This lot comprises the following two books:
1. William Binnington Boyce, A GRAMMAR OF THE K.....R LANGUAGE
The second and improved edition of this scarce early treatise on South African indigenous language, being the first published grammar of a Bantu language in South Africa. 8vo. Wesleyan Mission Society, London, 1844 8vo. xii. 229pp. In the original cloth. From the prestigious Hosken library with his ex-libris on the front pastedown. SABIB Vol. 1, Page 267.
Some light spotting of the edges but internally a very clean, unmarked, unfoxed and tight copy.
2. W.H. I. Bleek, A COMPARATIVE GRAMMAR OF SOUTH AFRICAN LANGUAGES
The scarce first one volume edition of this important work, the two parts bound in one volume. Trubner & Co., London. 1888. xii, 92 (xiii)-xxii, (93)-322. SABIB Vol. 1, Page212. In the original blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine.
Spine extremes a little frayed. Original dark brown endpapers with hinges slightly tender, otherwise internally very clean.
William Binnington Boyce (9 November 1804 - 8 March 1889) was an English-born philologist and clergyman and Wesleyan Missionary. He entered the Wesleyan ministry and in 1830 was sent to Buntingvale, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa with instructions to compile a grammar of the K....r language. He did this while working as a missionary and published it in 1834 under the title of A Grammar of the K...r Language (Spelt with one "f" in the first edition). A second edition, A Grammar of the K.....r Language expanded and improved with Vocabulary and Exercises by William J. Davis, was published in 1844, and a third in 1863. Boyce was recalled to England in 1843, serving at a church at Bolton, Lancashire for two years. He was then sent to Australia where he spent the rest of his life.
Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel Bleek (8 March 1827 - 17 August 1875) was a German linguist. His work included - Comparative Grammar of South African Languages and his great project jointly executed with Lucy Lloyd: The Bleek and Lloyd Archive of Xam and !kun texts. A short form of this eventually reached press with Specimens of Bushman Folklore, which Laurens van der Post drew on heavily. The grammar offered here is arguably his scarcest work.
- Binding Condition: Very Good
- Overall Condition: Very Good
- Size: 8vo.
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