Two First Vietnamese Dictionaries Printed in India (fwd)

Bindu Bhat bb145 at COLUMBIA.EDU
Tue Nov 16 22:32:00 UTC 2004

According to OCLC record

1. Pigneau de Bâehaine, Pierre Joseph Georges, 1741-1799.  Dictionarium 
anamitico-latinum, primitus inceptum ab illustrissimo et reverendissimo 
P.J. Pigneaux. Dein absolutum et editum a J.L. Taberd.  Fredericnagori 
vulgo Serampore, ex typis J. Marshman, 1838.  DLC  OCLC: 1869054

NY        NYP
CA        CUY
CT        TYC YUS
DC        dgt DGU DLC lnn
IL        SOI
MA        BAT HLS mwn SNN
MD        JHE
NJ        PUL
PA        LYU

AS        KEI nhn
EU        eux ffd loa n6i zmf

2. Taberd, J. L. (Jean Louis)
Dictionarium anamitico-latinum ex opere ill. et rev. Taberd constans necnon 
ab ill. et rev. J.S. Theurel, episc. Acanthensi et
vicario apost. Tunquini occidentalis, recognitum et notabiliter adauctum, 
ad quod accedit Appendix de vocibus sinicis et locutionibus minus usitatis. 
Ninh Phâu, ex typis missionis Tunquini occidentalis, 1877.  OCLC: 22521588

NY        COO NYP
CA        CLU
CT        YUS

Hope, this helps. Though the dates are a bit different, I think the 
reference client is probably looking for the above two. They are both 
available at several locations including New York Public Library.


Bindu Bhatt
South Asian Studies Librarian
Columbia University

--On 16 ?????? 2004 16:47 -0500 David Magier <magier at> wrote:

> Dear Colleagues,
> I am trying to help a research reference client here at Columbia
> Libraries,
> who is seeking any information about the two books listed below, which
> were
> published in India in the 18th and 19th centuries, respectively. (Of
> course, if someone knows where copies of these books might exist and be
> consulted, he would also be very pleased to have that information as
> well).
> Many thanks for any assistance you could provide.
> David Magier
> South/Southeast Asia Librarian
> Columbia University Libraries
> ------------ Forwarded Message ------------
> Date: Monday, November 15, 2004 5:27 PM -0500
> From: jtl60 at
> To: magier at
> Subject: Two First Vietnamese Dictionaries Printed in India
> Dear Dr. Magier,
> It was nice meeting with you. Thank you for your interest in my
> research. Following are two important dictionaries printed in India
> that I mentioned to you and were cited by John DeFrancis in his book
> "Colonialism and Language Policy in Vietnam", 1977.
> 1. Dictionarium Annamitico-Latinum by Pierre Pigneau de Behaine,
> printed in Goa, India, in 1771-1773.
> 2. Dictionarium Annamitico-Latinum et Latino-Annamiticum by
> Jean-Louis Taberd, printed in Serampore, Begale, India, in 1838.
> Please note that Annam (Annamiticum) is the name of Vietnam at that
> time.
> Thank you for your support and encouragment,
> *=* James Lap *=*
> ---------- End Forwarded Message ----------

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