A Critical Hisory of The Red River Inserruction After Official Documents and Non-Catholic Sources

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Morice, A.G. [Adrien-Gabriel]

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Morice, A.G. [Adrien-Gabriel]. A Critical Hisory of The Red River Inserruction After Official Documents and Non-Catholic Sources. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Canadian Publishers, 1935. First edition. pp. 375. Royal 8vo. Bound in 3/4 leather over pebbled boards; gilt rules and lettering to spine, speckled foredges. Black and white photographs, illustrations. Light rubbing to extremities, ink name, date and a rather long personal note to front endpapers, newspaper article pasted to the rear pastdown. Inscription to the top margin of page 35 (unaffecting text). The reminder of the text-block remains very clean and unmarked with tight, sound binding. A very nice presentation. Overall, very good+. Please see Peel (3) 583. Adrien-Gabriel Morice was a noted French-Canadian Catholic missionary, anthropologist, linguist and in later life a historian. Belonging to the Oblates of Mary Immaculate he served as a missionary in the B.C. interior amongst the Carrier peoples where he was instrumental to the development of a syllabic first writing system for Carrier, the Carrier syllabary, by making a radical adaptation of the Cree syllabics. Morice River, Morice Lake, Morice Range, Camp Morice (Fort Saint James), and Moricetown – all located in the Bulkley region of northwest British Columbia, are named in honour of Morice. Leather Bound. (#300) $150.00