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Publisher: London: Soceity for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge:
Seller ID: 25305
Condition: FAIR to GOOD. Minor wear to extremities. Fep missing. Pages clean except for child's scrawl in pencil to one page. Spine cloth split half-way up one side. Spine lettering worn. Cloth to front cover has small blotches. Binding is sound.
1913. Grey-blue cloth hardcover. No DJ. Decorative black stamping and lettering. 209pp. Hordern was Bishop of Mosonee, ON mid-19th century. The book begins with this statement: "The Indians possess no written characters of their own, and their only mode of communicating with each other, except verbally, before they received instruction from European Missionaries, was by means of rude hieroglyphic symbols…" This work represents an early attempt to capture the Cree language using standard grammatical categories. Collectors. View more info