PLUNKETT, Captain G. T.. (Neville Whymant)

Title The Conversation Manual, a collection of 670 useful phrases in English, Hindustani, Persian and Pashtu, with summaries of the grammars of these languages, and a vocabulary of nearly 1500 words, for the use of Engineeer Officers and others on the North-West Frontier and India.
Publisher London Richardson & Co
Date 1875
Book ID 30864
First Edition  


Later (1931) paper covers, lacking original binding, viii+130pp. A. Neville Whymant's, copy, dated Calcutta 1931 to upper cover, half title and title. Contents sound, tight and clean. The author, from Dublin, had a distinguished military career and wrote also on the siege of Plevna. The preface to this book was written in Peshawar,1875. An interesting association copy: A. Neville Whymant, professor of linguistics, Orientalist and author of a Mongolian Grammar and Colloquial Chinese (Northern), was also involved in and wrote on a famous case of spiritualism (psychic research) in 1925.
Price: £50.00

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