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Aleutian Indian And English Dictionary. Common Words In The Dialects Of The Aleutian
 Indian Language As Spoken By Oogashik, Egashik, Egegik, Anangashuk And Misremih Tribes Around Sulima River And Neighboring Parts Of The Alaska Peninsula LEE, CHARLES A. [COMPILED BY]

Aleutian Indian And English Dictionary. Common Words In The Dialects Of The Aleutian Indian Language As Spoken By Oogashik, Egashik, Egegik, Anangashuk And Misremih Tribes Around Sulima River And Neighboring Parts Of The Alaska Peninsula

LEE, CHARLES A. [COMPILED BY]

Other works by LEE, CHARLES A.

Publication: Published for Lowman & Hanford Stationery & Printing Co, 1896, Seattle

First edition. 24mo. 5 1/2" x 3 3/4" pictorial wrappers, 23 pp., preface, appendix. First edition of this scarce and important early travelers dictionary intended not only for those making leisure trips to Alaska, but primarily whalers and sealers, as the listed tribes at the end of the 19th-Century did not have a written language. This dictionary which included a number of obscure words for food stuffs, daily items, and even numbers and currency conversions from the Russian ruble, also identified 80-90 Russian loanwords which had been adapted by the Native Americans in the Aleutians. Light evidence of a few fold creases, small cellophane tape repair on verso of front cover's fore-edge, two small chips to bottom edges of front cover, else a clean very good copy.

Inventory Number: 49347

$550.00