Cincinnati. 1858. 224pp. 12mo. Original blind-stamped cloth. Binding rubbed and worn, chipped at head of spine. Hinges cracked. Titlepage and p.3 chipped at fore-edge, with no loss of text. Dampstained and tanned. A fair copy. Item #WRCAM29114
Second American edition of this volume of sermons in the Chippewa (Ojibwa) language, preached by the pioneering missionary, Father Frederic Baraga. Baraga had a long and productive career, including thirty-three years among the Chippewas. "Contains the epistles and gospels for Sunday and holy days. It is a short history of the old and new testament" - Pilling, ALGONQUIAN. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 262. PILLING, ALGONQUIAN, p.27. AYER INDIAN LINGUISTICS (CHIPPEWA) 12.