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Presbyterian Board of Home Missions and Friends - Menaul, John - 1879. 
Laguna Mission, March 1, Laguna, Valencia Co., New Mexico 1879 - 16mo, pp. 20; uncut and unopened; self-wrappers, stitched, as issued; very good. An Ayer Linguistic duplicate with a Newberry release stamp at the bottom of the last page. This is the third annual report of the Laguna Mission. OCLC reconds only the Berkeley and Newberry copies, this being a duplicate of the latter. "Presbyterian missionary John Menaul was New Mexico's premier publisher of bilingual works. He got his first taste of printing in Africa and put his experience to use in New Mexico beginning in1877. Following four years of work with Navajos at Fort Defiance, Arizona, he assumed a post at Laguna Pueblo, fifty miles west of Albuquerque. There he launched what has since become known as the Laguna Mission Press. Recognizing that a key element of bringing Christianity to the Pueblo people was a common language, Menaul produced educational material and religious tracts in English and Keres, the Laguna tongue. After leaving Laguna Pueblo in 1889, he settled in Albuquerque and continued to print Spanish language religious works" (from Lasting Impressions: The Private Presses of New Mexico, 2005). Graff 3354; not in Streeter (who had at least one other Laguna Mission imprint). [Attributes: Soft Cover]
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