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ALFABETO MANUALE DE' SORDI-MUTI [caption title]
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ALFABETO MANUALE DE' SORDI-MUTI [caption title]

By Bossi, Giovanni

[Milan?], 1825. First Edition. Broadside. Good. Broadside, approximately 16 x 24 cm. Unevenly trimmed, early folds and creases, small chip in lower margin (not affecting text or image). Portion of manuscript character (from inscription otherwise trimmed away) touching title, small inkstain (approximately 5 x 4 mm) in center of table, some wear and minor soiling. Good. Pictorial table of the "Manual Alphabet of the Deaf-Mute," drawn and engraved in 1825 by Giovanni Bossi, who was himself deaf and mute. This is evidently the first printing of Bossi's table, which was adapted and re-engraved three years later for Giuseppe Bagutti's book, SU LO STATO FISICO INTELLETTUALE E MORALE, SU L'ISTRUZIONE E I DIRITTI LEGALI DEI SORDI E MUTI... (Milan, 1828). No copies located on OCLC. Scarce.

$450.00

KRAITHT E JUUC KE DWALK  N DIAAL
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KRAITHT E JUUC KE DWALK N DIAAL

By Macintyre, John Lester

Nasser, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan: American Mission (W. Heffer & Sons Ltd., Cambridge, England, printers), 1931. First edition in Nuer language. Softcover. Very good. Original printed wrappers, stapled. vii,31,[1] pp. In Nuer and English. Minor soiling, rear wrapper creased, very good. A rare missionary tract and early example of printing in the Nuer writing system of Sudan and western Ethiopia, which had been established in its final form in 1928. The work was originally composed in English by John Lester McIntyre, a missionary based for most of his career in West Africa, as an aid for fellow Christian missionaries working among African animists "in danger of going over to Islam." Translated with the help of three Nuer people named in the anonymous translator's note, this edition was published by the American Mission in what is now the town of Nasir in South Sudan. OCLC records no copies of this or any other non-lexicographical work printed in the Nuer writing system before 1935.

$125.00

SUPPLEMENT TO THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ORIENTAL SOCIETY. . . NUMBER 16 APRIL-JUNE 1953 : THE PHONEMES OF ANCIENT CHINESE
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SUPPLEMENT TO THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ORIENTAL SOCIETY. . . NUMBER 16 APRIL-JUNE 1953 : THE PHONEMES OF ANCIENT CHINESE

By Martin, Samuel E.

Baltimore: American Oriental Society, 1953. First Edition. Softcover. Very good. [2],46 pp. Printed self-wrappers, stapled. Light dampstain in front wrapper along spine. Very good. Samuel Elmo Martin (1924-2009) was a noted professor of East Asian languages and linguistics at Yale, where he served as Professor of Far Eastern Linguistics from 1962 to 1994.

$30.00