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Robert Archibald Armstrong's Gaelic Dictionary. Part II: Gaelic to English. Volume II, 1825

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/2/6

Scope and Contents

This is the 2nd volume of te 1st part of a 2-part Gaelic dictionary compiled by Robert Archibald Armstrong. Published in London in 1825, it was the first Gaelic dictionary to be published. This part of the dictionary gives the Gaelic to English lists. The dictionary is interleaved with systematic manuscript additions by Professor Donald Mackinnon. Professor Mackinnon also makes handwritten editorial annotations on printed pages of the dictionary, including corrections and deletions. The first 508 leaves are inserted leaves, mostly blank, some with notes by Professor Mackinnon, with the printed dictionary itself starting on a page marked (leaf) 509. This volume of the dictionary begins with G and an explanation of the letter g in Gaelic, and finishes with U usgarach.

Dates

  • 1825

Creator

Language of Materials

Main language: Scottish Gaelic. Translations and annotations in English.

Physical Description

Large bound volume with modern cover and paper pages. Good condition. However, the spine has detached from the pages and the final page (with the words teisbeirt through to usgarach) has detached completely. The pages are thin, therefore liable to laceration.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.

Extent

volume 1 bound volume

Previous reference

Mackinnon 7(6)

Physical Description

Large bound volume with modern cover and paper pages. Good condition. However, the spine has detached from the pages and the final page (with the words teisbeirt through to usgarach) has detached completely. The pages are thin, therefore liable to laceration.

Physical Facet

Material: Paper

Binding: Modern folio (damaged)

Dimensions

28 cm x 21 cm

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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