ANVISNING TILL ISLANDSKAN ELLER NORDISKA FORNSPRAKET

RASK , ERASMUS CHRISTIAN

Published by OLOF GRAHN, STOCKHOLM, 1818
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Title: ANVISNING TILL ISLANDSKAN ELLER NORDISKA ...

Publisher: OLOF GRAHN, STOCKHOLM

Publication Date: 1818

Binding: STIFF WRAPS

Book Condition: FAIR+

Edition: FIRST EDITION.

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XXVIII + 298 PAGES,ENGRAVED PLATE OF ALPHABETS; ORIGINAL STIFF DRAB PAPER WRAPS, SPINE MISSING BOTTOM 2". 10 RELATED BOOK LISTINGS ARE GLUED TO THE INSIDE FRONT COVER. A LAID IN CLIPPING INDICATES "THE CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE GREAT MASTER OF TEUTONIC PHILOLOGY, JACOB GRIMM AND HIS NOW ALMOST FORGOTTEN CONTEMPORARY, (F.D.) GRATER ., WE FIND GRIMM COMPLAINING THAT THE COPY OF RASK'S ICELANDIC GRAMMAR PROMISED HIM BY GRATER HAS NOT TURNED UP, AND ASKING HIM FOR ANOTHER." THE FOLLOWING IS PIRATED INFORMATION: FIRST SWEDISH EDITION OF RASK'S FIRST BOOK, TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL DANISH 1811, WITH EXTENSIVE AND IMPORTANT REVISIONS BY RASK HIMSELF. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS IN PHILOLOGICAL SCIENCE. THIS GRAMMAR OF THE ICELANDIC OR OLD NORDIC LANGUAGE "WAS THE FIRST OF AN IMPORTANT SERIES OF PUBLICATIONS WHICH QUALIFY RASK AS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE MODERN SCIENCE OF LANGUAGE. THE INTEREST THAT HIS WRITINGS AROUSED IN THE ANCIENT SCANDINAVIAN TONGUES DIRECTED ATTENTION TO THEIR LITERATURE . HE DISCOVERED THE CORRESPONDENCE OF CONSONANT RELATIONS BETWEEN THE INDO-EUROPEAN LANGUAGES, WHICH LED TO JACOB GRIMM TO FORMULATE THE RULES UNDERLYING THE GERMANIC AS WELL AS THE HIGH-GERMAN SOUND-SHIFTS" (PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN, 266). THIS SWEDISH EDITION WAS THE BASIS OF THE ENGLISH EDITION TRANSLATED BY GEORGE WEBBE DASENT IN 1843. VATER, P. 185. Size: OCTAVO. Bookseller Inventory # 01081

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