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BENTLEY, WILLIAM HOLMAN: - Dictionary and Grammar of the Kongo Language, As spoken at San Salvador, the Ancient Capital of the Old Kongo Empire, West Africa. Compiled and Prepared for the Baptist Mission on the Kongo River, West Africa. London, the Baptist Missionary Society & Trübner & Co., 1887.

. Pp. xxiv, 718. With one folding table of concords. Original blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine, stained and with some wear. Light foxing to first few leaves otherwise fine internally. Old ownership signature on front endpaper. AND: APPENDIX. London 1895. Pp. iii-vii, 721-944, (1), 945-1052. Original cloth gilt, faded and worn. Without half title (?). First edition. The first comprehensive dictionary and grammar of the Kongo language, compiled under the auspices of Leopold II of Belgium. The Reverend William Bentley, missionary of the English Baptist Society resided for five years in the region of West Africa where the Kongo language is spoken. Zaunmüller 227 (later edition).
EUR 580.00 [Appr.: US$ 699.58 | £UK 501.25 | JP¥ 74936] Booknumber: 121004

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