Linguistics

  • # 23204

    AMERICAN PRESBYTERIAN MISSION PRESS

    [The New Testament in Chinese]. 新約全書. Xin yue quan shu.

    Shanghai : American Presbyterian Mission Press, 1894. Imperial edition of the Delegates’ Version, limited to 250 copies. Quarto (310 x 225 mm), original black morocco over bevelled boards blind stamped with a bamboo pattern, upper board lettered in gilt; all edges gilt; title printed in black and red, with statement ‘Imperial edition. Printed from the …

  • # 24513

    [CHEROKEE NEW TESTAMENT] Itse kanohedv datlohisdv ugvwiyuhi igatseli tsisa galonedv utseliga.

    New York : American Bible Society, 1860. First edition. Small octavo (185 x 120 mm), original full blind-blocked black morocco, gilt-lettered spine; 408 pp; text in the Cherokee language, in the Sequoyah syllabary; a fine copy. Although portions of the New Testament had been published in the written language created by the Cherokee polymath Sequoyah as early as 1829, …

  • # 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 …

  • # 14191

    Arjona, Manuel María de

    Ejercicios de preparacion para la hora de la muerte, que se practica en una de las distribuciones del santo retiro espiritual de la ciudad de Sevilla … trasuntada á la lengua Panayana por un Religioso Cura que ha sido de aquella Isla, amanta de las Almas.

    Manila : Imprenta de la Viuda de Lopez, á cargo de D. Pedro Garcia, 1849. Duodecimo, contemporary limp vellum (old shelf labels to front); printed on rice paper; pp 83; a fine copy in its original binding. A collection of spiritual exercises on preparation for death by the polymath and poet Manuel María de Arjona (1771-1820), canon …

  • # 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. …

  • # 23809

    EVANGELICAL CHURCH OF PAPUA; [KOHLHARDT, Jim & Marie, attributed]

    [NEW GUINEA] English – Huli dictionary.

    [Caption title]. [Tari, PNG : Evangelical Church of Papua, c. 1970?]. Folio (360 x 220 mm), original locally made papered card covers with title in ms. to front ‘English-Huli Dictionary / Produced by ECP, Tari’ (chipped around the edges); first blank with ownership inscription ‘Jim & Marie Kohlhardt, ECP, PO Box 15, Tari / Mission …

  • # 24431

    CROSS, Rev. E. B.

    [KAREN LANGUAGE] The novice.

    Rangoon : American Baptist Mission Press, 1883. Duodecimo, self-wrappers with woodcut of an owl, pp. [7], stitchbound. Text in English and S’gaw Karen. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies. Number 12 in the Toungoo Series of the American Baptist Mission. Rev. Cross is noted for his language publications including a translation of the New Testament …

  • # 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 …