Researches into the Origin and Affinity of the Principal Languages of Asia and Europe.

Kennedy, Lieutenant Colonel Vans.
The first edition published in 1828. xiv+324pp. Including 3 appendices and 11 lithographic plates (folding) bound in back. Quarto, later 19thC full cloth binding. Spine splitting at head, remains of shelf number label, lacking fep and half title. Piece cut from title page with two repairs to verso. A touch of worming. Internally sound and clean and tight. Complete. Binding a little dismal but not bad.; Arranged by language group according to the author's criteria with lithographed examples of various and often unidentified 'Indian' scripts amongst others. "The original object of this work was merely to exhibit the remarkable affinity which exists between the Greek, Latin, Persian, Gothic, and Sanskrit languages, and to explain the causes which had, in my opinion, produced it. But, on further consideration, it appeared to me that neither of these points could be satisfactorily demonstrated, until the prevailing hypothesis respecting the existence of a primitive tongue, and respecting the origin of the Greeks, Romans, and Goths, had been first examined and refuted." With separate chapters on: Hebrew, Arabic, Babylonian and Assyrian, the Scythians, Greek, Latin, Sanskrit, Germanic, Persian and the author's perceived etymologies. The author was at the Bombay Military Establishment. Pictures available. ; 4to
Book ID 27141
Pages xiv+324pp. Edition First Edition
Date 1828 Cover Type Hardcover
Condition Good
Publisher London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Browne and Green,
Price: £200.00