Linguistics

  • # 23805

    LOEWECKE, Eunice; MAY, Jean

    [NEW GUINEA] General grammar of Fasu (Namo Me).

    Ukarumpa, PNG : Summer Institute of Linguistics, [1981?]. Reprinted from Workpapers in Papua New Guinea Linguistics, volume 27, 1980. Royal octavo (210 x 165 mm), printed wrappers, 106 pp; a fine copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the inside of the upper wrapper. Fasu is spoken in the Southern …

  • # 23812

    Bible Society of Papua New Guinea

    [NEW GUINEA] Genese bona Esodo.

    [The Book of Genesis and Exodus I-XXIV in Hiri (Police) Motu]. Lae, P.N.G. : Bible Society in Papua New Guinea, 1973. Octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers, pp 200, with numerous line-drawn illustrations; first and last leaves lightly foxed, else internally clean and sound, a good copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to …

  • # 23802

    BROWN, Herbert A. (translator)

    [NEW GUINEA] Genese. [The Book of Genesis in Toaripi]

    London : British and Foreign Bible Society, [1963]. (Printed in Rabaul, New Britain, at the Methodist Mission Press). First edition. Octavo (180 x 120 mm), pictorial card covers, 151 pp, with line-drawn illustrations; a fine copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front free-endpaper. Toaripi, or East Elema, is a Trans-New Guinea language …

  • # 23800

    LITHGOW, Daphne & LITHGOW, David

    [NEW GUINEA] Muyuw language (Dictionaries of Papua New Guinea, Volume 1)

    Cover title: Muyuw dictionary. Ukarumpa, PNG : Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1974. Duodecimo (160 x 115 mm), printed stiff wrappers, 267 pp; a fine copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front free-endpaper. ‘This is a dictionary of the Muyuw dialect of the eastern end of Woodlark Island in the …

  • # 23797

    CHURCH OF ENGLAND

    [NEW GUINEA] Ekalesia ana pari : (Portions of the Book of common prayer in the Mukawa language).

    London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1905. Duodecimo (165 x 107 mm), original black-lettered red cloth over boards (rubbed and marked), 64 pp; text in Mukawa; contents clean throughout, a good copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front pastedown. Mukawa (or Are) is an Austronesian language still …

  • # 23793

    CATHOLIC MISSION (ALEXISHAFEN, PAPUA)

    [NEW GUINEA] Buk bilong beten end singsing bilong ol katolik : prayer book and hymnal for Catholic natives of New Guinea.

    Alexishafen [Papua] : Catholic Mission Press, 1937. First edition. Duodecimo (165 x 110 mm), original olive green cloth over boards (spine faded), upper board with black crucifix decoration, illustrated frontispiece, pp viii, 88, 56, [64]; with music notation; text in Pidgin (Tok Pisin); a very good copy, from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), …

  • # 23810

    DUTTON, T. E. (Thomas Edward)

    [NEW GUINEA] A first dictionary of Koiari

    Canberra : Department of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific Studies, 1992. Series: Pacific Linguistics, Series C-122; pp vii, 178, with line-drawin illustrations; a very good copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front free-endpaper. The Koiarian languages are a small family of Trans-New Guinea languages spoken in the southeastern peninsula of New …

  • # 23799

    London Missionary Society. Australian and New Zealand Committee

    [NEW GUINEA] Taravatu gunana : Hebrew taudia edia buka helaga.

    “Selected passages from the Old Testament in the Motu language of Papua, translated and illustrated by members of the staff of the London Missionary Society and published by the Australian and New Zealand Committee for the Papua District Committee” (title page verso). Sydney : London Missionary Society, 1950. Octavo (180 x 120 mm), printed green …

  • # 23772

    [NEW GUINEA] Buki tapwaroro : tapwaroro ‘ana eonai, tapwaroro ‘ana wari ‘ena Dobu =​ Dobuan catechism and hymn book.

    East Cape, via Samarai, Papua : Methodist Mission Press, 1952. Octavo (185 x 125 mm), original cloth backed printed papered boards, string bound, title page with early ownership inscription of G. H. Young, 175 pp; a superb copy, from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front pastedown. Two earlier editions …

  • # 23771

    NEWTON, Henry, Bishop

    [NEW GUINEA] Ekalesia ana giu viegana : lectures on the teaching of the church in the Wedau language, Papua, British New Guinea.

    London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1930. Octavo (188 x 125 mm), publisher’s black-lettered brown cloth (silverfish trails), 189 pp;some insignificant water staining to edges of first and last few leaves, else internally clean and sound; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to front free-endpaper, along with original owner’s name …

  • # 23803

    British and Foreign Bible Society.

    [NEW GUINEA] Buki tabu lowaenei : Nugana, Si apwesa, Loina, Ruta, Esiteri, Salamo, Isaia, Iona.

    [=Old Testament. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Ruth, Esther, Psalms, Isaiah, and Jonah in Dobu]. London : British and Foreign Bible Society, 1919. Octavo (210 x 140 mm), original limp black roan, spine titled in gilt, 361 pp; a fine copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front free-endpaper. Dobu (or …

  • # 23758

    LAWES, W. G. (William George) (1839-1907); [CAPELL, Arthur, 1902-1886]

    [NEW GUINEA] Grammar and vocabulary of language spoken by Motu tribe, New Guinea. (Arthur Capell’s copy)

    ; by Rev. W. G. Lawes, with introduction by Rev. Geo. Pratt. Sydney : Charles Potter, Government printer, 1888. Second and revised edition. Octavo, contemporary straight grain navy morocco, upper board lettered in gilt (corners worn, lacking backstrip), pp i-xii, 114; the personal copy of distinguished Australian linguist and clergyman Arthur Capell (1902-1986), his ownership …

  • # 23791

    GRANT, R. V., Rev.

    [NEW GUINEA] A school dictionary. In the Dobu language.

    East Cape, via Samarai, Papua : Methodist Mission Press, [1953]. Octavo (185 x 125 mm), original printed stiff wrappers, title page with early ownership inscription of G. H. Young, 148 pp; a fine copy, from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the inside of the upper wrapper. A Rabaul (New Britain) …

  • # 23775

    METHODIST MISSIONARY SOCIETY OF AUSTRALASIA

    [NEW GUINEA] Taparoro ana buki bapuna : taparoro ana wona : pana panaeati.

    First Catechism and Hymns, translated into the language of Panaeati, Papua. Melbourne : Spectator Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd., [1918]. Octavo (182 x 123 mm), string bound, original cloth backed printed blue papered boards, 72 pp; a superb copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front free-endpaper. Copies are recorded in …

  • # 23788

    MAGER, John F.

    [NEW GUINEA] Gedaged – English dictionary.

    Columbus, OH : Board of Foreign Missions of the American Lutheran Church, 1952. Octavo (215 x 150 mm), publisher’s black-lettered blue cloth over boards (a few light marks), pp xiv, 353, a near fine copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the front pastedown. Gedaged is an Austronesian language spoken …

  • # 23807

    CHALMERS, James (1841-1901); LAWES, W. G. (1839-1907)

    [NEW GUINEA] Iesu Keriso ena evanelia Mataio revareva e tore : Motu gado hahegeregerea.

    [The four Gospels in Motu]. Sydney : Lee &​ Ross, machine printers, 1885. Octavo, original black straight grain morocco, upper board stamped ‘Mataio / Mareko / Luka / Ioane’ set within decorative border (boards rubbed, corners worn, spine a little sunned); all edges gilt, 364 pp; internally clean and bright, a very good copy; from …