Antedating of "Palaeography"

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Tue Dec 7 17:30:01 UTC 2010

From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Shapiro, Fred [fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 11:55 AM
Subject: [ADS-L] Antedating of "Palaeography"

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

Spectacle de la nature: or, Nature display'd. Being discourses on ...
Noël Antoine Pluche - 1763 - Full view
The French Paleography 112 The Writing and Language of the 16th and l$th Centuries 116 The Writing and Language of the I $tb and 14th Centuries 123 The Writing and Language as the l$tb and 12th Centuries 1 25 The Writing and Language of ...

and, if you count a use of a title:

The mythology and fables of the ancients, explain'd from history: Volume 3 - Page 97

Banier (Antoine, M. l'abbé) - 1739 - Full view
... taken from a Manuscript in the King's Library, which Montfaucon has gi- ven in his Paleography ; which proves that this Manner of painting Night was practised down to the Middle Age, and was still in use in the tenth Century. ...


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