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;. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: A dictionary of the Otchipwe language, ...
Publisher: Beauchemin & Valois
Publication Date: 1878
Book Description Montreal. /1880., 1878. Two volumes bound in one. ,301,,viii,422pp. printed in double columns. Contemporary three-quarter calf and cloth covered boards, spine gilt. Spine rubbed and worn, with a crack along upper portion of rear joint. Hinges reinforced. Slight stain along top edge, not affecting text. Very good. Baraga's lexicographical masterpiece, still the preferred reference work on the subject. Here the two volumes, published separately, have been bound together. It was among the Indians of Michigan and the adjacent areas that Father Frederic Baraga served as a missionary beginning in 1831. Though in 1853 he was consecrated bishop of Upper Michigan, he continued his hands-on work among the natives until his death in 1868, making a study of the Chippewa (a.k.a. Ojibwa) language and producing, in addition to this dictionary, a grammar, a catechism, a volume of sermons, and a volume of devotional meditations. Pilling ALGONQUIAN calls Baraga's dictionary, coupled with his Ojibwa grammar, "perhaps the most important contribution to Indian philology made hitherto." AYER INDIAN LINGUISTICS (CHIPPEWA) 6. PILLING, ALGONQUIAN, p.28. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 250, 251. Seller Inventory # WRCAM 29107