One and a half page autograph letter signed to Thomas Yates, orientalist. James G. Jackson.

One and a half page autograph letter signed to Thomas Yates, orientalist.

Circus, 30th Octr. 1816. I must inform you that by long neglect of the Arabic language I do not now consider myself competent to give you satisfactory information respecting the Romish Arabic Edition of the Bible compared with the Hebrew text, but I shall be very happy to give you every information in my power respecting the true pronunciation of the words of the Arabic... If you have any intention of publishing a vocabulary... I shall give you valuable information respecting the English orthography. Also, "I would most willingly give my assistance to promote the Christian religion in Africa, or in the territory of Algiers, but I apprehend that any attempt to propagate the Christian Doctrine in Algiers would meet with incalculable opposition..." At this time, Yeates was connected with the Bible Society and superintended their editions of the Aethiopic Psalter and the Syriac New Testament. In 1819 he issued the first Syriac grammar in English. 4to, seal tear. Item #9285

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