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KAULFUSS, J[ohann] S[amuel]. Ueber den geist der Polnischen sprache. Eine einleitung in die Polnische literar-geschichte sur Deutsche.

Halle. Bey Schimmelpfennig und Comp., 1804. First edition.
8vo. 227pp, [1]. With two folding plates of musical notation. Original publisher's tan paper wrappers, paper lettering-piece with title in manuscript. Slight wear to extremities with some loss to head and foot of spine. Ink shelf-marks to FEP of Sir Thomas Phillipps' Middle Hill Library, lightly foxed throughout.
A introduction to the Polish literary tradition by German classical scholar, Johann Samuel Kaulfuss (1780-1832). Written whilst Kaulfuss held a teaching position at St. Mary Magdalen School in Poznan, the work turns against the reductive German attitude towards Poland, and praises the richness, lexical and grammatical plasticity, harmony and musical elements of the Polish language.
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 13461