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Orientalisch- und occidentalischer Sprachmeister, welcher nicht allein hundert Alphabete nebst ihrer Aussprache, so bey denen meisten europ?isch- asiatisch- africanisch- und americanischen V?lckern und Nationen gebr?uchlich sind , sondern auch das Gebet des Herrn, in 200 Sprachen und Mund-Arten mit derselben Characteren und Lesung, nach einer geographischen Ordnung mittheilet.

Fritz, Johann Friedrich.

Published by Christian Friedrich Gessner, Leipzig, 1748
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Fascinating study of languages and linguistics as known and understood at the midpoint of the Century of Enlightenment. Includes numerous woodcut alphabets but unfortunately lacking most of the added plates of alphabets. Final 100 or so pages devoted to the Lord's Prayer in the languages of the world, including Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic, Anglo-Saxon, Nahuatl, Chinese, Singhalese, Siamese, Formosan, Croatian, Guarani, Mohican, Yiddish, Angolan, and "Virginian." 8vo. [11] ff., 219, [5], pp., 128 pp., [8] ff. , 1 fold. table, 10 (of 38) plates of exotic scripts. Sabin 78007; Alden & Landis 1748/69. Uncut copy. 19th-century half vellum. Waterstaining. Ex-library with call number blacked out on spine, bookplate on front pastedown, call number in pencil on verso of title-page. Lacks 28 of the small tipped in plates of exotic script. Bookseller Inventory # 19504

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Title: Orientalisch- und occidentalischer ...

Publisher: Christian Friedrich Gessner, Leipzig

Publication Date: 1748

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