Paris: Librairie Ernest Leroux, 1929. First edition. Paperback. Quarto. LII, 268, pp. Uncut. Original printed wrappers. Previous owner's name (Herbert H. Paper*) on front free endpaper. Published on the occasion of the Centennial of French Algeria, this study is a remarkable introduction to the Berber language, a language spoken by large populations in Algeria and Morocco, and by smaller populations in Libya, Tunisia, northern Mali, western and northern Niger, northern Burkina Faso, Mauritania, and in the Siwa Oasis of Egypt. Some age wear on wrappers with spine and edges sunned. Head of spine slightly chipped. Endpapers foxed. Text in French. Wrappers in overall good-, interior in good+ to very good condition. g. Item #35256
*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.