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"A dictionary of the Malayan language in two parts, Malayan and English and English and Malayan."
Printed for the author by Cox and Baylis London: Printed for the author by Cox and Baylis. 1812. "First edition, 4to, pp. [4], xv, [1], 589 [1]; rebound in green buckram, spine gilt, new endpapers, ex-library with withdrawn stamps on front and back of title page, library numbers and residue from removed label at base of spine, else very good and sound. Well represented in institutions, but scarce in the trade. Marsden (1754-1836), orientalist and numismatist, ""during an eight years' residence in Sumatra, did good official service as sub-secretary, and afterwards as principal secretary, to the government. He amused his leisure hours by writing verses and by acting female parts in a theatre at Bencoolen built and chiefly managed by his brother. He also mastered the vernacular tongue, a study which bore fruit later,"" in the present volume (DNB)."
      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books ]
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