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Lot 0219
Author: Mathevet, Jean Claude
Title: Ka Titc Jezos Teeniminang Ondaje Aking Enansinaikatek Masinaigan Ki Ojitogoban Kaiat Pbejik Ka-Chrisnactageng Daje Mekatewikonaietc...Vie De Notre-Seigneur Jesust
Place Published: Monteal [sic]
Publisher:J.M. Valois
Date Published: 1892

xi, [1],384pp. (12mo) 15.3x9.7 cm (6x3¾”), black pebbled cloth, gilt spine title. Second Edition.

An early state of the second edition of this work, with "Montreal" misspelled on the titlepage.  The life of Jesus rendered in the Nipissing dialect, a derivative of Algonquin.  Originally published in 1861 as Tebeniminang Jezos, Ondaje Aking, this work had been attributed to the missionary and accomplished linguist, Jean-Andre Cuoq, who wrote the preface to this edition.  Cuoq, however, informed Pilling that Mathevet was the actual author.  Jean Claude Mathevet (1717-81) was a missionary at the Lake of Two Mountains, now Oka, on the Ottawa River near Montreal.  His Algonquin name was "Wakwi," and along with his work in that language he composed prayers, sermons, and grammars in the Iroquois language.


Front hinge starting; browning to page edges; very good.

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The life of Jesus in the Nipissing dialect

Estimate $200 - $300Aug 23, 2018
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