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A prayer book, in the language of the Six Nations of Indians containing the morning and evening service, the litany, catechism, some of the collects, and the prayers and thanksgivings upon several occasions, in the book of common prayer..
New York: Swords, Stanford, & Co, 1837. 12mo, pp. 168; original brown cloth, gilt title direct on upper cover, text in Oneida; spine faded, light spotting to cover and textblock, very good. An Ayer Linguistic duplicate, with release stamp on upper pastedown. With the ownership stamp of the American ethnologist and linguist James C. Pilling at the top front free endpaper. "A translation, ostensibly in Oneida, of the English Prayer Book... but this translation, though intelligible to the people of his charge, is not written in pure Oneida, nor indeed in any dialect ever spoken by the Six Nations" (Pilling). Pilling, Proof-sheets 998; Pilling, Iroquoian p. 53.
      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
Last Found On: 2016-09-25           Check availability:      Biblio    

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