Linguistics

  • # 21623

    KRANZ, Paul (1866-1920)

    The “Chinese alphabet” : four thousand most frequent characters, according to their frequency. In four series of one thousand characters each, and subdivided into nine classes. For private study and self-examination, and for use in Chinese schools.

    Shanghai : Printed at the American Presbyterian Mission Press, [1903-04]. Two volumes in one, folio (380 x 250 mm), bound in later black lettered tan cloth over boards (lightly marked) for renowned China philatelist H.K. Bowker (a paymaster in the United States Navy). Volume one (lacking title leaf), containing Series I and II, pp i-iii …

  • # 21763

    WALKER, John

    Walker’s critical pronouncing dictionary, and expositor of the English language.

    Abridged, by the Rev. Thomas Smith, London. To which isadded, a chronological table, containing te principal events of the late war between the United States and Great Britain. Cooperstown, N.Y. : H. & E. Phinney, 1837. Square duodecimo (145 x 120 mm), contemporary full calf, spine with gilt lettering and rule (boards scuffed and worn …

  • # 22177

    WANG, Leland

    [CHINESE HYMNAL] Evangelistic hymns : for church worship, gospel services and revival meetings.

    Foochow : Wang and Shanghai : Mission Book Company, n.d. (preface dated 1926). Fourth edition (stated). Octavo, original green cloth over boards with gilt lettering in English and Chinese (rubbed and lightly marked), pagination based on Chinese title page: 6, 136, [6], viii (i.e. 6), [6 pages of blank printed musical staves], [6 pages comprising …

  • # 21703

    CARPENTER, C.H.

    A revision of Dr. Wade’s rules for the transliteration of foreign terms into Karen. (Presentation copy)

    Rangoon : American Mission Press, C. Bennett, 1875. Octavo, original printed green wrappers (lightly foxed), stitch bound, a presentation copy inscribed by the author in pencil on the upper wrapper ‘M.S. Rice Esq., from C.H. Carpenter’; pp 24; text in English and S’gaw Karen script; internally very clean; a near fine inscribed copy. A rare late nineteenth …

  • # 21869

    FULTON, A. A.

    Progressive and idiomatic sentences in Cantonese colloquial

    Shanghai : American Presbyterian Mission Press [circa 1905]. Fourth edition. For sale by Kelly & Walsh, Hong Kong. Octavo, lettered papered boards, cloth spine, pp. 101, text in English and Chinese. The first edition was published in 1888 and the third edition (revised and enlarged) in 1902.

  • # 22160

    [ARMENIAN PRAYER BOOK] Girkʻ aghōtʻitsʻ

    Kostandnupolis [i.e. Constantinople] : Paul Arapian, 1850. Small duodecimo (100 x 65 mm), contemporary full limp calf (heavily rubbed and worn at corners), pp 154, with numerous lithographed illustrations and headpieces; occasional annotations by the original owner, mild water stain at top edges of leaves, dog-eared corners, some leaves a little darkened from handling; a …

  • # 21595

    CHALMERS, John (1825-1899)

    An account of the structure of Chinese characters under 300 primary forms : after the Shwoh-wan, 100 A.D., and the phonetic Shwoh-wan, 1833.

    Shanghai ; Hongkong ; Singapore ; Yokohama : Kelly & Walsh, Limited, 1911. Second edition. Octavo, publisher’s black lettered plum cloth over boards, folding frontispiece chart of 300 characters printed in red and black, second frontispiece with identical chart in single full page format (printed in black only), pp viii, 199; light foxing to endpapers …

  • # 21409

    Anon. [A.I.F.]

    The Australian soldiers’ guide to easy French and Arabic

    /​ compiled by a member of the original A.I.F. Cover title: Easy conversational Arabic and French for the Australian soldier … Price: Sixpence. South Melbourne : Printed by the Hilton Press Ltd., for Popular Publications Pty. Ltd., [between 1915 and 1918]. Duodecimo, original printed brown wrappers with vignette Rising Sun badge to front (lightly marked, a couple …

  • # 14225

    Sánchez, Matheo

    Uocabulario de la lengua bisaya,

    compuesto por el R.P. Matheo Sánchez de la Sagrada Compañía de Iesus, y aumentado por otros PP. de la misma Compañía para el uso, y Comodidad de los PP. Ministros de los Partidos de Bisayas. Manila : Impresso en el Colegio de la Sagrada Compañia de Jesus … por Gaspar Aquino de Belen, 1711. Quarto, later …

  • # 15181

    Bergaño, Diego

    Arte de la lengua Pampanga

    [Manila] : En la imprenta de la Compañia de Jesus, por S. Lopez Sabino, 1729. First edition. Small quarto, contemporary vellum (marked, lacking ties), new endpapers; printed on rice paper, pp [xxi], [1 blank] 364, [1 blank], [12], [1 blank]; woodcut head- and tailpieces; several leaves with expert repairs (mostly marginal), occasional browning, but a …

  • # 14165

    Bergaño, Diego

    Bocabulario de Pampango en Romance, y diccionario de Romance en Pampango.

    Manila : en el Convento de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles, 1732. Folio, contemporary limp vellum (lacking ties), front endpaper with restoration at edges; printed on rice paper; title page within decorative border, with woodcut episcopal coat of arms; pp 409, 88; as in other copies, pp. 301-04 are repeated and [407-09] are incorrectly numbered 397-99; tape …

  • # 15166

    Totanes, Sebastián de, 1687-1748

    Arte de la lengva tagala, y Manval tagalog, para la administracion de los Santos Sacramentos, que de orden de sus superiores compuso Sebastián de Totanes, … … 

    Manila : Imprenta . . . sita en el Convento de Nra. Señora de Loreto en el Pueblo de Sampaloc Extra-muros de la Ciudad …, 1745. First edition. Quarto, original limp vellum (marked and stained) with manuscript title in red and black ink to spine, pastedown with bookplate of Bibliotheca Lindesiana; printed on rice paper, pp …

  • # 15165

    Totanes, Sebastián de, 1687-1748

    Arte de la lengva tacala, y Manval tagalog,

    para la administracion de los Santos Sacramentos, que de orden de sus superiores compuso Sebastián de Totanes, … …  Sampaloc : Reimpresso en la Imprenta de Nra. Sra. de Loreto, por el herm. Pedro Argüelles de la Concepcion, 1796. Small quarto, contemporary limp vellum (minor repairs, remnants of leather ties), spine with manuscript title in ink; …

  • # 14650

    Santa Eulalia, Pedro de

    Plan de la religion que en siete discursos dialogo historicos : compendia las mas portentosas obras

    y los mas augustos Misterios, que Dios ha manifestado a los hombres desde el principio hasta el gran día de su Eterno hijo. Se sigue un metodo para recivir con fruto los sacramentos de la Penitencia y de la Eucaristia, y el exercicio del Via Crucis al fin. Traducido todo en idioma Cuyono por N. …

  • # 14649

    Rodriguez, José

    Catecismo de la doctrina christiana

    / Impreso por orden de N. M. R. P. Fr. Jesé [sic] Rodriguez, Prior Provincial del Santisimo Rosario de Filipinas con aprobacion del Illmo. y Rmo. Sr. D. Fr. Francisco Alban, Obispo de Nueva Segovia. [Manila] : En la imprenta de D. José Maria Dayot, por Tomas Oliva, 1834. Duodecimo, contemporary limp sheep; inside front cover …

  • # 14928

    de los Santos, Domingo

    Vocabulario de la lengua Tagala : primera, y segunda parte.

    En la primera, se pone primero el Castellano, y despues el Tagalo. Y en la segunda al contrario, que son las raices simples con sus acentos. Compuesto por nuestro hermano, Fray Domingo de los Santos ex-Definidor de la Santa Provincia de San Gregorio de Religiosos Menores Descalzos de la regular observancia de nuestro Serafico Padre …