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Title: Javaansche spraakkunst, door wijlen A.D. Cornets de Groot; uitgegeven in naam en op verzoek van het Bataviasche Genootschap van kunsten en wetenschappen, door J.F.C. Gericke, directeur van het Javaansch Instituut te Soerakarta.
Description: Batavia, Ter Lands Drukkerij, 1833. W. lith. title of the "Verhandelingen". Original limp printed brds., spine splitting. (XII, 232 pp.). (II (lith. title), VI (preface), XII (intr. and contents), 232 pp.). (unopened.). (Published as vol. 15 in the transactions of the 'Batavian Society of Arts and Sciences', May 1833). First edition. Uhlenbeck, p. 44 and p. 82: 'The grammar left by the gifted Cornets de Groot after his untimely death in 1829 at the age of 25, was, even in its unfinished state, a remarkable work and no doubt the most valuable of the four grammars of the early thirties.': Smith Diehl, Printers and printing in the East Indies to 1850, Vol. I, Batavia, p. 170 and 214/15: 'Cornets de Groot's "Javaansche spraakkunst", which Dr. Gericke edited, was the first publication from the Batavia Government Press to use Javanese letters. Gericke is in the small group of linguists, well-trained and curious, who came to Asia under religious auspices but who devoted their lives to language and intercultural studies. Dr. Gericke was director of the Institute of Javanese Studies at Surakarta, a government institution.': Van der Chijs, Proeve eener Ned. Indische bibl. (1659 - 1870), p. 32:

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Price: EUR 600.00 = appr. US$ 652.11 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
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