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  • Duglison, Robley, M.D.
    A Public Discourse in Commemoration of Peter S. Du Ponceau, LL.D. Late President of the American Philosophical Society, Delivered Before the Society Pursuant to Appointment, on the 25th of October, 1844

    Philadelphia: Printed for the American Philosophical Society, 1844. Octavo (23 cm) in original green printed wraps; 44 pp. In ink on front cover: "J. S. Da Costa Macedo, Lisbon." Light damp stain to lower inner corner of text, small creases at top outer corner, VG clean and unworn otherwise. Peter Stephen Du Ponceau (1760-1844), having emigrated from France to America as a young man of seventeen in 1777, served as secretary to Baron von Steuben with the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War, during which time he became acquainted with Alexander Hamilton, the Marquis de Lafayette, James Monroe, and other notables. After the war, he settled in Philadelphia, where he became a respected lawyer and a pioneering linguist and…

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    Philadelphia: Printed for the American Philosophical Society, 1844. Octavo (23 cm) in original green printed wraps; 44 pp. In ink on front cover: "J. S. Da Costa Macedo, Lisbon." Light damp stain to lower inner corner of text, small creases at top outer corner, VG clean and unworn otherwise. Peter Stephen Du Ponceau (1760-1844), having emigrated from France to America as a young man of seventeen in 1777, served as secretary to Baron von Steuben with the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War, during which time he became acquainted with Alexander Hamilton, the Marquis de Lafayette, James Monroe, and other notables. After the war, he settled in Philadelphia, where he became a respected lawyer and a pioneering linguist and philologist especially noted for his study of the languages of Asia and the indigenous tribes of America. He joined the American Philosophical Society in 1791 and was its president from 1827 until his death. Includes a checklist of his publications. Macedo was Perpetual Secretary of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Lisbon. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.

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    Book ID: 50669
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  • LEHMAN, Winfred P., editor
    Syntactic Typology: Studies in the Phenomenology of Language

    Edition: First edition.

    Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1978. Octavo, blue cloth. pp xiv, 463, (3), indexed. VG+ clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy, no owner names or text marks. 1.5 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 31292
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  • MONCALM, M. (pseud. of Mme. de Wagner)
    THE ORIGIN OF THOUGHT AND SPEECH. Translated from the French by G.S. Whitmarsh.

    Edition: First UK edition

    London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1905. Green cloth. viii, (307), pp. Spine slightly tanned, sunned, page edges yellowed, else fine. The author cites Max Muller, Charles Darwin, and L. Noire as authors whose books she has consulted in writing this book.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 10472
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  • IZZO, Herbert J.
    TUSCAN & ETRUSCAN. The Problem of Linguistic Substratum Influence in Central Italy.

    Edition: First Edition

    University of Toronto Press, 1972. Black cloth, mulberry endpapers. [8], (239), pp. Fine copy, no previous owner marks. Price-clipped yellow dust jacket has fading to spine and upper margin of front panel; edge nicks and minor dust soiling; VG other wise. A refutation of the claim by many Romance scholars that some peculiarities of the modern Tuscan dialect are due to surviving influences of Etruscan.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 15997
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  • SONDER, Ambros, and Mina Grisch
    Vocabulari da Surmeir. Rumantsch-tudestg, tudestg-rumantsch.

    Coira (Chur), Switzerland: Leia Rumantscha, 1970. Octavo, blue cloth. Pp xl, 272, 192. Tidy ink name (date on other side) at top of front free endpaper, small corner crease to a few leaves, else fine.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 34519
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