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Jacob Ludwig Döhne

Zulu Kafir Dictionary Etymologically Explained

Published: G. J. Pike's Machine Printing Office, Cape Town, 1857

Edition: First

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Arguably the first comprehensive South African language Dictionary. It was prepared  by Jacob Ludwig Döhne, who spent many years in Natal (KZN). A rare book, printed in Cape Town.

Mendelssohn's Bibliography 1, p. 476. "By far the most comprehensive work of this description issued up to this period. The author was engaged in the compilation whilst pursuing his missionary labours in Kaffraria and Natal, over a period of about twenty years"

xlii, 417pp. Rebound in half leather with original marbled boards, that show some mild shelf wear. Foxed endpapers. Stamp of David Prigman and binders stamp of R Scott, Long Street, Cape Town. 

Text in fine condition

  • Overall Condition: Very good - rebound
  • Size: 8 vo
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