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Pantographia containing accurate copies of all the known alphabets in the world : together with an English explanation of the peculiar force or power of each letter : to which are added, specimens of all well-authenticated oral languages forming a comprehensive digest of phonology / by Edmund Fry
Bib ID 4941604
Format BookBook
Author
Fry, Edmund, 1754-1835
 
Description London : Printed by Cooper and Wilson, for John and Arthur Arch, ...; John White, ...; John Edwards, ... and John Debrett ..., 1799 
[4], xxxvi, 320 p. : ill ; 25 cm. (8vo) 
Summary

A work on printing featuring two hundred alphabets including Chaldee and Greek. It is also a comparative work of Pacific languages taken from the accounts of La Pérouse, Thomas Forrest (New Guinea), Cook's third voyage, Parkinson's account of Cook's first voyage. Also includes four languages of the of Ecclemach, Achastlien, Tchoka, Port des Francais (Alaska).

Notes

"Authorities quoted in this work": p. xxvi-xxix.

Errata: p. [4].

"New Guinea": p. 140-141

"New Holland": p. 154-155

"Otaheite": p. 214-215

Subjects Alphabet -- Early works to 1800.  |  Writing -- History -- Early works to 1800.  |  Language and languages -- Early works to 1800.  |  Islands of the Pacific -- Languages -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc. -- Early works to 1800.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Languages -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc. -- Early works to 1800.

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