A Collection of Hymns Translated into the Dialect of the Cree Indians of ‘Western Hudson’s Bay’, Northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan

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Faries, Richard (1870-1964), (Compiled and Ed.)

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Faries, Richard (1870-1964), (Compiled and Ed.). A Collection of Hymns Translated into the Dialect of the Cree Indians of ‘Western Hudson’s Bay’, Northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan [Cover Title: Cover title: Hymns in the language of the Cree Indians.]. Toronto: The Anglican Book Centre | [Church of England in Canada], N.D. [Circa 1976]. [Reprint]. pp. vi, 97. 12mo., measuring 19 cm tall. Light green cloth over boards with gilt lettering to the spine and front board. Light bumping to the corners, contents bright, clean, and unmarked with tight, sound binding; very good+ to near fine. Text in English and Cree syllabics. Comprises of 112 hymns with Gloria Tibi and Presentation of Offerings. Each hymn has note giving details about the translator, date of translation and/or revision. Syllabics hand-drawn and then reproduced by photoduplication process. Scarce with no known extant copies of this edition available on the market at time of cataloguing. The General Synod Archives of the Anglican Church of Canada indicates two copies amongst their holdings. We also note the presence of a similar copy housed at Library and Archives Canada but published by the ‘General Board of Religious Education of the Church of England in Canada’. See OCLC #1007007160 for the LAC/BAC catalogue record. Not in Peel where it appears only in an electronic format. See Evans, Masinahikan 199, p. 72; wherein she states, “The 1954 annual report of the General Board of Religious Education, Editorial and Supplies Dept. reported on ‘books in the Cree language’ and noted that a ‘new book of hymns in Cree by Venerable R. Faries was begun and put on sale in 1954.” Evans also states that the 1954, and subsequent editions were based on “Farie’s original manuscript revised and edited under the direction of H.S. Hughes-Caley, Archdeacon of York (Keewatin).” Hardcover. (#1373) $195.00