Washington DC: Foreign Service Institute, 1963. First edition. Paperback. Quarto. XXV, , 470pp. Original printed wrappers with publisher's logo on front cover and title page. Previous owner's name on title (Herbert H. Paper*), and dated 1964. This scarce work is an introduction to the essentials of the Kitouba language. Also known as Kikongo ya Leta and Munukutuba, the Kitouba is a vehicular or trade language spoken along the lower reaches of the Congo and its tributaries. Spine sunned. Moderate foxing along edges of covers. Upper back corner bumped, thus slightly affecting pages throughout. Wrappers in overall good-, interior in good to good+ condition. g. Item #35248
*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.