LEWIS, Arthur, Rev
Title: Life and Work of the Rev. E.J. Peck Among the Eskimos. 2nd ed.
Publisher:  Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1904,
Seller ID: 65188
LEWIS, Arthur, Rev. The Life and Work of the Rev. E.J. Peck Among the Eskimos. Second Edition. London : Hodder & Stoughton, 1905. Pp 349 + portrait frontispiece, 17 leaves of plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering front and spine, gilt decoration to front. The Rev. Edmund James Peck aka Inuktitut (b. April 15, 1850, near Manchester, England – d. September 10, 1924, Ottawa) . Biography of a Church of England missionary in the Canadian North, drawn primarily from Peck's journals and other writings. While the author disavows any personal knowledge of the Arctic and its inhabitants, the text is nonetheless full of interesting and revealing detail on these points. Chapters : 1. The Early Life of E. J. Peck; 2. The Eskimos : Their Origin, Government, and Religion; 3. The Eskimos at Home and at Work; 4. Hudson's Bay; 5.Progress — Ordination; 6. Consolidation of Work; 7. Itinerations and Resul ts; 8. Gathering Fruit — Ungava; 9. Marriage - Fort George; 10. Changed Plans - Home; 11. A New Venture; 12. Daybreak in Cumberland Sound; 13 . Ploughing and Sowing; 14. A Corn of Wheat; 15. Bearing Burdens; 16. Behind the Scenes; 17. Sunshine and Rain; 18. Gathering up Fragments . With appendix on the language of the Eskimos. Illustrations: Map of the Diocese of Moosonee - An Eskimo Iglo or Snow House - Eskimo Women with Dead Seal - Eskimo Womenand Children - In a Snow Shelter Watching a Seal-Hole - Little Whale River in Summer - Eskimo Huts on Little Whale River - Eskimo Children outside Te nt - The "Alert " in Sailing Ice - The Settlement on Blacklead Island, Cumberland Sound - Cutting up a Whale - Building Blacklead Island - A Group of Eskimo Children outside Mission - A Snow-House with Tunnel-Porch Banked up - The Missionaries' Home, Blacklead Island - The Rev. E. J. Peck and First Converts, Blacklead Island - An Eskimo Building his House. Wear to spine ends and corners, spine darkened, else very good. 70.00