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Ueber die Hawaiische Sprache. (Vorgelegt der Akademie der Wissenschaften am 12. Januar 1837). Unbound from: Philosophische, philologische und historische Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Aus dem Jahre 1837.
(Berlin, Königl. Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1839). - 97 pp. Very decorative, recent half morocco in contemporary style, spine on raised bands and richly gilt, marbled boards. 4to. Text cleaned. An excellent, very attractive copy!!***Chamisso, a very talented and skilled scientist, accompanied Otto von Kotzebue on his circumnavigation on the ship 'Rurik'. He was an untiring observer and collector of material. As such, he gathered a wealth of information on many fields of natural science like botany, zoology, meteorology, cartography and ethnography. One of his most famous works was his book on the Hawaiian language, which includes the very first grammar of the islands. After his return, he planned the publication of a comprehensive dictionary of the Hawaiian language, the first part of which was his 'Ueber die Hawaiische Sprache'. A few copies were sold as offprints at Weidmann publishers in Leipzig, incorporating a title but identical in its text. – Forbes 1035 (Weidmann edition). Book# cav28031434 [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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