIONARY

Aubery, Father Joseph; ENGLISH TRANSLATION by Stephen Laurent; Coordinated by Charles R. Huntoon

Published by Chisholm Bros., Portland, Maine, 1995
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Father Aubery's FRENCH ABENAKI DICTIONARY, by Father Joseph Aubery and ENGLISH TRANSLATION by Stephen Laurent; Coordinated by Charles R. Huntoon- 1995- Chisholm Bros., Portland, Maine- FIRST EDITION THUS- This is NOT an ex-library book- BINDING is bright red HARDCOVER with titles in bright GOLD on cover and spine; binding and text are very neat, clean and solid in FINE condition with NO extraneous writings or bookplates. The book appears unread. Overall, an EXCELLENT COLLECTOR COPY of an UNCOMMON WORK originally compiled in the 1700s by FATHER JOSEPH AUBERY who was in charge of the ABENAKI REDUCTION at ST. FRANCOIS for 46 years and where he died in 1755. 'This original work is at ODANAK, QUEBEC. However, the ORIGINAL TEXT had deteriorated to the extent that the work was only partly legible. In 1898 Father MICHAEL C. O'BRIEN made a HAND-WRITTEN COPY of Aubery's dictionary while it was still LEGIBLE, at Odanak, and donated it to the MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY were it has been WELL CARED for, though UNRECOGNIZED for many years.STEPHEN LAURENT, son of Joseph Laurent, CHIEF of the INDIAN VILLAGE at ODANAK on the St. Francis River in Quebec, has TRANSLATED Father O'Brien's copy of Aubery's FRENCH to ABENAKI DICTIONARY into ENGLISH and in the process has ADDED the ETYMOLOGY of most WORDS and PHRASES; all in all a MONUMENTAL TASK. This work attempts to SAVE something SUBSTANTIAL of the ABENAKI (Wabanaki-Dawn Indians) LANGUAGE for future students to understand a bit of human history.' 528 pages with over 7,000 TERMS clearly DEFINED and EXPLAINED with GRAMMAR and PUNCTUATION. Overall, an EXCELLENT COLLECTOR COPY of an UNCOMMON WORK. Bookseller Inventory # BK15031764

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Title: Father Aubery's FRENCH ABENAKI DICTIONARY

Publisher: Chisholm Bros., Portland, Maine

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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