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Oratio Dominica. Polyglottos, polymorphos [graece]. Nimirum, plus centum linguis, versionibus, aut characteribus reddita & expressa. Editio novissima, speciminibus variis quam priores comitatior.
London: prostant apud Dan. Brown, & W. Keblewhite, 1700. London: prostant apud Dan. Brown, & W. Keblewhite,, 1700. The Lord's Prayer in over a hundred languages Small quarto (197 x 144 mm). 20th-century mottled morocco by Zaehnsdorf, red morocco label, gilt in compartments, gilt fillets to covers, richly gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Bound without terminal blank. Contents clean with intermittent light browning. A very good copy. A remarkable publication, presenting the Lord's Prayer in over a hundred languages and dialects, a major exercise in comparative philology, and likewise offering a significant array of type specimens from multiple European and non-European languages. Wing attributes the work to the learned printer Benjamin Motte the elder. Alongside the major European languages, the prayer is presented in languages including Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Slavonic, Hindi, Ethiopian, and Chinese, and also presented in ancient languages including Gothic, Runic, and Anglo Saxon. Of particular interest is the inclusion of the prayer in Native American languages given as Mexican, Poconchi, and Virginian. The prayers are chiefly set with type, with a smaller number using engravings where such type specimens were then non-existent and unprocurable in Britain, including Chinese, Georgian, and Armenian. Phonetic transliterations are given beneath many of the languages. The collection finishes with the word "father" presented in each language. Stated as "editio novissima", this is the second polyglot Lord's Prayer published in Britain, preceded only by an Oxford … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]

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