Boston & London: Ginn & Company, 1901. xxv,384pp. Quarto. Original green cloth, spine label lacking. Bookplate of John Lawson on front pastedown. Cloth lightly worn and lightly discolored on front cover. Internally near fine. Very good. Item #WRCAM39725
The foundational Inuit grammar, by the Jesuit scholar and missionary, Father Francis Barnum (1849-1921). Barnum's work analyses the Inuit dialect spoken along the coast of Alaska, "from Nushagak up by the mouth of the Kuskokwim River, and through the great interfluvial tract between that river and the Yukon; also throughout the Yukon delta, and finally around the coast to St. Michael's Island in Norton Sound." The work also contains native stories, ethnological remarks, and definitions of certain Inuit terms.