Antedating of "Palaeography"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Dec 7 16:55:24 UTC 2010

palaeography (OED3 1806)

1783 The United States elevated to glory and honor. A sermon, preached before His Excellency Jonathan Trumbull, Esq L.L.D, governor and commander in chief, and the Honorable the General Assembly of the state of Connecticut, convened at Hartford, at the anniversary election, May 8th, 1783. By Ezra Stiles, D.D. president of Yale-College.

page 13
He has lately transmitted a copy of this inscription to _M. Gebelin_ of the _Parisian_ academy of sciences, who comparing them with the Punic paleography, judges them _punic_, and has interpreted them as denoting, that the ancient Carthaginians once visited these distant regions.

Fred Shapiro

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