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[BURMA].
Alphabetum barmanorum seu regni avensis. Rome, typis Sac. Congregationis de Propagande Fide, 1787.
. Small 8vo. Pp. xvi (incl. one blank leaf), 64. With text in Pali written in Burmese script within woodcut ornamental border throughout. With one folding engraved plate signed G. Expilly. Near contemporary half calf on tree marbled boards, spine decorated in gilt and with title label. Beautiful decorated endpapers. Bookplate. Second edition (first 1776) of the first work to be printed with Burmese characters. The types were partly recast in this edition, and the text rewritten by Cajetanus Mantegatius and Johannes Percotius. Birrell & Garnett 21. Birrell & Garnett 21. Cordier BI 351. Herbert & Milner: "South-East Asia. Languages and literatures", pp. 9. Smitskamp PO 212.
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Book number: 38002
€  800.00 [Appr.: US$ 905.05 | £UK 684 | JP 102062]
Catalogue: Southeast Asia
Keywords: Southeast Asia, burma, burmese, pali, language, alphabet, langue, linguistic, grammar, asia, asiatic, asien, asie, far east. east, eastern,

 
[CHOFFIN, DAVID ÉSTIENNE]:
Amusemens philologiques: ou mélange agréable de diverses pieces, Concernant l'histoire des personnes célébres, les evènemens mémorables, les usages & les monumens des anciens, la morale, la mythologie, & l'histoire naturelle. Two volumes. Halle 1755 & 1757.
. Pp. (xxx), 480; (xxii), 448, table (30). With titles printed in red and black, 2 engraved frontispieces and 9 engraved plates. Including plates of the coffee, tea and cacao plants. Contemporary half calf, worn, joints cracked. Choffin (1703-73) was a French linguist and professor at Halle. This work was repinted many times. Barbier i,160. Cf Cioranescu 19541.
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Book number: 18024
€  220.00 [Appr.: US$ 248.89 | £UK 188.25 | JP 28067]
Catalogue: Language
Keywords: Language, natural history, coffee, tea, cacao, ethnography, language, langue, linguistic

 
[JAPAN - SCHOOLBOOK].
Anec-Dote. A Book of Lessons for the Use of Schools. Published by Permission of the School Kaiseijo. Second edition. Numadz, Itiro W.N. & Co., Meiji 4th (1871).
. Small 8vo. (ii), 42. Text in English. With Japanese title and Japanese list of content printed on pastedowns. Sewn as issued in original wrappers, printed title label on front cover, stained, internally fine. With some red chop stamps. Comprises short essays about Columbus' discoveries of America; Peter the Great; Isaac Newton; the astronomer James Ferguson; and the French Revolution. At this time the school of Kaiseijo was the main institution of Western learning sponsored by the shogunate. Seems scarce.
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Book number: 121083
€  480.00 [Appr.: US$ 543.03 | £UK 410.5 | JP 61237]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, japon, japnese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, language, linguistic, langue, schoolbook, literature,

 [JONES, SIR WILLIAM] (Ed.):, Asiatick Researches: or, Transactions of the Society, Instituted in Bengal, for Inquiring into History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences, and Literature, of Asia. Volumes I-II. Calcutta, printed and sold by Manuel Cantopher, 1788 [-89] - 1790 [-91].
[JONES, SIR WILLIAM] (Ed.):
Asiatick Researches: or, Transactions of the Society, Instituted in Bengal, for Inquiring into History and Antiquities, the Arts, Sciences, and Literature, of Asia. Volumes I-II. Calcutta, printed and sold by Manuel Cantopher, 1788 [-89] - 1790 [-91].
. 4to. Pp. xvi, 465, (1) and 34 engraved plates: pp. (iv), 502, (1) and 11 engraved plates and two folding tables. Some browning along outer edges and partly with some minor staining. Half calf on marbled paper boards, spines with five raised bands and title labels. Beautifully rebound to period style by Bernard Middleton. First edition. First two volumes of the scarce Calcutta edition supervised by Sir William Jones (1746-94) who also contributed with several important papers. The Asiatick Researches was the original journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal founded in 1784 by Sir William Jones under the patronage of Warren Hastings. Jones was made the President of the Society and held the post until his death. He was a linguistic prodigy and by the end of his life he knew thirteen languages thoroughly. His important paper "On the Hindus" (here included) proposed the existence of a relationship among Indo-European languages. Other papers included are: Pearse's "Astronomical Observations in Fort William, and Between Madras and Calcutta"; "Some Account of the Sculptures and Ruins at Mavalipuram" by William Chambers; "Translation of a Sanscrit Inscription, copied from a Stone at Boodha-Gaya by Mr. Wilmot, 1785" translated by Charles Wilkins; "On the Antiquity of the Indian Zodiack" by William Jones; Turner's account on Tibet; and many more. A few papers are devoted to languages and include several linguistic plates. Graham Shaw, Printing in Calcutta to 1800, nr. 128 & 172. PMM 235 ("On the Hindus").
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Book number: 99777
€  6000.00 [Appr.: US$ 6787.87 | £UK 5129.25 | JP 765466]
Catalogue: South Asia
Keywords: South Asia, india, indian, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, language, langue, lingustic, bengal,

 
[WALLIN, GEORG AUGUST (ED.) / IBN MALIK / BADR AL-DIN IBN MALIK]:
Badr al-Din Muhammad & Jamal al-Din Muhammad Ibn 'Abdullah Ibn Malik Sharh Badr al-Din 'ala qasida walidihi al-'ulama Ibn Malik al-mashura bi-lamiyat al-af'al. Helinski, F. Liewendal, 1851.
. 12mo. Pp. (1), 41. With lithographed naskh script, 17 lines on each page within a black border. Stab-sewn as issued. A rare edition of the Lamiyat al-Af'al' by the renowned Arab grammarian Ibn Malik together with a commentary by his son Badr al-Din. Edited by Georg Wallin, acclaimed Finnish orientalist and Arabian scholar. Lamiyat al-Af'al' is a metrical work of ilm al-sarf (the science of morphology) in Arabic grammar. Ibn Malik (Abu 'Abd Allah Jamal al-Din Muhammad) (1204-74) was born in Andalusia and moved East to study in Aleppo. He finally settled in Damascus where he taught language, literature, Koranic recitation etc. He is mainly known for his versification of textbooks, the most famous being a poem titled al-Alfiya. Ibn Malik's grammatical works were core texts in a traditional Islamic curriculum, particularly in Egypt, where Wallin spent eighteen months living as a Muslim in 1844-5. This text was presumably lithographed because of lack of Arabic types in Helsinki. We have only found one listed library copy, at British Library. See Encyclopedia of Arabic literature, p. 347. Zenker BO II, 121.
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Book number: 121116
€  2000.00 [Appr.: US$ 2262.62 | £UK 1709.75 | JP 255155]
Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, Arabic, syria, syrian, grammar, language langue, literature, prose,

 
[DEAF-MUTE].
[DEAF-MUTE]. Underdånigt betänkande och förslag till döfstummeundervisningens ordnande afgifvet af dertill i nåder utsedde komiterade den 15 augusti 1878. Stockholm, Kongl. Boktryckeriet, 1878.
. 4to. Pp. 140. Later boards. Bookplate (Trolleholms Bibliotek). A report and recommendation of regulations for the deaf-mute education in Sweden.
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Book number: 38044
€  200.00 [Appr.: US$ 226.26 | £UK 171 | JP 25516]
Catalogue: Language
Keywords: Language, deaf, deaf-mutes, sign language, language, linguistic, langue

 
[PHRASE BOOK].
An English Chinese and Japanese Conversation. Nichi-kan-ei gogen goheki. Tokyo, Yamada Tashiro, 1915 (Taisho 4).
. Oblong 8vo. Size: 13 x 19 cm. Pp. (viii), viii, 195, (1) blank, (1). Characters written in three columns, also including phonetics. Contemporary half cloth on marbled paper boards, title lettered in gilt on spine, somewhat rubbed. Inscriptions to front free endpaper and some annotations in the text. Third edition (first 1888). The first part comprises a vocabulary divided by subjects. The second part contains conversation helpful for visitors and traders to be used in different situations. Scarce. Only one copy of a 1906 edition recorded in OCLC.
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Book number: 120028
€  850.00 [Appr.: US$ 961.62 | £UK 726.75 | JP 108441]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, japan, china, japanese, chinese, japon, chine, asia, asie, asiatic, vocabulary, language, langue, lingusitic,

 
[HINDUSTANI].
Gramatica Indostana a mais vulgar que se practica no Imperio do gram Mogol offrecida aos muitos reverendos padres missionarios do ditto Imperio. Roma, Propaganda Fide, 1778.
. Pp. 136, (2) + last leaf blank. Woodcut vignette on title and a few more. Small wormhole in one leaf (pp. 5/6). Uncut copy in contemporary wrappers. First edition of a Jesuit study of the Hindustani language prepared for the use of Portugese missionaries working in Northern India.
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Book number: 120552
€  800.00 [Appr.: US$ 905.05 | £UK 684 | JP 102062]
Catalogue: South Asia
Keywords: South Asia, india, inde, indian,indiska, language, langue, linguistic, hindustani,

 [WOLOF LANGUAGE]., Guide de la conversation français-volof. Dakar (Sénégal), Saint Joseph de Ngasobil, Mission Catholique, 1907.
[WOLOF LANGUAGE].
Guide de la conversation français-volof. Dakar (Sénégal), Saint Joseph de Ngasobil, Mission Catholique, 1907.
. 24mo. Pp. xvi, 167, (1). Original printed boards, cloth spine. Faint stamp on upper cover and title. A rare, small guide treating the Wolof language, the most common language spoken in Senegal, but also spoken in the Gambia and Mauritania. It's mainly an oral language and therefore there are many different variants of spelling. This guide includes a dictionary, a small treatise on conjugation and a selection of basic phrases. It was printed at the mission of St. Joseph Ngazobil, south of Dakar. Not in Vater.
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Book number: 100690
€  850.00 [Appr.: US$ 961.62 | £UK 726.75 | JP 108441]
Catalogue: Africa
Keywords: Africa, wolof, volof, dakar, senegal, afirca, afrika, afrique, language, langue, linguistic

 [HINDUSTANI / AMADUZZI, GIOVANNI CRISTOFORO] (Ed.):, [HINDUSTANI] Alphabetum brammhanicum seu Indostanum Universitatis Kasi. Romae, Typis Sac. Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1771.
[HINDUSTANI / AMADUZZI, GIOVANNI CRISTOFORO] (Ed.):
[HINDUSTANI] Alphabetum brammhanicum seu Indostanum Universitatis Kasi. Romae, Typis Sac. Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1771.
. Pp. (xx), 152. Text in Hindustani (Hindi) with interlinear Latin text. Old half green morocco, flat gilt spine. First edition of an important type specimen of the Hindustani language. It includes the Lord's Prayer, the Ave Maria and the Apostles' Creed and treats the language and script used at the University of Kas or Benares, in the Indian province of Bihar. The script is rendered in Kaithi characters, a more current form of the Nagari characters, and was written by Cassianus da Macerata Beligatti (1708-91). The types were cut already at the start of the Propaganda Press but not used until a century later. They were first displayed in Georgius' "Alphabetum Tibetanum" of 1759. Birrel & Garnett 12. Updike, Printing Types I, (1951), pp 181-3. Smitskamp PO 206.
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Book number: 13122
€  1000.00 [Appr.: US$ 1131.31 | £UK 855 | JP 127578]
Catalogue: South Asia
Keywords: South Asia, asia, asie, asien, orient, east, asiatica, india, central asia, east india, south asia, indien, hindustani, hindi, sanskrit, language, langue, linguistic

 [MARCEL, JEAN JOSEPH]  [SABBAGH, MICHEL]:, Hommage au Grand-Juge Ministre de la Justice, visitant l'Imprimerie de la Republique le 23 Messidor an XI (= Oct. 9 1803). [Paris 1803].
[MARCEL, JEAN JOSEPH] [SABBAGH, MICHEL]:
Hommage au Grand-Juge Ministre de la Justice, visitant l'Imprimerie de la Republique le 23 Messidor an XI (= Oct. 9 1803). [Paris 1803].
. Folio. Pp. (12). Comprising title, a 3 pages dedication by Marcel, one page "Insigne typici musaei attributum", and an "Ode Arabe, son excellence le Grand-Juge Ministre la Justice" in Arabic and with a French translation. Text printed within wood cut decorated border. Contemporary boards, worn. Inscriptions on front paste down: "ex libris D' Marcel" and the signature Belin, dated 1831.A typographical "Tour de force". According to Schnurrer the author is Michael Sabbagh. Jean Joseph Marcel was in charge of the Imprimerie Nationale at the time and superintendent the production of an "Oratio Dominica" including numerous exotic types cut by himself. Schnurrer, Bibl. Arabica, p. 493.
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Book number: 100585
€  2500.00 [Appr.: US$ 2828.28 | £UK 2137.25 | JP 318944]
Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, arabic, arabia, language, langue, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, linguistic, typespecimen

 
[KAZAN IMPRINT].
Kratkii Tatarsko-Russkii i Slaviano-Tatarskii Slovar s Pribavleniem Osnovanii Russkoi Grammatiki. (A Brief Tatar-Russian and Slavic-Tatar Dictionary With Addition of the Foundations of Russian Grammar). Published by Orthodox Missionary Society. Fourth edition. Kazan, Typ. M.A. Chirkovoi, 1888.
. Pp. 96. Original printed wrappers, fragile, spine restored. Old ownership signature on verso of front wrapper and Finnish library stamp on title. A rare bilingual dictionary with transliteration of the Tatar words by Cyrillic type. The work is structured by subject, such as parts of the human body, family, professions, seasons, animals, plants, foods, colours, clothes, measures, etc. At end a brief grammar presenting the main rules of Russian and Tatar languages. This dictionary was published in Kazan, capital of Russian Tatarstan, which became an important centre for Oriental studies in Russia. Religious and spiritual literature in local languages based on Cytilic type were printed here. No copies found in OCLC.
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Book number: 100117
€  1000.00 [Appr.: US$ 1131.31 | £UK 855 | JP 127578]
Catalogue: Europe
Keywords: Europe, russia, russe, russian, language, linguistic, langue, tatar, tataric, tatarstan

 
[CIBOT, PIERRE-MARTIAL]:
Lettre de Pekin, sur le génie de la langue chinoise et la nature de leur écriture symbolique comparée avec celle des anciens égyptiens ... On y a joint l'extrait de deux ouvrages nouveau de Mr. de Guignes relatifs aux mêmes matières. Bruxelles, J.L. de Boubers, 1773.
. Small 4to. Pp. xxxviii, 46, (i), (6). Complete with 29 engravings (numbered I, II and XX-XLV). Contemporary half calf on marbled paper boards, worn. Library markings on front paste down. First edition of Cibot's letter dealing with Needham's Hypothesies on the resemblance of Chinese characters to Egyptian hieroglyphics. The preface is written by John Tuberville Needham which was previously published in the Philosophical Transactions. The first section includes an "Extrait du Journal des savans, sur Le Chou-King", published by J. de Guignes in 1770. The engraved plates depict ancient Egyptian and Chinese characters and symbols, and a few of ancient objects. Cordier BS 1735-6. De Backer-Sommervogel II, col. 1168. Lwendahl 568. Morrison II, 46.
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Book number: 120497
€  1900.00 [Appr.: US$ 2149.49 | £UK 1624.25 | JP 242397]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, china, chine, chinese, kina, asia, asie, asien, asitic, language, langue, linguistic,

 
[BEIRUT IMPRINT].
Linguae syriacae grammatica et chrestomathiola cum glossario scholis accommodata. Auctore H.G.S.J. Berythi Phoeniciorum, typographia Pp. Soc. Jesu, 1890.
. Pp. 88 (4); 54 (5); 36, (2). Comprising three parts; grammatica, chrestomathia and glossarium. Contemporary half vellum, title label on spine, rubbed, short split to upper part of front hinge. Mission stamp on title. A scarce work on the Syriac language published by the Jesuits in Beirut, probably at St. Joseph's University.
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Book number: 38031
€  650.00 [Appr.: US$ 735.35 | £UK 555.75 | JP 82925]
Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, syria, syriac, language, langue, linguistic, near east, east, eastern, asia, asiatic, asie, asien,

 
[BORDELON, LAURENT]:
The management of the tongue. Under these following heads. 1. Of conversation. 2. The babbler. 3. The silent man. 4. The witty man. 5. The droll. 6. The jester. 7. The disputer. 8. The opinionater. (&c.). Done out of French. London, by D. Leach for N. Rhodes, 1706.
. Pp. (xxiv), 272. Modern marbled boards, calf spine with five raised bands and red title label. First English edition of a collection of aphorisms and apothegms originally published in French in 1705. Containing 27 different 'characters' including the flatterer, the ill tongue, the promiser, the instructor, the language of love, etc. "There is nothing more easy than to speak; and therefor we see many great and fine speakers: There is nothing more difficult than to do; and therefor we see very few doers". (introduction). Cioranescu 42888.
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Book number: 35053
€  570.00 [Appr.: US$ 644.85 | £UK 487.5 | JP 72719]
Catalogue: Language
Keywords: Language, language, linguistics, languages

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