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The Oriental Linguist, an Easy and Familiar Introduction to the Popular Language of Hindoostan ; [Vulgarly, But Improperly Called the Moors:] Comprising the Rudiments of That Tongue, With an Extensive Vocabulary, English and Hindoostanee, and Hindoostanee and English: Accompanied With Some Plain And Useful Dialogues, Tales, Poems, &c., To Illustrate the Construction And Facilitate the Acquisition of the Language. To Which Is Added, For the Accommodation of the Army, the English and Hindoostanee Part of the Articles of War (From Col. William Scott's Translation,) With Practical Notes and Observations by  John Borthwick] [Gilchrist - 1798 - from James Cummins Bookseller and Biblio.com

The Oriental Linguist, an Easy and Familiar Introduction to the Popular Language of Hindoostan ; [Vulgarly, But Improperly Called the Moors:] Comprising the Rudiments of That Tongue, With an Extensive Vocabulary, English and Hindoostanee, and Hindoostanee and English: Accompanied With Some Plain And Useful Dialogues, Tales, Poems, &c., To Illustrate the Construction And Facilitate the Acquisition of the Language. To Which Is Added, For the Accommodation of the Army, the English and Hindoostanee Part of the Articles of War (From Col. William Scott's Translation,) With Practical Notes and Observations

by [Gilchrist, John Borthwick]

Condition: Old calf. Title page with old repair to margins and gutter, some marginal worming, first and last few leaves rough at edges


Calcutta: Printed by Thomson, Ferris, and Greenway, 1798. [A]-C,[*],b-c,B-2K,[**],C-E,2L-2O. Pp. [4], ix, [x, blank], [2, advertisement and addenda], [xi]-xviii, 160 [of 162] pp. 1 vols. Small folio. Old calf. Title page with old repair to margins and gutter, some marginal worming, first and last few leaves rough at edges. [A]-C,[*],b-c,B-2K,[**],C-E,2L-2O. Pp. [4], ix, [x, blank], [2, advertisement and addenda], [xi]-xviii, 160 [of 162] pp. 1 vols. Small folio. Lacking the last leaf of music (supplied in photocopy facsimile from the Ferris and Greenway setting, where this appears as pp. 162-3). Fascinating early dictionary and handbook of Hindustani (Urdu). Shaw 334. OCLC: 839404249 (ULB Sachsen Anhalt); ESTC T96803 (BL, Kongelige Bibliotek, Copenhagen)


  • Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 316342
  • Title: The Oriental Linguist, an Easy and Familiar Introduction to the Popular Language of Hindoostan ; [Vulgarly, But Improperly Called the Moors:] Comprising the Rudiments of That Tongue, With an Extensive Vocabulary, English and Hindoostanee, and Hindoostanee and English: Accompanied With Some Plain And Useful Dialogues, Tales, Poems, &c., To Illustrate the Construction And Facilitate the Acquisition of the Language. To Which Is Added, For the Accommodation of the Army, the English and Hindoostanee Part of the Articles of War (From Col. William Scott's Translation,) With Practical Notes and Observations
  • Author: [Gilchrist, John Borthwick]
  • Format/binding: [A]-C,[*],b-c,B-2K,[**],C-E,2L-2O. Pp. [4], ix, [x, blank], [2, advertisement and addenda], [xi]-xviii, 160 [of 162] pp. 1 vols.
  • Book condition: Used - Old calf. Title page with old repair to margins and gutter, some marginal worming, first and last few leaves rough at edges
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Publisher: Printed by Thomson, Ferris, and Greenway
  • Place: Calcutta
  • Date published: 1798
  • Keywords: Specialized | India
  • Bookseller catalogs: History, Travel & Geography; Language & Dictionaries;

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