An Introduction to the Study of Provencal
Kitchin, Darcy Butterworth

London: Williams and Norgate, 1887. F viii + 143 pages; the front endpapers and 8-page section at back, followed again by printed endpapers constitute and alphabetically organized catalog of the publisher (14) pages total; the author's primary concern, as from the introduction is to preserve and explain the technical aspects of the Provencal tongue and especially in its uses in old Provencal literature and song - the closing remarks declare that "...There is something sad in the gradual sinking of a literature, at one time celebrated throughout Europe, and which must be prized as the original fruit of the romantic spirit of the Middle Ages." with information on the poetry of the area and literature, troubadours; by Darcy Butterworth Kitchin (1863-1939) British author & chess-player, sailor & mountaineer; second section with linguistic material, letter-changes and pronunciation, comparisons of verbs, adjectives; last section with selections from Provencal prose and poetry, from the lives of the troubadours, extract from the Provencal Grammar of Uc Faidit; a Ballade, author unknown; Hymn to Our Lady: Peire de Corbiac and Chanson: The Lady of Vilanova and other contributions; followed by a glossary of Provencal and English, an Appendix with Select Provencal Bibliography and index; very small circular bookseller's ticket on front endpaper of Librairie George & Co. Geneve; bound in the original medium green cloth, gilt spine titles; some edge, tips wear and rubbing to the binding; in very good condition. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 20262)

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