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A description of Greenland: showing 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, etc. By Hans Egede, missionary in that country for twenty-five years. Translated from the Danish

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Egede, Hans. A Description of Greenland. Printed for T. & J. Allman, Princes Street, Hanover Square : W.M. Reid, Charing Cross : and Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, Paternoster Row.. 1818.

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Egede, Hans (1818) A Description of Greenland. Printed for T. & J. Allman, Princes Street, Hanover Square : W.M. Reid, Charing Cross : and Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, Paternoster Row..

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Egede, Hans, A Description of Greenland. Printed for T. & J. Allman, Princes Street, Hanover Square : W.M. Reid, Charing Cross : and Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, Paternoster Row.. 1818.

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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.

"Sketch of the life of Hans Egede": p. [xciii]-ciii

"A Greenlandic song, composed by Frederick Christian, a native", p. 158-164, is without music and gives a description of the performance.

"Of their language", p. 165-178, 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.

Engraved vignette on a ship in the ice on title page; head pieces. Colophon reads: Charles Wood, printer, Poppin's Court, Fleet Street, London

Copy imperfect: wanting p. [i-ii], a possible half-title.

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Publisher: Printed for T. & J. Allman, Princes Street, Hanover Square : W.M. Reid, Charing Cross : and Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, Paternoster Row.

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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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