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." 12mo (16 cm; 6.25"). 140 pp. 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. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Tan Teladakadidjik Apostalewidjik. [Then in ...
Publisher: Pr. for the British & Foreign Bible Society, by Isaac Pitman
Publication Date: 1863
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