June 20th, 2012 by Laura Wasowicz
Mortimer, Favell Lee. Iu Pitabun. Boston: American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, 1844.
This is an extremely rare Chippewa language translation of Favell Lee Mortimer’s adaptation of Bible stories. It was formerly owned by renowned Americana collector George Brinley (1817-1875), whose collection was sold off in a series of auctions after his death. This copy will be joining nearly 300 Brinley titles that AAS acquired at the auctions with money provided by Brinley’s will. From Swann Auction House via Joseph Felcone.