Linguistics

  • Tercero Cathecismo y Exposicion de la Doctrina Christiana, por Sermones. Para que los Curas y otros
José de Acosta; Juan de Atienza (attributed)
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    José de Acosta; Juan de Atienza (attributed)

    Tercero Cathecismo y Exposicion de la Doctrina Christiana, por Sermones. Para que los Curas y otros

    $135,000 USD ministros prediquen y enseñen a los Yndios y a las demas personas. Conforme a lo que en el sancto Concilio Provincial de Lima se proveyo. Span., Quichua, Aymara. Impresso con licencia de la Real Audiencia, en la Ciudad de los Reyes [Lima] : Por Antonio Ricardo, primero impressor en estos Reynos del Piru, Año …

  • Gramatica y arte nveva dela lengva general de todo el Peru, llamada lengua Qquichua, o lengua del
GONZÁLEZ HOLGUÍN, Diego (1560-1620)
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    Diego González Holguín, 1560-1620

    Gramatica y arte nveva dela lengva general de todo el Peru, llamada lengua Qquichua, o lengua del

    $35,000 USD Inca. Añadida y cvmplida en todo lo qve le faltaua de tiempos, y dela Grammatica, y recogido en forma de Arte lo mas necessario enlos dos primeros libros. Con mas otros dos libros postreros de addiciones al Arte para mas perficionarla, el vno para alcançar la copia de vacablos, y el otro para la …

  • Vocabulario de la Lengva General de todo el Perv llamada Lengva Qquichua o del Inca.
GONZÁLEZ HOLGUÍN, Diego (1560-1620)
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    Diego González Holguín, 1560-1620

    Vocabulario de la Lengva General de todo el Perv llamada Lengva Qquichua o del Inca.

    $35,000 USD Corregido y renovado conforme ala propriedad cortesana del Cuzco. Diuidido en dos libros, que son dos Vocabularios enteros en que salen a luz de nueuo las cosas q̃ faltauan al Vocabulario. Y la suma de las cosas que se aumentan se vea enla hoja siguiente. Impresso enla Ciudad de los Reyes [Lima], Por Francisco …

  • Ritval formvlario, e institvcion de Cvras : para administrar a los natvrales de este reyno,
Pérez Bocanegra, Juan
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    Juan Pérez Bocanegra

    Ritval formvlario, e institvcion de Cvras : para administrar a los natvrales de este reyno,

    $6,000 USD los santos sacramentos del baptismo, confirmacion, eucaristia, y viatico, penitencia, extremauncion, y matrimonio, con aduertencias muy necessarias. Por el bachiller Ivan Perez Bocanegra, presbitero, en la lengua Quechua general … … Impresso en Lima : por Geronymo de Contreras, Iunto al Conuento de santo Domingo, Año de 1631. Quarto, later marbled papered boards, spine with ornamental gilt …

  • Arte de la lengua Moxa, con su vocabulario, y cathecismo.
Pedro Marbán
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    Pedro Marbán

    Arte de la lengua Moxa, con su vocabulario, y cathecismo.

    $5,750 USD Compuesto por el m. r. p. Pedro Marban de la Compania de Jesvs, superior, que fue, de las missiones de infieles, que tiene la Compañia de esta provincia de el Perù en las dilatadas regiones de los Indios Moxos, y Chiquitos ; dirigido al Excmo. Sor. D. Melchor Portocarrero Lasso de la Vega … [Lima] : …

  • Arte de la lengua general del reyno de Chile, con un dialogo chileno-hispano muy curioso: a que se
Andrés Febrés
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    Andrés Febrés

    Arte de la lengua general del reyno de Chile, con un dialogo chileno-hispano muy curioso: a que se

     $3,000 USD añade la Doctrina christiana, esto es, rezo, catecismo, coplas, confesionario, y plàticas; lo mas en lengua chilena y castellana: Y por fin un Vocabulario hispano-chileno, y un Calepino chileno-hispano mas copioso. Compuesto por el P. Andres Febres misionero de la Comp. de Jesus. Año de 1764 … Lima, En la calle de la Encarnaçion …

  • [SEMITIC LANGUAGES] De formis quiescentibus linguarum semiticarum commentationis pars prior
MONRAD, Ditlev Gothard, Bishop of Lolland and Falster; BECK, A.F.
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    MONRAD, Ditlev Gothard, Bishop of Lolland and Falster (1811-1887); BECK, A.F.

    [SEMITIC LANGUAGES] De formis quiescentibus linguarum semiticarum commentationis pars prior

    … Resp. F. Beck …. [= Concerning the passive forms in Semitic languages]. Hauniæ [Copenhagen] : Typis excudit Fabritius de Tengnagel, 1838. Octavo, modern black leather binding, 171 pp, scattered foxing. Text in Latin. Politician and religious authority Ditlev Gothard Monrad’s dissertation on comparative Semitic linguistics, presented for the degree of Magistergraden. Monrad lived in New Zealand …

  • [MANUSCRIPT] Etude philologique sur les inscriptions cunéiformes de l’Arménie
ROBERT, Louis de
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    ROBERT, Louis de

    [MANUSCRIPT] Etude philologique sur les inscriptions cunéiformes de l’Arménie

    [Trabzon, Turkey : 1874]. Manuscript in ink, folio, in original ribbon-tied gatherings, ff [1 title leaf], 131, most leaves written recto and verso, with transcriptions of Urartian cuneiform inscriptions accompanied by comparative examples in Assyrian cuneiform, Hebrew and Arabic throughout; the verso of the final leaf is inscribed and dated by the author Trébizonde [i.e. …

  • The structure of the Koko-Yimidir language
ROTH, Walter E.
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    ROTH, Walter E.

    The structure of the Koko-Yimidir language

    / by Walter E. Roth ; with the assistance of G.H. Schwarz and W. Poland. Brisbane : Edmund Gregory, Government Printer, 1901. Series: Queensland ethnography ; bulletin no. 2. Large quarto, original printed wrappers (upper wrapper with short tear to fore-edge and old collection stamps of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia and the Royal …

  • An elementary grammar of the Nggerikudi language
HEY, N. (Nicholas); ROTH, Walter E..
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    HEY, N. (Nicholas); ROTH, Walter E..

    An elementary grammar of the Nggerikudi language

    / by N. Hey ; revised and edited by Walter E. Roth. Brisbane : G.A. Vaughan, Government Printer, 1903. Series: Queensland ethnography ; bulletin no. 6. Large quarto, original printed wrappers (stained; old collection stamps of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria to upper wrapper); staple bound; 23 pp; a …

  • Reisebeschreibung nach Arabien und andern umliegenden Ländern
NIEBUHR, Carsten (1733-1815)
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    NIEBUHR, Carsten (1733-1815)

    Reisebeschreibung nach Arabien und andern umliegenden Ländern

    Kopenhagen : Nicolaus Möller, 1774-1778. First German edition. Two volumes, quarto, in contemporary matching full vellum bindings, spines with titles and ownership initials in blind (first volume with short tear to vellum at head of spine), all edges stained red, front paste-down of first volume with original bookseller’s label imprinted Aus dem Antiquarischen Magazin des Universitäts …

  • Tungarar Jehovald, Yarildewallin, extracts from the holy scriptures : in the language of the tribes
TAPLIN, George (translator)

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    TAPLIN, George (translator)

    Tungarar Jehovald, Yarildewallin, extracts from the holy scriptures : in the language of the tribes

    inhabiting the lakes and lower Murray, and called Narrinyeri / [from the translation of Mr. George Taplin, missionary agent of the Aborigines’ Friends’ Association at Point MacLeay]. [Adelaide] : South Australian Auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society, 1864. First edition. Octavo, original printed blue wrappers (upper wrapper marked, some paper loss at head …

  • An English grammar : comprehending the principles and rules of language, illustrated by appropriate
MURRAY, Lindley

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    MURRAY, Lindley

    An English grammar : comprehending the principles and rules of language, illustrated by appropriate

    exercises, and a key to the exercises. York : Printed by Thomas Wilson and Son, 1834. Sixth edition. Two volumes large octavo, bound in full contemporary calf, spines with raised bands with gilt ornament, green and red leather labels with gilt lettering, inner joints neatly reinforced with dark green cloth, original marbled endpapers, later owner’s inscriptions …

  • Gramática y arte nueva de la lengua general de todo el Peru,
González Holguín, Diego, b. 1552.
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    Diego González Holguín, 1560-1620

    Gramática y arte nueva de la lengua general de todo el Peru,

    llamada lengua Qquichua o lengua del Inca : añadida y cumplida en todo lo que le faltaba de tiempos, y de la gramática y recogido en forma de arte de los mas necesario en los dos primeros libros : con mas otros dos libros postreros de adiciones al ate para mas perficionarla, el uno para …

  • Shakespeare’s beehive : an annotated Elizabethan dictionary comes to light (Revised edition)
KOPPELMANN, George; WECHSLER, Daniel
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    KOPPELMANN, George; WECHSLER, Daniel

    Shakespeare’s beehive : an annotated Elizabethan dictionary comes to light (Revised edition)

    New York : Axletree Books, 2015. Second edition revised & expanded. Limited to 2000 copies. Octavo, publisher’s pictorial card covers, frontispiece, pp x, 417, illustrated with facsimiles, bibliography; an as new copy. An examination of a heavily annotated copy of John Baret’s An Alvearie, or, Quadruple Dictionarie, published in 1580, which, the authors speculate, may …

  • A short Acoli-English and English-Acoli vocabulary
SAVAGE, G.A.R.
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    SAVAGE, G.A.R.

    A short Acoli-English and English-Acoli vocabulary

    Kampala : The Eagle Press, 1955. Octavo, blue inlaid boards (covers stained), 50 pp; internally sound. Acoli is a language spoken in northern Uganda and southern South Sudan.

  • Kalenjin-English dictionary
NG'ELECHEI, C.C
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    NG'ELECHEI, C.C

    Kalenjin-English dictionary

    Nairobi : Thomson Press, 1970. Octavo, buff wrappers, 61 pp; a good copy. Includes introduction by Hon. Taita Towet, Minister for Education. A scarce precursor to Ng’elechei’s 1979 Kalenjin-Kalenjin dictionary.

  • A practical course to facilitate the study of the Fijian language / by a Marist Brother
[MOORE, Maurice, brother]
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    [MOORE, Maurice, brother]

    A practical course to facilitate the study of the Fijian language / by a Marist Brother

    Cover title: Fijian as it should be spoken : a correct and easy method of acquiring the language. Westmead, N.S.W. : The Boys’ Home, 1906. Octavo, original pictorial blue cloth (rubbed and lightly marked), 94, [31] pp, includes Fijian vocabulary, a very good copy.

  • A grammar of the Motu language of Papua
LISTER-TURNER, Rev. R.; CLARK, Rev. J.B. CHATTERTON, Percy (editor)
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    LISTER-TURNER, Rev. R.; CLARK, Rev. J.B. CHATTERTON, Percy (editor)

    A grammar of the Motu language of Papua

    Sydney : A.H. Pettifer, Govt. Printer, [194?]. Second edition. Octavo, publisher’s green cloth boards, 91 pp, edges with small amount of flecking, a very good copy.

  • [BOUGAINVILLE] Voyage autour du monde, par la frégate du roi La Boudeuse, et La Flûte l’Étoile;
BOUGAINVILLE, Louis Antoine de (1729-1811)

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    BOUGAINVILLE, Louis Antoine de (1729-1811)

    [BOUGAINVILLE] Voyage autour du monde, par la frégate du roi La Boudeuse, et La Flûte l’Étoile;

    en 1776, 1767. 1768 & 1769. Paris : Chez Saillant & Nyon, 1772. Second édition, augmentée. Two volumes, octavo, contemporary full mottled calf, spines with raised bands, gilt ornament and red labels with gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, all edges stained red, pp 336, 453, [3], first volume with 6 copper engraved maps (folding), second volume with …

  • [ISLAM] Broadsides relating to the All-India Muslim Educational Conference, Nagpur, 1911
[Āl Inḍiyā Muḥammadan Inglo Oriyanṭal Ejūkeshnal Kānfarans]

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    [Āl Inḍiyā Muḥammadan Inglo Oriyanṭal Ejūkeshnal Kānfarans]

    [ISLAM] Broadsides relating to the All-India Muslim Educational Conference, Nagpur, 1911

    Delhi : Maktaba-e-Mujtabaee, 1911. A pair of broadsides summarizing proceedings at the All-India Muslim Educational Conference, held at Nagpur in December 1911. Two folio sheets, each 500 x 320 mm, printed recto only, text in Urdu in Arabic script; original folds with small amount of toning, otherwise fine.    

  • Handbook of Fijian language : a simple introduction to the grammar and construction of Fijian,
CHAMBERS, Rev. Harold

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    CHAMBERS, Rev. Harold

    Handbook of Fijian language : a simple introduction to the grammar and construction of Fijian,

    with lists of useful sentences and phrases, sets of exercises, and a comprehensive vocabulary. Suva : Methodist Mission Press, [1936]. Octavo, original cloth backed printed boards, 74 pp, mild foxing to the outer leaves, a very good copy.

  • [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONARY] Dictionnaire de la langue de Roro-Mekeo
VITALE, J.M.

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    VITALE, J.M.

    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONARY] Dictionnaire de la langue de Roro-Mekeo

    Unpublished manuscript. Undated, but circa 1900. Small quarto size notebook, 230 x 180 mm, bound in heavy boards covered in hessian cloth, the upper board with the blind stamped crest of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Issoudun, front paste-down with a printed map of France laid down, manuscript title page (almost detached) ‘Dictionnaire de …

  • [TAHITI] Grammaire de la langue tahitienne : essai.
VERNIER, Charles; DROLLET, Alexandre T.

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    VERNIER, Charles; DROLLET, Alexandre T.

    [TAHITI] Grammaire de la langue tahitienne : essai.

    Valence-sur-Rhone, France : Imprimeries Réunies Ducros et Lombard Aberlen, 1934. Octavo, publisher’s green cloth boards with gilt lettering to upper board and spine, pp xvi, 59, a very good copy. The State Library of New South Wales holds the only copy recorded in Australian collections; a single copy is also recorded in New Zealand collections …

  • [MISSIONARY; NEW GUINEA] Dictionnaire Français-Pokao & Roro
COLUCCIA, Paolo

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    COLUCCIA, Paolo

    [MISSIONARY; NEW GUINEA] Dictionnaire Français-Pokao & Roro

    par le P. Paolo Coluccia M.S.C. compilé à Waima le 27-X-1943. Quarto, palm leaf wrappers (some loss to the edges and along spine), stitched, front endpaper and title with the violet wet stamp of the Roman Catholic Mission, Yule Island (run by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Issoudun), typescript, the title bearing a …

  • [ARNHEM LAND] Gunwog gunmag bu Jesus Christ Mark binbom
[British and Foreign Bible Society]
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    [British and Foreign Bible Society]

    [ARNHEM LAND] Gunwog gunmag bu Jesus Christ Mark binbom

    Sydney : British and Foreign Bible Society, 1942. The Gospel of St. Mark and the First Epistle General of John in Gunwinggu. Octavo, ultramarine cloth boards (rubbed and lightly marked), pen annotation to verso of title page, 63 pp, internally very clean and sound. Gunwinggu (Kunwinjku / Gunwinjgu, also known as Bininj Gunwok or Mayali) is an …

  • [ABORIGINES] Reprints and papers relating to the autochthones of Australia [E.A. Johnson’s copy]
PARKHOUSE, Thomas Anstey (editor) ; [JOHNSON, Edward Angas 1873-1951]

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    PARKHOUSE, Thomas Anstey (editor) ; [JOHNSON, Edward Angas 1873-1951]

    [ABORIGINES] Reprints and papers relating to the autochthones of Australia [E.A. Johnson’s copy]

    Woodville, S.A. : Parkhouse, [1933-1935]. First edition. Edition limited to 80 copies of each volume. Two volumes, octavo, brown pebbled cloth with gilt lettering to spines, marbled endpapers, both volumes with owner’s inscription of [Dr.] E. Angas Johnson, Adelaide curio collector, 176, 47 pp, contains Adelaide tribes, by J. Stephens; Some account of the manners …

  • Grammar of the Narrinyeri tribe of Australian Aborigines
TAPLIN, Reverend George

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    TAPLIN, Reverend George

    Grammar of the Narrinyeri tribe of Australian Aborigines

    Adelaide : E. Spiller, Govt. Printer, 1880. Octavo, original printed wrappers (tiny top corner piece missing throughout), staple bound, old library stamp to inner front cover, inner hinge of the outer leaves neatly reinforced, 24 pp, internally very clean, a good copy. This grammar of the language of the Ngarrindjeri people of the region around …

  • Tungarar Jehovald, Yarildewallin, extracts from the holy scriptures : in the language of the tribes
TAPLIN, George (translator)

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    TAPLIN, George (translator)

    Tungarar Jehovald, Yarildewallin, extracts from the holy scriptures : in the language of the tribes

    inhabiting the lakes and lower Murray, and called Narrinyeri / [from the translation of Mr. George Taplin, missionary agent of the Aborigines’ Friends’ Association at Point MacLeay]. [Adelaide] : South Australian Auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society, 1926. Reprint of the 1864 edition. Octavo, original blindstamped black cloth, 56 pp, a fine copy.

  • Results of the South Australian Museum Expedition to Strzelecki and Cooper Creeks,
WAITE, Edgar R. ; [WHITE, Captain S.A.] et al.

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    WAITE, Edgar R. ; [WHITE, Captain S.A.] et al.

    Results of the South Australian Museum Expedition to Strzelecki and Cooper Creeks,

    September and October, 1916. [Contained in] Transactions and proceedings of the Royal Society of South Australia, Volume 41, 1917. Octavo, original quarter cloth and printed wrappers, [254] pp with 16 illustrations and 2 maps plus 23 plates, a fine copy. An account of the natural history expedition led by Waite (the Director of the Museum), …

  • A New Universal Etymological English Dictionary : containing not only explanations of the
BAILEY, N[athan].

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    BAILEY, N[athan].

    A New Universal Etymological English Dictionary : containing not only explanations of the

    words in the English language, and the different senses in which they are used ; with authorities from the best writers, to support those which appear doubtful ; but also their etymologies from ancient and modern languages : and accents directing to their proper pronunciation ; shewing both the orthography and orthoepia of the English …

  • A complete dictionary of the English language, both with regard to sound and meaning:
SHERIDAN, Thomas

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    SHERIDAN, Thomas

    A complete dictionary of the English language, both with regard to sound and meaning:

    One main Object of which is, to establish a plain and permanent Standard of Pronunciation. To which is prefixed A Prosodial Grammar. London : Printed for Charles Dilly, 1790. A reissue of the third edition (of 1789), “revised, corrected, and enlarged by the author”. Two volumes, octavo, contemporary full calf, spines with raised bands and red …

  • The scripture lexicon; or a dictionary of above four thousand proper names of persons and places,
OLIVER, Peter

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    OLIVER, Peter

    The scripture lexicon; or a dictionary of above four thousand proper names of persons and places,

    mentioned in the Bible: divided into syllables with their proper accents; with the description of the greater part of them. Also the explanation of many words and things in the Bible which are not generally understood. The second edition, with additions, and the Greek of the proper names affixed to them. Birmingham : printed by M. …

  • Four essays upon the English language:
WARD, John

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    WARD, John

    Four essays upon the English language:

    namely, I. Observations on the orthography. II. Rules for the division of syllables. III. The use of the articles. IV. The formation of the verbs, and their analogy with the Latin. By John Ward, … To these is subjoined a catalogue of the English verbs, and their analogy with the Latin. To these is subjoined …