Amsterdam Frederick Muller 1861
pp.viii, 549, 30 hand coloured plates. A very good copy bound in contemporary leather-backed boards. Blind stamp of British and Foreign Bible Society on title, and shelf number on spine. Inscribed to the British and Foreign Bible Society, from the Netherlands Bible Society.
Van der Tuuk, the father of Batak studies, lived first at Sibolga and then in Barus between 1851 and 1857. His dictionary is of Toba Batak as spoken in Upper Barus. The key-words in Batak script are arranged in his own order based on the phonetic order of the Sanskrit alphabet. Thirty fine colour plates depict Batak textiles, staffs, weapons and household objects.