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Forsøg til en forbedret grønlandsk grammatica
Copenhagen: C.F. Schubart, 1801. 8vo (18 cm, 7.1"). 388 pp. (209–213 bound in at end). An important early grammar and dictionary of Kalaallisut (or Kalatdlisut, an Eskimo–Aleut language spoken by Greenlandic Inuit), written by a Danish missionary and naturalist who explored Greenland from 1768 through 1773. This is the => expanded and corrected second edition, following the first of 1791; the text is printed in black-letter and roman with some italic. Pp. 209–13 are bound in at the back, as issued, being => four oversized, folding charts of Inuit verbs and their suffixes. Brunet (supplement) 476; Leclerc 2227; Pilling, Eskimo, 32; Pilling, Proof-sheets, 1254; Newberry Library, Ayer Indians, 54; Sabin 23603. 19th-century half sheep with marbled paper–covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped title; spine darkened (apparently deliberately), binding mildly scuffed overall, joints and extremities rubbed, front hinge (inside) tender. Front free endpaper with inked inscription dated [18]51. Pages age-toned. A complete, solid copy of an uncommon item.
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