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Liturgiit Upvalo: Tuksiarutsit, Imgerutillo Kujalitiksat Nertordlerutiksallo, Atoraksat Illagektunut Labradoremetunut. [Liturgy and the Following: Hymns, Takke and Praise Songs for the Use in the Labrador Churches [ASSOCIATION COPY, SCARCE]
Gustav Winter, Stolpen [Germany] 1867 - From the personal collection of W. D. Vincent [bibliophile], with his bookplate. This copy belonged to his brother, Lyle Vincent, Signed "Lyle Vincent / Hebron / Labrador / Aug 12, / 1892" on the front free endpaper. In the summer of 1892, Lyle Vincent, W. D. Vincent, and Ralph Taber procured a small schooner called the "Evelena", for the purpose of going to Labrador to recruit Inuit [Eskimo] to bring back to Chicago, to form a "human ethnic exhibit" at the World's Columbian Exposition {Chicago's World Fair} which would open the following Spring. They brought back with them 59 Inuit from Rigolet, Davis Inlet, Hamilton Inlet, and other Northern reaches, representing an ancient race unsullied by civilization. Lyle kept a log inside the front cover of this book, beginning Sunday June 12th in Macon, MO. to Sunday Oct. 9 Sonora, St. Mary's River, N.S, with their final destination on the Evelina being in Boston in the Fall of 1892. SCARCE, with only one copy showing worldwide in OCLC [Denmark]. iv, 278pp, bound in brown textured cloth, with binding and hinges tight. Written in Inuttitut or Inuttut, a Canadian dialect of Inuktitut, once spoken by the Labrador Inuit people in Northern Labrador. The language has a writing system created by the German Missionaries of the Moravian Church in Greenland in the 1700's. The upper backstrip over the spine is chewed, Interior in Very Good Condition. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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