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Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon as Spoken on Puget Sound 1891

$1,250.00

With a brief introductory history of the early encounters with the indigenous speakers, a pronunciation guide and a guide to numerals, followed by a dictionary.

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Coombs, S[amuel] F., Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon as Spoken on Puget Sound and the Northwest, with Original Indian Names for Prominent Places and Localities with Their Meanings. Historical Sketch, Etc. Seattle, Wash[ington]: Published by Lowman & Hanford Stationery & Printing Co., [1891]. First edition, 38 pages, 15 cm. Attribution of authorship and date of publication from C. W. Smith, Pacific Northwest Americana, third edition. Decorated salmon pink paper cover, with stationer-publisher’s advertisement inside front and back covers. With a brief introductory history of the early encounters with the indigenous speakers, a pronunciation guide and a guide to numerals, followed by a dictionary. Front cover slightly chipped and soiled, interior fine, with a two-staple binding.

Front cover

Title page.

Publisher’s advertisements.

First page of dictionary.

Last page of dictionary.