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Author: BILDERDIJK, W. Title: Van het letterschrift.
Description: Rotterdam, J.Immerzeel, junior, 1820. 8vo. W. engraved title, 1 lith. plate and some textills. Original lightcol. brds., some rubbing, a few chips to spine & spine some age darkening. [*8, A - N8]. (XVI, 208). (UNCUT.). (Libr. st. on recto upper free endp. & verso engr. title.). (Owner's inscr. in ink on half title 'H.J.Boermans Student te Culenborg N136 Jare 1844 October 8' NNBWII, 146/65: Bilderdijk's fascination and preoccupation with language is described on pp. 159/61. He wrote some 30 publications on the subject of which the 'letterschrift' (in which he sought to explain the form of letters in relation to the speech organs) and the 1831 'woordvorsching' [not offered here] are of major importance. Very good copy. Divided into 1. 'Van de Gedaante der Letteren' 2. 'Van de orde der Letteren.' 3. Aanteekeningen en Byvoegselen' 4. 'Aanhangsel over de Signa Diacritica'
Keywords: lion cachet etymology letterform association
Price: EUR 175.00 = appr. US$ 190.20 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 9761