Die zwei Arzawa-briefe. die ältesten urkunden in indogermanischer sprache. Mit bemerkungen von Sophus Bugge und Alf Torp.

Leipzeig: J.C. Hinrichs. 1902. First edition. Octavo, bound in marbled paper boards with cloth spine, gilt titles. 140 pp. Knudtzon, Norwegian linguist and historian, who in this book recognizes the Hittite language as Indo-European on the basis of two letters (The zwei Arzawa-Br iefe) found in Egypt. he later published The Amarna Letters, diplomatic correspondence of the reign of Pharaoh Amenhotep IV, better known as Akhenaten, in 1907 and 1915. Some pencil marks to the margins, bookplate (depicting the Indian God G a n e s h ) o f Louis Herbert Gray on front paste-down. Some mild rubbing to binding; a very good copy. A very rare and important work in the history of linguistics. Item #2129

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