The Aryan Origin of the Gaelic Race and Language (1875)

Author: Rev. Ulick .J. Bourke

Book ID: 64767

Price: 125.00

The Aryan Origin of the Gaelic Race and Language. Showing the present and Past Literary Position of Irish Gaelic; its Phonesis, the Fountain of Classic pronunciation; Its Laws accord with Grimm’s Law; Its Bardic Beauties The source of Rhyme; the Civilisation of Pagan Ireland; Early knowledge of Ldarcyetters; the Art of Illuminating; Ancient Architecture. The Round Towers, The Brehon Law, Truth of the Pentateuch. London: Longmans, 1875. First Edition. Pp xvii, 512, 32. Original green cloth boards, title lettered in gilt to spine. Covers lightly scuffed & stained, neat ownership name to front free endpaper, contents pages clean & bright.

Ulick Joseph Bourke ((1829–87) was a catholic priest, Irish-language revivalist, teacher and antiquarian. As a student at Maynooth he was so disappointed by the inferior place of Irish in the curriculum that he compiled his own College Irish Grammar (1856) for the benefit of fellow students.

Among his many published works, The Aryan Origin of the Gaelic Race and language is considered his greatest work. A second edition was published in 1876. 

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