Nov 25, 2014 - Sale 2368

Sale 2368 - Lot 10

Price Realized: $ 260
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 200 - $ 300
GOSPEL OF JOHN IN MOHAWK (AMERICAN INDIANS.) Nene Karighwiyoston Tsinihorighhoten ne Saint John / The Gospel According to Saint John. 8vo, contemporary calf, worn; lacking free endpapers and 23 internal leaves, moderate finger-soiling and wear; numerous ownership marks on pastedowns and title page, including an inked library stamp on title page. London, [1804 or 1805]

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first edition. One of 2000 copies printed, with text in English and Mohawk on facing pages. Noteworthy as the first biblical translation published by the British and Foreign Bible Society. "The translator was a young educated Mohawk, named Teyoninhokarawen, commonly called John Norton"--Sabin 49846. Darlow & Moule 6797; Pilling, Iroquoian, page 130.