HARBAUGH, H. (Bausman ed.)

Title Harbaugh's Harfe. Gedichte in Pennsylvanisch-Deutscher Mundart: Herausgegeben von B. Bausman. [Pennsylvania German]
Publisher Philadelphia Reformed Church Publication Board
Date 1870
Book ID 20814
First Edition  

Description

Orig. brown cloth, gilt and blind stamped, 121pp., tissue protected engraved frontis. plus 4 other plates. Spine head torn, shelf number to spine, 'Forbes library' perforated stamp to title page, frontis. detached but present, inner joint cracked but a clean good copy. Collectable; Good Pennsylvania German, or more commonly (but less accurately) Pennsylvania Dutch, and increasingly Deitsch (Deitsch, Pennsilfaanisch-Deitsch, Pennsilfaani-Deitsch, Pennsilweni-Deitsch, Pennsilfaanisch), is a West Central German variety spoken by 150,000 to 250,000 people in North America. The word "Dutch" here is left over from an archaic sense of the English word, which prior to the 16th century referred to all people speaking a West Germanic language on the European mainland. English "Dutch" is cognate to Standard German "Deutsch" and Dutch "Duits", Pennsylvania German "Deitsch", all referring to the German, not the Dutch language (although the Dutch language was natively called Diets at that time).
Price: £20.00

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