- Octavo, black cloth titled in gilt in a dust wrapper. xlv & 570 pages. Fine
Teltscher writes in her introduction: "A.C. Burnell and Henry Yule's Hobson-Jobson (1886) is a glossary unlike any other. Multilingual and encyclopaedic in range [it] traces the relations between Asia and Europe through the histories of word....The glossary embraces aspects of the people, customs, government, geography, commerce, cuisine and botany of Asia. It is a unique work of unparalleled scholarship: a lexicon of words and phrases that enter English from Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Indian and Chinese sources -- and vice versa." Dust jacket present.
LINGUISTICS; LANGUAGES; HISTORIES OF WORDS; HOBSON-JOBSON: THE DEFINITIVE GLOSSARY OF BRITISH INDIA; HENRY YULE; A. C. BURNELL; SELECTED EDITION; KATE TELTSCHER, EDITOR; SPANISH; PORTUGUESE; ARABIC; PERSIAN; INDIAN; CHINESE.