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A grammar of the Malayan language, with an introduction and praxis.
- London, printed for the author and sold by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1812.4to. Later blue buckram. L,(2),225 pp. First edition; with bookplate of Arthur Hereward Millard. - Famous Malay grammar by William Marsden (1754-1836). In the very profuse introduction he discusses a diversity of subjects, frequently only distantly connected with the Malay language. He reached Bencoolen on 30 May 1771. During an eight years' residence in Sumatra, Marsden did good official service as sub-secretary, and afterwards as principal secretary, to the government (DNB). - A landmark of European Malay scholarship . - (Foxed as usual). - A fine copy.Cordier, BI, 1405; Teeuw, A critical survey of studies on Malay and Bahasa Indonesia, p.16: great Malay grammar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje Rare Books (ILAB)]
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