Pikin Spelle en leri-beokoe vo da evangelische broedel-gemeente. Paramaribo, 1849.
This is a extremely rare ABC book in Sranan Tongo. It contains among other things rules for spelling. Remarkable is that there in the title of the notebook two errors can be found.
‘ ‘ A small learning book for the evangelic ‘broeder-gemeente’ ‘ , thus the notebook was called. A.B.C. – books were learning books for the missionaries of the Moravian Brethren (Hernhutters), in order to teach them Sranantongo,. This book was firstly published in 1832. This copy was printed in 1849.
It was purchased at auctioneer Beijers in Utrecht. Their catalogue description was:
ABC BOOK — PIKIN SPELLE en leri-beokoe (sic!) vo da evangelische broedel-gemeente. Paramaribo, 1849. 40 pp. Sm-8º. Or. printed wrps. Extremely rare abecedarium from Surinam in Sranan. This work contains spelling rules as well as a catechism. According to Voorhoeve & Donicie, Bibliographie du Négro-Anglais du Surinam (1963), nr. 208, this is probably the sixth edition (1st ed. 1832). – Not in NCC. No copy found elsewhere).