Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Grammaire du Vieux Perse [Collection Linguistique, XXXIV]. Antoine Meillet, Emile Benveniste, Second edition revised and.
Grammaire du Vieux Perse [Collection Linguistique, XXXIV]
Grammaire du Vieux Perse [Collection Linguistique, XXXIV]

Grammaire du Vieux Perse [Collection Linguistique, XXXIV]

Paris: Librairie Ancienne Honoré Champion, 1931. Second edition completely revised and greatly expanded. Hardcover. Quarto. XXIII, [1], 266pp. Library blue cloth with gold lettering on spine. Original printed wrappers bound in. Originally published in 1915, Antoine Meillet's grammar of the Old Persian language (Grammaire du Vieux Perse) provides an exact description of this language as attested in the then available texts. In this excellent work, Meillet tried to demonstrate how the comparative method of historical linguistics can help describe a language, the subsystems of which are known only in part. Therefore notes of a comparative nature were inserted only wherever they might contribute to the explanation of a textual passage. Thus Meillet dealt essentially with the main characteristics of the phonological and morphological aspects of the language, confining himself to those forms which are attested authentically and could be interpreted with a degree of certainty. By this he also made clear which problems had not yet been solved and which linguistic facts were not yet established with sufficient dependability. In 1931, Emile Benveniste (1902-76), French scholar, eminent Iranist, and one of the greatest linguists of his time, published this new edition, revised and enlarged, of Meillet's "Grammaire du Vieux Perse", a work rendered necessary by the progress of research. Ex-library copy with reference number at tail of spine, and stamp at front free endpaper and upper margin of title. Upper corner of pages slightly bumped. Pages slightly age-toned throughout. Text in French. Binding and interior in overall good+ condition. g+. Item #36693

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