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LOW (Capt. James). A Grammar of the Thai, or, Siamese Language.1828

Calcutta: Printed at the Baptist Mission Press, First edition, 4to (280 x 220 mm), [4], 2, [2, errata leaf], [3]-20, 88pp., with half-title and errata slip tipped in after the errata leaf, 9 lithographed leaves of Thai text, diced half calf by Trevor Lloyd of Ludlow, marbled paper boards, spine tooled in gilt, a very nice copy. Captain James Low (1791-1852) was a Scot serving in the army of the East India Company who had been transferred to Penang in 1818. He had become an authority on the Thai language and "this comprehensive analysis of Thai language can be regarded as one of the earliest textbooks on Thai grammar in a western language. The text also contains Thai script and a long Thai-English vocabulary."—British Library, Asian and African Studies.

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