[Cherokee New Testament]. Cherokee language printing.
[Cherokee New Testament].

[Cherokee New Testament].

1860. New York: American Bible Society, 1860.

8vo, 408 pp. Printed in two columns. Original blind-stamped leather boards, backstrip lettered in gilt. Boards considerably rubbed, backstrip faded, foot chipped, upper joint cracking. Endpapers removed, staining and toning, doodles on the insides of the boards and a few messy notes suggesting an early reader practicing the Cherokee script.

§ The first complete edition of the New Testament in Cherokee. "Revised by C.C.Torrey. Though dated 1860, the book was not actually published till 1861 or 1862." Darlow and Moule II.i. 2448. A worn copy of an important work with some limited evidence of an early reader. The translation and circulation of the Bible in Cherokee has played a significant role in the study of the Cherokee language and in the education of new learners since the efforts of the first translators in 1824. (See the Cherokee Bible Project online). Item #124763

Price: $1,000.00

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