Item #138105 Outlines of a Grammar, Vocabulary, and Phraseology, of the Aboriginal Language of South Australia, spoken by the Natives in and for some distance around Adelaide. C. G. TEICHELMANN, C W. SCHURMANN.
Outlines of a Grammar, Vocabulary, and Phraseology, of the Aboriginal Language of South Australia, spoken by the Natives in and for some distance around Adelaide
Outlines of a Grammar, Vocabulary, and Phraseology, of the Aboriginal Language of South Australia, spoken by the Natives in and for some distance around Adelaide
Outlines of a Grammar, Vocabulary, and Phraseology, of the Aboriginal Language of South Australia, spoken by the Natives in and for some distance around Adelaide
Outlines of a Grammar, Vocabulary, and Phraseology, of the Aboriginal Language of South Australia, spoken by the Natives in and for some distance around Adelaide

Outlines of a Grammar, Vocabulary, and Phraseology, of the Aboriginal Language of South Australia, spoken by the Natives in and for some distance around Adelaide

Adelaide, 'Published by the Authors at the native location' [and printed by Robert Thomas and Co., Hindley Street, Adelaide], 1840.

Octavo, [vi] (fourth and fifth pages blank, sixth page errata), [iv]-viii, [ii] (sectional half-title, verso blank), 24, [ii] (sectional half-title, verso blank), 76 pages.

Early half calf and marbled papered boards (bound without the original wrappers), the spine gilt in compartments with contrasting leather titling-pieces; brown patterned cloth mounted on the leather near the spine on both sides (a later embellishment that serves no obvious purpose); edges lightly speckled red; paper lightly tanned, with minimal light scattered foxing; a photocopy of an 1840s map of Eastern Australia is mounted on the front pastedown, and portraits of an Indigenous Australian man and woman (clipped from a unidentified nineteenth-century publication) are mounted on the rear endpaper.

A rare and important early Adelaide publication, and among the earliest and most extensive works of its kind; the vocabulary and phraseology run to 76 pages. Ferguson 3102 (with slight variations to the preliminary pagination, but definitely in error in omitting the 26 pages of grammar).

Item #138105

Price (AUD): $3,000.00