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BINNEY, GEORGE [W.W. PERRETT; DR. S.K. HUTTON, TRANS.] - The Eskimo Book of Knowledge / Aglait Ilisimatiksat Inun Ilingnajut Rendered into the Labrador Dialect by the Reverend W.W. Perrett with the Assistance of Dr. S.K. Hutton

London, Hudson's Bay Company, 1931. Hardcover. pp. 237. 8vo in original paper-covered boards with illustrated pastedown to front board, blue lettering to front board and spine, and Hudson's Bay Company flag to rear board. Map endpapers. Photographic frontispiece, black and white photos. Spine slant, some scuffing, top of spine torn and repaired, half-title coming away from binding at gutter, contents clean, binding remains tight. Dual language text. A condescending colonialist treatise containing "information useful to the Labrador and other Canadian Eskimos, in adjusting to the white man's administration; includes sections on the British Empire, health, and work (trapping, handicrafts, etc.)" - Arctic Bibliography 1569. Scarce. Provenance: ink inscription reads "Gordon Tennet Donator/ III : MCMLXVI .. / ex Libris Dermot F Collis": likely the Collis who was translator of "Ulirnaisigutiit: An Inuktitut-English Dictionary of Northern Quebec, Labrador and Eastern Arctic Dialects".
USD 300.00 [Appr.: EURO 251 | £UK 216.25 | JPą 32500] Book number 049694

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