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    "The 'Guide to the Icelandic or old Nordic Language' was the first of an important series of publications which qualify Rask as one of the founders of the modern science of language" (PMM)

    Rasmus Kristian Rask. Vejledning til det Islanske eller gamle Nordiske Sprog. Copenhagen: for Schuboth by J.R. Thiele 1811. First edition of this important language manual. [Bound With:] Danske Sproglaere fra engelsk oversat. Copenhagen: I.G. Salomon, 1837. First edition. Small octavo. Approximately 6.75 x 4 inches. lvi,282, [6], 56 pages. Bound in near contemporary half brown calf over marbled boards, spine ruled in black and gilt with two burgundy gilt morocco lettering labels. Joints cracking, some wear to binding, hinges starting, text toned and foxed. Still, very good. [Together With:] Erasmus [sic] Rask. A Grammar of the Icelandic or Old Norse Tongue. Translated into English by George Webbe Dasent. London: William Pickering and Frankfurt: Jaeger's Library, 1843. First edition in English. Octavo. viii, [274], [1, Errata], [1, blank] pages. In later (twentieth-century) binding of plain paper over boards, printed paper label on spine. Original wrappers bound-in. Binding is sunned and rubbed, wrappers are worn and somewhat soiled, rear wrapper has a tear with a tape repair, text foxed. Still, very good.

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    "He was the first to study the ancient Nordic languages systematically. He discovered the correspondence of consonant relations between the Indo-European languages which led Jacob Grimm to formulate the rules underlying the Germanic as well as the High-German sound-shifts... During his journeys to Russia and Persia he collected valuable Avesta and Pali manuscripts which he gave to the Royal Library in Copenhagen of which he was librarian, and thereby promoted the study of Asian branches of the Indo-European family of languages" [PMM].

    Printing and the Mind of Man 266.



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