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SPALDING, J. W.
The Japan Expedition. Japan and Around the World
. An Account of Three Visits to the Japanese Empire with Sketches of Madeira, St. Helena, Cape of Good Hope, Mauritius, Ceylon, Singapore, China, and Loo-Choo. New York: Redfield, 1855. First edition. With 8 tinted lithograph plates. 8vo, original blue cloth gilt. 377, 2 pp. Binding a bit soiled, some foxing to the plates and endpapers and occasionally to the text, front flyleaf torn, copyright page and Preface browned from a newspaper clipping. A good copy of a scarce book. Spalding served for two and a half years as commander's clerk on board the "Mississippi," the flagship of Matthew Perry's expedition to Japan, and his book gives a personal, first-hand account of the voyage. The plates depict two Japanese in traditional dress; a view of the Cape of Good Hope; a scene in Ceylon; a scene in Loo Choo (Korea) with inhabitants in typical dress; a view of a junk in China; a scene near Yedo; a view of Mount Fuji; and a view of the harbor at Dezima. The appendix includes sailing directions for several eastern ports. Not in Smith, "American Travellers Abroad." [ WB 4].
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SPEKE JOHN HANNING ,
Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile. With Map and Portraits, and Numerous Illustrations Chiefly from Drawings By Captain Grant.
Cutayar Africa Travel Rare. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 2nd edition. 1864. Very thick 8vo. XXXI, 658pp, frontispiece showing speke standing, plates. In a recent green cloth, while preserving some of the original binding, new title label with gilt lettering. Folding map in linen pocket at the rear, new dark green end papers. Solid copy .[ DR 6 ].
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ST. AMAND, GEORGE,
An Historical Essay
0. 1725. on the Legislative Power of England. Wherein the Origin of Both Houses of Parliament , their Ancient Constitution, and the Changes that have happened in the persons that compos'd them .. are related in a chronological order .. London, for Tho. Woodward, 1725; [viii], 198, [xviii], [iv] pp.; contemporary panelled calf, professionally rebacked with bands and simple blind ornament, maroon lettering-piece, antique-style endpapers; corners of boards split and rubbed, with slight loss, first gathering a little loose. A good copy of the first edition.
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STAEL-HOLSTEIN, A.L.G.NECKER, MME DE
Corinna
0. 1810. ossia L'Italia. Six volumes bound in three, Napoli, Angelo Trani, 1810; 6mo (c. 9 x 14 cm.); cont. half calf, spines gilt-ruled with ornament in blind, double red morocco labels; rubbed and worn, some headbands or tailbands a little chipped. An attractive set, each volume with the book-binder's ticket of Thomas Rigden of Dover [Ramsden, p. 140 (also half calf, gilt)], and the slightly later ownership entry on the title-pages "Frampton, Malta, 1828". 1810 was the notorious year in the author's life when her newly completed "De l'Allemagne", though passed by the Paris censor, was nevertheless seized and suppressed. This may possibly have have been the occasion for the Naples publisher to issue the romance "Corinne", which was first published in Italian in Firenze, in 1808.
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STANLEY, HENRY,
In Darkest Africa Or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria. Third Edition. 2 Volumes
. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1890. XV,529; XV,472pp. 8vo, 3 folding mapS (2 with small repaired tears, ); 15 plates and 150 woodcut illus. in the text; some light spotting to first and last few pages. A very good set in the original pictorial red cloth gilt, gray and black embossed binding , solid set, colopurs of binding well preserved, top/bottom spines bent with small creases, corners sl. worn.
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STUDER, CLAIRE [CLAIRE GOLL],
Der Gläserne Garten.
0. 1919. Zwei Novellen [Die Neue Reihe Band 17]. München, Roland-Verlag Dr. Albert Mundt, 1919; 44, [iv] pp.; publisher's terracotta-coloured wrappers, printed title-label; wrappers worn at edges with short closed tear, short splits in spine, c. 3 cm. loss at base of spine, slight loss at head, label spotted, small neat contemporary ownerhip stamp of Dr. Sophie Rosenzweig on title-page. First Edition. The printed dedication is to her future husband, Ivan Goll.
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SWIFT, JONATHAN, AND OTHERS,
The Examiners
0. for the Year 1711. To which is prefix'd A Letter to the Examiner. London .. for John Morphew .. and A.Dodd.. 1712; xvi, 306pp. [12 pp.] index, [2 pp.] adverts; 12mo; contemporary panelled calf, spine gilt in compartments with raised bands, red leather lettering-piece; binding used and worn, front hinge split but firmly held on the strings, splits in rear hinge, trace of older tape along inner margin of front paste-down, early name - "Edwart Jones, Bafonwen" at top of rear free endpaper. "The Examiner" included contributions by Swift, who took over the editorship. According to Hawkesworth, in Volume VII of his 1760 edition of Swift's Works, Swift's own contributions were Nos 13 - 44. This volume reprinted the periodical in a handy form for contemporary readers, and provides the modern reader with part of the context of Swift's papers. As the printer writes: "It is conceived, That altho' these Papers were writ for the Public Service, upon Incidents, as they daily happened; yet in them are treated several Subjects, which may be of general and lasting Use. Neither perhaps will Posterity be unwilling to see several Observations made, and Facts related, concerning the late Disposition of Affairs, which they will probably meet nowhere else ..".
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TAYLOR, MICHEAL & BROCARD SEWELL
Saint Dominic's Press. A Bibliography 1916-1937. With a Memoir By Susan Falkner, an Introduction By Brocard Sewell, a Preface By Michael Taylor, and an Appendix By Adrian Cunningham.
. Lower Marston, Risbury, Whittington Press, 1995, Small quarto. [VIII]180 pp. With 24 plates./facsimiles. (mostly tipped-in). Indexes. the total edition was 400 copies, this is number 48 of the 100 copies bound in quarter Oasis and brown paper covered printed boards.27x20cm, The tipped-in facsimile specimen pages are from St Dominic's press items, plus colour and b/w photographic plates, and an introduction by Susan Falkner, Hilary Pepler's daughter. with a printed device on the front cover and gilt title to spine, with a separate portfolio of specimen pages from St Dominic's press books in quarter bound in russet cloth with brown paper over boards, plus a separate facsimile copy of 'Daisy and Marguerite' in quarter bound in grey cloth and grey paper covered boards i, all in a brown paper-covered slipcase with cloth to top and bottom edges. Taylor and Sewell's most comprehensive bibliography of the St Dominic's Press, with a generous provision of specimen pages together with copious additional material in this lavish special edition as noted above. The specimen pages in the book are facsimiles, however they are letterpress rather than photolitho reproductions, printed with type reset by the Whittington Press. In contrast, the portofolio specimen pages are original leaves printed at St Dominic's Press. This copy contains two items in the Portfolio: four pages from 'Horae Beatae Virginis' and a leaf from 'Lectiones ad Matutinam' - a label inside the front cover of the portfolio notes that only 'about half' of the special edition copies contain the latter item. A wonderful immaculate cop in slipcase( private press ).
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VETUS TESTAMENTUM
He Palaia Diatheke Kata Tous Hebdomekonta = Vetus Testamentum Ex Versione Septuaginta Interpretum : Juxta Exemplar Vaticanum Ex Editione Holmesii Et Lamberti Bos. Editio Nova
. Londini : In ædibus Valpianis. Venit apud Longman et soc.; Baldwin et soc.; Whittaker et soc.. [& 4 other firms], [1829?] [3] 908pp. COPAC DESCRIBES AS FOLLOWS: An edition of the Sixtine text [originally published Rome, 1587], reprinted apparently from the editions of L. Bos [publ. Franequerae, 1709] and Holmes-Parsons [publ. Oxonii, 1798-1827]. The title is not dated. Horne and others give the date as 1819; if this is correct, the editor .. cannot have used more than the first two volumes of the Holmes-Parsons edition, since the third appeared in 1823 .. The book seems to have been reissued more than once, and certainly some copies are later than 1819" (D. & M.) Reference: Darlow & Moule 4791. The first 6 words of the title are in Greek script. This issue included advertisement for the Classical Journal for June 1829, as "just published", so probably was published in that year. Contents: p. [i]-iv, title-page and list of books; p. [1]-905, Greek text (printed in 2 columns, without notes);, the advertisements, pp. 907-908 are missing. Other Names: Bos, Lambert, 1670-1717, Holmes, Robert, 1748-1805. In full red calf leather binding, finely gilt-decorated on spine and boards. Gilt edges all around. 4 lines written in ink on f.e.p. and one line on last blank. First 4 pp. foxed, leather of the corners and top/bottom spine rubbed. Altogether a fine copy of this rare edition. Our copy: [4] 905pp. lacks the 2 pages with adverts, [ DL I/3 ].
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Keywords: Weblists2 Guenther Bible New Testament Greek

 
THOMSEN, VILHELM,
The Relations between Ancient Russia
0. 1877. and Scandinavia, and the Origin of the Russian State. Three Lectures delivered at the Taylor Institution, Oxford, in May, 1876 .. Oxford and London, 1877; viii, 150, [ii blank], 16pp. publisher's list; publisher's cloth boards, dec. in black; lacking spine, cont. ownership entry "W.R Morfill" [?] and "to F.A. Dale" on half-title. Rare.
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THOMSON, THOMAS,
An Attempt to Establish
0. 1825. the First Principles of Chemistry by Experiment. Volume I [only, of two]. London, 1825; iii - xxiv, 478 pp.; contemporary half calf, spine very worn, hinges split but sewing firm; a two or three contemporary pencil marginalia in the earlier pages. Volume One only, of two. Lacking the half-title.
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THOMSON, JAMES
The Seasons
. W. Suttaby, Stationers Court. 1808. Frontis & Illustrated title page. On the front board the year 1807 is printed. Includes, The Life of Thomson. XIV, [3], 18-168 pages. Interior remains tight and complete. No backstrip. size: 80 x 149 mm. in the original brown paper covered printed boards (corners bumped )
¶ James Thomson (11 September 1700 - 27 August 1748) was a Scottish poet and playwright, known for his masterpiece The Seasons and the lyrics of Rule, Britannia!. He wrote Spring in 1728 and finally Autumn in 1730, when the set of four was published together as The Seasons. During this period he also wrote other poems, such as to the Memory of Sir Isaac Newton, and his first play, The Tragedy of Sophonisba (1729). The latter is best known today for its mention in Samuel Johnson's Lives of the English Poets, where Johnson records that one 'feeble' line of the poem - "O, Sophonisba, Sophonisba, O!" was parodied by the wags of the theatre as, "O, Jemmy Thomson, Jemmy Thomson, O!".
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TOTTENHAM, GEORGE L.,
Charlie Villars at Cambridge.
0. 1868. In Two Volumes. London, 1868; viii, 316, 348, [16pp. publisher's catalogue]; publisher's reddish-brown boards, dark blue-green endpapers; bindings rubbed, spines somewhat fingered, head and tailbands rubbed and partly missing, title pages slightly foxed; Volume I: splits in joints, and a horizontal split, without further loss, in spine, corners worn, stitching loose, inner hinges split; Volume II: head and tailbands as described, inner hinges split, but corners less worn and generally firm. First Edition. A rare novel of life - largely undergaraduate life - at Cambridge in the 1860s.
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GAIUS SUETONIUS TRANQUILLUS;
Le Vite de' Dodici Cesari Di Gajo Suetonio Tranquillo ; Tradotte in Volgar Fiorentino Da F. Paolo Del Rosso Cavalier Gerosolimitano. Nuova Edizione
. con le vere effigie de' Cesari ed altre illustrazioni dichiarate nella lettera dell'editore a' lettori. In Venezia appresso Francesco Piacentini. MDCCXXXVIII [1738], XIX, [1], 377, [3]pp.: Title page in black and red, with engraved title vignette. With added engraved title page in pictorial frame, with same motto as title vignette and title: "Gajo Suetonio Tranquillo Le vite de' dodici Cesari".Signed by J [ohn ] B[aptist] Jackson, 1738. With medallion portraits also by Jackson, tail-pieces, initials. With a dedication by F[rancesco] Priscianese, Vita di Gajo Suetonio Tranquillo" On pp. 367 - 369: "Nuova traduzione della giunta fatta a Suetonio da Giovanni Ludovico Vives. This work was originally published in Rome in 1544. Paolo Del Rosso, d. 1569. OCLC Number: 39805559/ 797830889. Signature in ink on reverse of title. Some slight browning to corners and inner margins of initial and rear few pages and very occasionally in the margins. In a dark brown new quarter morocco binding, spine with 5 raised bands and red title label, cloth covered boards, new end papers . John Baptist Jackson (1701-1754) trained as a wood engraver before traveling to Paris and, finally, to Venice where he became proficient in the chiaroscuro woodcut technique printed in several colours. He is noted chiefly for his major work comprising 24 chiaroscuro woodcuts after paintings by Venetian masters made from 1739 to 1743 and published in Venice in a bound volume in 1745, now considered one of the greatest examples of 18th-century print-making. When Jackson returned to London in 1745 he stopped producing his woodcuts and instead began to work in textile and wallpaper patterning. These efforts did not succeed and he issued a book in 1754 entitled An Essay on the Invention of Engraving and Printing in Chiaro Oscuro, but did not produce any further work .
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TREVELYAN, HERBERT,,
Snatches from Oblivion. ,
0. 1827. Being the Remains of the Late Herbert Trevelyan Esq. edited by Piers Shafton Gent. London, Hurst, Chance & Co. 1827. xviii, 256pp. with engraved title-page and six plates; contemporary chocolate-coloured diced calf, spine richly gilt, gilt border to boards ("Wilson. 88 Royal Exchange"); the etched plates spotted and embrowned, one gathering (F5/pp. 105-108) detached but present; The "Introductory Sketch" has been misbound before the "Advertisement" and "List of Contents". A very rare collection of poems, stories, and sketches. We assume Plate I is the engraved title-page; Plate V is bound at the beginning as frontispiece. In checking the dates of the the artist, Robert Seymour, (1798-1836 ) we found that this work is attributed in Thieme/Becker's Lexicon of Artists to "Beck"; certainly the author's and ediitor's names appear to be a smokescreen. The binder's ticket on the front pastedown read "Wilson. 88 Royal Exchange. London. Books Maps &c. for exportation". Ramsden, "London Bookbinders" (1956) lists this [John] Wilson at page 151, taking Willson's second business address, from London Directories. In several ways a very rare book.
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VILLON, FRANCOIS,
Le Débat Du Cueur Et Du Corps de Villon En Forme de Ballade. The Dispute of the Heart and Body of François Villon
. English translation by Algernon Charles Swinburne. With lino cuts by Paul Peter Piech. Oxford, Mouette Press and Frankfurt, Johannes Alt, 1970, 10 pages. Set in Garamond Roman for the French text and Italic for the English translation. One of the 8 copies bound in quarter calf leather printed on antique medium laid paper with an extra copy of the frontispiece signed by the artist on Natsume paper bound in.( private press ).
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VILLON, FRANCOIS,
Le Débat Du Cueur Et Du Corps de Villon En Forme de Ballade. The Dispute of the Heart and Body of François Villon
. English translation by Algernon Charles Swinburne. With linocuts by Paul Peter Piech. Oxford, Mouette Press and Frankfurt, Johannes Alt, 1970, 10 pages. Set in Garamond Roman for the French text and Italic for the English translation. Printed in red and black. One of the 26 copies marked A - Z.( private press ).
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WALCH, J.G.
Einleitung in Die Philosophie. 2 Volumes.
. Einleitung in die Philosophie or Introduction to Philosophy was intended by Walch to be a companion to the earlier Lexicon, as the full title suggests: Introduction to Philosophy, Which Explains All Its Parts, Indicates their Proper Connections, and Gives an Account of the Origin and History of Each Discipline, Especially for Use with the Philosophical Lexicon. Divided into three parts, the Einleitung contains extensive historical introductions to philosophical disciplines throughout the ages. The first part examines the "Character of Philosophical Cognition". The second deals with the "Disciplines" of philosophy, namely logic, metaphysics, natural philosophy, ethics, doctrine of virtue, philosophy of law, and political philosophy, and the third concerns "Philosophical Secrets" or the teaching on the mind (Geist) or souls. Much of Walch's philosophy is reminscent of Kant and some philosophers have argued that he should be counted as one of Kant's predecessors. This reprint will provide academics with important evidence to analyse this issue and the opportunity to fully understand the relationship between the two strands of the German Enlightenment, initiated by its two "founders", Christian Thomasius and Christian Wolff. First published in 1727, this reprint is of the rare third improved edition (1738) which contains an extensive index. Now reprinted in two volumes, with an introduction by Manfred Kuehn, this valuable work provides a succinct and systematic account of philosophy. 2001, 818pp. Fine hardback set. No dustwrapper as issued. Mint condition still shrink-wrapped.
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Keywords: Seventeenth Century Philosophy

 
WERNER , Z (BUT NOT MENTIOPNED) [ FRIEDRICH LUDWIG ZACHARIAS WERNER ]
Martin Luther Oder Die Weihe Der Kraft. Eine Tragödie Vom Verfasser Der Söhne Des Thales
. Berlin, bei Johann Daniel Sander, 1807, XXI, (5), 381pp. Engraved frontispiece shows Luther with his wife, subtitled "Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott" + 5 further engraved plates in the text, folding plate at the end. This is a musical score of " Theresens Sehnsucht" by Bernhard Anselm Weber. Paper covered boards with green linen spine (one edge worn, linen corners, one corner worn. First edition of the first Luther drama in German literature. Werner disclaimed this work after becoming a Roman Catholic with "Die Weihe der Unkraft" It became his largest success however and was performed for the first time in Berlin in 1806. It also causes controversies . At the request of Wilhelm II and also caused by criticism in the Spenerschen Zeitung" the play was stopped after 15 Performances. E. T. A. Hoffmann was friends with Werner in his youth and later in Warsaw. - - see: Goedeke VI, 94, 4; Voerster, Hoffmann-Forschungen S. 102f. Wilpert-G.7. Slg. Borst 1064. Houben, Verbotene Literatur II, 571-599.
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WEYL, HERMANN,
Was Ist Materie?
0. 1924. Zwei Aufsatze zur Naturphilosophie. Mit 7 Abbildungen. Berlin, Julius Springer, 1924; 88pp.; publisher's printed wrappers; tiny chip of about 1cm. missing at foot of spine. First edition.
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WILKES, WETENHALL,
A Letter of Genteel and Moral Advice
0. 1766. to a Young Lady: being a System of RULES and INFORMATIONS; digested into a new and familiar Method to qualify the FAIR SEX to be useful, and happy in every Scene of Life. The EIGHTH EDITION, carefully Revised, Corrected, and Enlarged by the AUTHOR. London, Printed for L.Hawes, C.Clarke, and R.Collins in Pater-Noster Row, 1766; [viii], 223pp. with engraved frontisp. (by Isaac Taylor); contemp. calf, raised bands with simple gilt rule and black leather lettering-piece, simple gilt rule to boards; top strip cut from half-title, about 40 pages lightly stained in the middle from flowers being pressed there - not preventing legibility, small hole in p.45/46 with loss of two letters. Scarce. The choice of this small book to press flowers in suggests it may have been the only book permitted in a young owner's pocket or bag on some afternoon's excursion centuries ago - or else that the content of the book was felt by her to be far heavier than its physical weight. Judging from its several editions Wilkes' views on female education and the role of women were widely circulated, but copies of his book are rare.
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WIND, EDGAR,
Das Experiment
0. 1934. und die Metaphysik. Zur Aufloesung der kosmologischen Antinomien. [Beitraege zur Philosophie und ihrer Geschichte]. Tuebingen, 1934; xii, 120 pp.; publisher's printed wrappers. A fine copy of this first printing of Wind's "Habilitationsschrift", submitted at Hamburg University in 1929, but subject to delays in printing.
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WITTE, E. DE,
Description Des Antiquites
0. 1836. et objets d'Art qui composent le Cabinet de Feu M, le Chevalier E. Durand. Paris, Firmin Didot freres, Fevrier, 1836; [iv], iv, 544, [ii]pp. with 104 figures on five plates; contemporary coffee-coloured calf over marbled boards, spine gilt, black leather lettering-piece, richly marbled endpapers and edges; light split along part of rear hinge, but binding firm. A very good copy in a strong but attractive contemporary binding of this rare and important descriptive catalogue. The largest section, comprising 1473 items, is of painted vases, mostly Greek, some described in great detail. There are a few neat marginal ink annotations of prices realised, and two very small, but delightful book-plates on the front paste-down, one in red morocco showing an owl and the Greek letters alpha and omega, the other, printed on paper and still miniature, with the name Beguin.
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Book number: IS002289
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WOOLF, VIRGINIA AND SUSANNE MELCHERT (IILUSTR.)
Feste Gegenstände (German Transl. Of Solid Objects)
. and Susanne Melchert: Aus dem Haushaltsbuch / Orientalische Karten. Short story by Virginia Woolf and 2 stories in pictures by Susanne Melchert. 2001, 40pp. Bibliophile numbered edition limited to 140 copies only, format: 276 x 190 mm. signed by the artist, boards covered in coloured paper, 21 coloured and 5 monochrome illustrations with one original added print in 5 colours.( private press ).
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YANG, SHIH-FENT,
The Hakka Dialect of Tao-Yuan, Taiwan
. (Academia sinica, the institute of history and philology monographs, Series A. no. 22 ) Taipei, Taiwan, China, 1957 , 451pp. paper, browned text, last 30pp with damage to top margins tear in back cover, 2 small parts torn from front cover. rare. Hakka ,( Pronunciation in Hakka: Hak-ka-fa/-va, Pinyin: Kèjiahuà) is a spoken variation of the Chinese language spoken predominantly in southern China by the Hakka ethnic group and descendants in diaspora throughout East and Southeast Asia and around the world. The Hakka language has numerous variants or dialects, spoken in Guangdong, Fujian, Jiangxi, Guangxi, Sichuan, Hunan, Guizhou provinces, including Hainan island and Taiwan. Hakka is not mutually intelligible with Mandarin, Cantonese, Minnan or most of the significant spoken variants of the Chinese language. Amongst the dialects of Hakka, the Moi-yen/Moi-yan ,dialect of northeast Guangdong has typically been viewed as a prime example of the Hakka language, forming a sort of standard dialect. The Guangdong Provincial Education Department created an official romanisation of Meixian Hakka dialect in 1960, one of four languages receiving this status in Guangdong. Generally speaking, there are five spoken Hakka dialects in Taiwan's Hakka communities scattered around the island. They are the Four County Hakka Dialect, spoken in Miaoli, Kaohsiung and Pingtung's Lu Du, Taoyuan's Chungli, Pingcheng and Lungtan; Sea-Land Hakka Dialect, spoken in Hsinchu, Taoyuan's Kuanyin, Hsinouk, Yangmei and part of Miaoli; Tapu Hakka Dialect, spoken in Fungyuan's Shihkang, Tungshih and Hsinser; Yaoping Hakka Dialect, spoken in part of Changhua, Yuanlin and Chiayi; Shao-an Hakka Dialect, spoken in Chungli, Tachi, west of Silo. Among the five dialects, the Four County Dialect is the most popular Hakka dialect in Taiwan and is considered by the world as the "standard" Hakka dialect. Broadcast announcements made on trains or MRT are all in Four County Hakka Dialect. The Sea-Land Hakka Dialect came in second in popularity while the Tapu, Yaoping and Shao-an dialects, affected by other dialects, were hardly heard as less and less people use them. Ex-U.S. army library copy with its stamp on inside front cover [ DL - IV ].
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Catalogue: China
Keywords: Weblists2 Wim Meeuws China Chinese Asian Languages Rofe

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