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New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids

Published by Stichting Nieuwe West-Indische Gids, Utrecht, Nederland, 1983
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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first and only edition and printing (not stated); soft covers; New West Indian Guide Vol. 57 no. 1&2 (1983), vol 71 no 1&2 and 3&4 (1997), vol 72 no 1&2 and 3&4 (1998), vol 73 no 1&2 and 3&4 (1999), vol 74 no 1&2 and 3&4 (2000), vol 75 no 1&2 and 3&4 (2001), vol 76 no 1&2 (2002), 12 issues in all, all at least Near Fine, many As New; will sell individual issues at $35 each, or as a set; even though this periodical is also catalogued under its Dutch title 'Nieuwe West-Indische Gids' the sole languge of the journal is English; for collectors interested in Caribbean creole and indigenous languages, there are many original contributions, such as Vol. 57, nos 1&2 contributions by Mintz, Craton, and Bilby, the latter entitled 'How the "older heads" talk: A Jamaican Maroon spirit possession language and its relationship to the creoles of Suriname and Sierra Leone', pp. 37 - 88; Bilby's perceptive study provides strong new evidence of the link of 'deep' creole in Jamaica to the Surinamese creoles and Krio in West Africa ); covers are red, white, and blue with contrastive lettering; 24 x 16 cm. Bookseller Inventory # 001869

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Title: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische...

Publisher: Stichting Nieuwe West-Indische Gids, Utrecht, Nederland

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Edition

Book Type: Publishers' Complimentary Copy

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Triple G Books is owned and operated by an emeritus professor of linguistics, who was also an ardent book collector over the period 1954 to 2007. Books for sale range from linguistics, pidgin & creole languages, sociolinguistics, anthropology, education, and comparative religion through modern first editions and German and Scandinavian books. A number of the books are valuable and hard to find, as for example a 1/2-leather-bound first edition of Alfred Russell Wallace's The Malay Archipelago (2 vols.), recently sold for presentation to the Mayor of London on his visit to Malaysia, and a first edition of H. G. Wells' The Time Machine, a novel of the 19th century pointing to a scary future, a continuing revelation to me. Triple G Books stands back of its books in every way.

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