First etymological dictionary of Ukrainian language, 1962-72
Jaroslav B. RUDNYC’KYJ: ЕТИМОЛОГІЧНИЙ СЛОВНИК УКРАЇНСЬКОЇ МОВИ. AN ETYMOLOGICAL DICTIONARY OF THE UKRAINIAN LANGUAGE. Vol. 1. Fascicles 1-11. A-Ґ. Winnipeg: 1962-72.
Jaroslav B. RUDNYC’KYJ: ЕТИМОЛОГІЧНИЙ СЛОВНИК УКРАЇНСЬКОЇ МОВИ. AN ETYMOLOGICAL DICTIONARY OF THE UKRAINIAN LANGUAGE. Vol. 1 (of 2). Fascicles 1-11 (of 22). A-Ґ. Winnipeg: Self published by the Ukrainian Free Academy of Science (Trident Press), 1962-72.
8vo. LXXXV  p., 968 pages, in 11 part-issues. Offset on thick paper, bound in the original publisher’s wrappers with black title printing on light grey stock.
First etymological dictionary of Ukrainian, here vol. 1 (of 2 published) in the original part-issues with publisher’s wrappers.
Contents: The »Etymological Dictionary of the Ukrainian Language« was a lifelong effort by prominent Ukrainian linguist and slavic scholar Jaroslav Rudnyckyj (1910-95) and is nowadays considered an indispensable resource for Ukrainian studies and Slavic studies in general. It was also the first Slavic etymological dictionary yet to appear in English language.
The dictionary was published over a timespan of 20 years and consists of 2 volumes with 11 fascicles each, a total of 22 part issues. Present vol. 1 appeared between 1962 and 1972 in 10 part issues covering the first 5 letters of the Ukrainian alphabet, A to Ґ, as well as 1 introductory fascicle (numbered 0). Vol. 2 followed between 1973 and 1982 and comprised another 11 fascicles for the letters starting from Д to Я.
Condition: Wrappers of introductory part and part 1 with little wear, otherwise mint, mainly uncut set.
Rarity: Scare in trade even in single part issues.
Reference: Senkus, R. (1993) Rudnyckyj, Jaroslav. In: Kubijowytsch, W: Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4: Ph-Sr.