The One Primeval Language traced experimentally through Ancient Inscriptions in Alphabetic Characters of Lost Powers From the Four Continents.
Forster, Rev. Charles.
3 Volumes. 8vo. 182pp. Dark green cloth, gold decoration and lettering on front, gold lettering on spines. One volume a leather wallet housing a large (36 x 24") linen-backed foldout chart comparing 45 different ancient alphabets. Illustrated throughout in offset lithography in text, plates and multiple fold out plates. Forster expounds on the interrelatedness of knowledge transmitted through a common ancient Egyptian language source. He believes that ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and the Semitic alphabet have pictographic commonality that was then passed to Christianity. The third volume map is titled A Harmony of Primeval Alphabets. It compares the alphabets of Hebrew from Ethiopia, Arabic, Rosetta Enchorial Alphabet, the Etruscan Alphabet, and 39 other from around the world, even South America. The letters are organized by chart divided by language and type of letter. For example, you can see A, and scroll your eyes across the page to see all the various forms of the letter A, from every civilization from Babylonian to Celtiberian. One inch piece of spine chipped on leftmost side of spine on first volume. Age wear and scuffing to all volumes, but overall in very good condition for its age.
Edition: First edition
Book ID: 22163