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Norris, Edwin.: [Drop-title:] Specimen of an Assyrian dictionary., 1867

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First edition, 8vo, pp. 32; pages slightly browned, disbound from original wrappers, else very good. Norris was an orientalist and Cornish scholar who wrote a number of books on oriental languages and ethnography. Three volumes of his Assyrian dictionary were published between 1868 and his death in 1872. From the library of William Sandys Wright Vaux (1818-1885). Vaux was a member of the Department of Antiquities in the British Museum, and was keeper of the department of coins and medals from 1861-1870. He was secretary to the numismatist John Yonge Akerman, and later became president of the Numismatic Society. Vaux was also involved in the early development of the Oxford Movement and was secretary of the Royal Society of Literature. Vaux wrote many works on the history and antiquities of the Middle East.


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Author: Norris, Edwin.

London: Williams & Northgate

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Norris, Edwin.: [Drop-title:] Specimen of an Assyrian dictionary.; Collection of Ephemera Relating to the Marketing of Books, RBD2, Rare Book Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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