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WESTON, Stephen.

A specimen of the conformity of the European languages, particularly the English with the Oriental languages, especially the Persian;

in the order of the alphabet: with notes and authorities.

London: S. Rousseau, 1802 Stock Code: 114948
£750.00
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First edition of this volume concerning etymological affinity between Arabic, Persian and English. Weston (1747-1830), antiquary and classical scholar, a man of "widespread learning" (ODNB), was later criticised for his attempt to account for Arabic and Persian words in English, noting some artificial resemblances and confusing Semitic and Indo-European words.

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Description

Octavo (187 x 114 mm). Recently bound to style by Bernard Middleton in recent cream-backed blue paper-covered boards, printed paper label to spine, cream endpapers, top edge red.

Condition

Occasional faint spot of foxing or light mark to contents; an excellent copy.

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