SCHREUDER, H. P. S. Grammatik for Zulu-Sproget. Forfattet af H. P. S. Schruder, ordineret Praest od norsk Missionnoer i Sydafrika. Med Fortale og Anmaerkninger af C. A. Holmboe. Universitets-Program for 1ste Halvaar 1850. Christiania: Trykt hos W. C. Fabritius, 1850 Contemporary calf with gilt boards and spine, med.8vo. viii,88pp. Schruder was a Norwegian missionary who established the ‘Norwegian Mission’ in Natal in 1845. By 1850 he had progressed into Zululand and written a couple of linguistic works. This was his most important work and the first printed grammar of the Zulu language.
Expert repair to upper board in outer corner where board had been worn away. The leather has been replaced and the gilding re-applied. Very smart and richly gilt boards with a gilt crown in the centre, purple moirÇ endpapers and all edges gilt. Name blacked out on title page, repairs to front board and spine, slight wear to upper edge and lower rear joint splitting, a very nice copy in a contemporary binding. [Not in the I.A.I. Cumulative Bibliography of African Studies, but see ‘Doke Collection of African Languages’, page 214 and Mendelssohn II: 287]