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A Description of Greenland. : Shewing the natural history, situation, boundaries, and face of the country; the nature of the soil; the rise and progress of the old Norwegian colonies; the ancient and modern inhabitants; their genius and way of life, and produce of the soil; their plants, beasts, fishes, &c. With a new map of Greenland. And several copper plates representing different animals, birds and fishes, the Greenlanders way of hunting and fishing; their habitations, dress, sports and diversions, &c.

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Egede, Hans. A Description of Greenland. London : Printed for C. Hitch in Pater-Noster Row; S. Austen in Newgate-Street; and J. Jackson near St. James's Gate. 1745.

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Egede, Hans (1745) A Description of Greenland. London : Printed for C. Hitch in Pater-Noster Row; S. Austen in Newgate-Street; and J. Jackson near St. James's Gate.

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Egede, Hans, A Description of Greenland. London : Printed for C. Hitch in Pater-Noster Row; S. Austen in Newgate-Street; and J. Jackson near St. James's Gate. 1745.

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Translation of: Det gamle Grønlands nye perlustration, eller Naturel-historie, og beskrivelse over det gamle Grønlands situation, luft, temperament og bestaffenhed, first printed in an enlarged edition Copenhagen, 1741, but which first appeared in a pirated edition in Copenhagen, 1729.

A Greenlandic song, composed by Frederick Christian, p. 155-162, is without music and gives a description of the performance.

"Of their language", p. 163-[174], gives a small glossary of Kalâtdlisut dialect words as well as a discussion of grammar; the three articles of faith and the Lord's prayer are also translated into the Greenlandic language.

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Pritzel; Nissen. Zool; Pilling, J.C. Eskimo language; Brown, J.C. Cat., 1493-1800; Alden, J.E. European Americana.

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Publisher: London : Printed for C. Hitch in Pater-Noster Row; S. Austen in Newgate-Street; and J. Jackson near St. James's Gate

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English

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John Carter Brown Library

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Date Added: 2019-08-13

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