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Katolik ayamihewimasinahigan nehiyawewinik. Livre de Pières en langue crise
Moniyak [i.e. Montreal]: C. O. Beauchemin & fils, 1886. First edition, 16mo, pp. 295; bound with, as issued (but also separately published), Petit manuel pour apprendre à lire la langue crise. Small manual to learn the reading in the Cree language, Montreal, 1886, pp. 43, [1]; both titles with wood-engraved illustrations throughout, the second with the Cree alphabet, spelling exercises, a vocabulary in triple column, and useful phrases in Cree; together in original green cloth, gilt-lettered direct on spine, edges stained red; old library accession numbers in gilt at the bottom on the spine, all else very good. An Ayer Linguistic duplicate, with a Newberry bookplate and a release stamp on the front pastedown. The text, in Roman characters throughout, and, except the headings, which are in French, and except pages 7-11, which are in French and Cree, is entirely in Cree; and the woodcut illustrations of the Stations of the Cross on pp. 42-68 have the captions in French and Ojibwa. A collection of prayers and hymns used by Roman Catholics, with a catechism and instructional texts. Pilling, Algonquin, p. 284.
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