DALMOND (Pierre)

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DALMOND (Pierre)
Vocabulary and grammar for the Malagasy, Sakalave and Betsimitsara languages. Ile Bourbon, Lahuppe's printing house, Saint-Denis, 1842. - Malagasy-French Vocabulary for the Sakalave and Betsimitsara languages. Paris, Imprimerie de H. Vrayet et Cie, 1844. Set of 2 works in one volume in-8, old vellum, handwritten label on the first cover, handwritten title on the spine (Binding of the 19th century).
Rare Malagasy vocabularies.
Pierre Dalmond (1800-1847) is a pioneer of linguistic studies of these regions of the Indian Ocean (Jean-Paul Alain, "Pierre Dalmond, (1800-1847), missionnaire français" in Dictionnaire de l'ethnologie malgache, 2015). Considered as the initiator of the evangelization of Madagascar, he was vice-prefect apostolic of Bourbon Island and Madagascar.
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