Austin, TX: The University of Texas, 1960. First edition. Softcover. Quarto. VII, , 238pp. Original printed wrappers. Previous owner's name (Herbert H. Paper*) dated 1960 on upper-half title. Authoritative study on the laryngeal theory, a generally accepted theory of historical linguistics which proposes the existence of one or more consonants, termed "laryngeals," in the Proto-Indo-European language (PIE). Moderate foxing and age-toning along edges of wrappers. Wrappers in overall fair to good-, interior in good+ to very good condition. g. Item #34642
*Dr. Herbert Harry Paper (1925-2012) was Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and near Eastern Languages, and the Editor of the Hebrew Union College Annual, HUC-JIR/Cincinnati. He received a doctorate from the University of Chicago. Dr. Paper taught at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and joined HUC-JIR as the Dean of Graduate Studies. His specialties were Persian studies, concentrating on the history of the Persian language and on the ancient languages of Iran, and Yiddish literature.