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.

Nineteenth century plain blue wrappers (identical to the material used for the original plain wrappers); title page very lightly foxed and dusty; a few minor corner creases; small inkspot to one page; an excellent copy.

A rare and important early Adelaide publication, and among the earliest and 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 #81903

Price: $3,500.00