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Bryant (Alfred)

A ZULU-ENGLISH DICTIONARY

Edition: First Edition

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With Notes on Pronunciation,

A revised Orthography and Derivations and Cognate Words from many Languages ;

Including also a Vocabulary of Hlonipa words, Tribal-names, &c,

A Synopsis of Zulu Grammar

And a Concise History of the Zulu People from the most Ancient Times.

First edition: 111* pages - History, 778 pages, rebound in quarter brown leather with orange cloth boards – slightly insect scarred in the front, half title page, titled gilt on the spine, a very good copy.

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography, volume 1, page 209: The author refers to the defect hitherto existing with regard to Zulu writing, and claims that this work "is an attempt to remove that defect by supplying a new and original method of orthography based on phonetic

principles." The Dictionary is the result of twelve years' labour, and contains nearly 20,000 words. The Sketch of the Origin and Early History of the Zulu People extends to fifty- four pages.

Published by P. Davis & Son, Maritzburg and Durban, J.C. Juta, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, and The Marianhall Mission Press, Pinetown in 1905

  • Overall Condition: A Very Good Copy
  • Size: 8vo (250 x180mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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