Clarke, John (MS 4)

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A vocabulary or dictionary of the Fernandian tongue, collected from the lips of natives during a period of upwards of four years on the island of Fernando Po and on the adjacent continent, from 1841 to 1847. Havanna la Mar, Jamaica, May 12th 1854.

2 vols. 19 x 12.5 cm (1); 20 x 12.5 cm (2)

Handwritten; the pagination is continuous throughout the two volumes.

/1 Light brown cloth boards; lettered in gold up the spine: Fernandian dictionary – 1841-47.

/2 Brown cloth boards; end-paper note: Continuation of a Fernandian dictionary, collected from Jan. 1st 1841 to May 11th 1847, by John Clarke, Baptist Missionary, Havanna la Mar, Jamaica, May 12th, 1854. Copied for the Ethnological Society, 23 Newman St., Oxford Street, London.