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Institutes of English Grammar

£100.00

Product description

Very rare early nineteenth century book, this is the ninth edition published in 1805. The full title reads “Institutes of Englsh Grammar; Containing I. The Different Kinds, Relations, and Changes of Words. II. Syntax, or the Right Construction of Sentences. With an Appendix, Comprehending A Table of Verbs Irregularly Inflected; Remarks on some Grammatical Figures; Rules of Punctuation; a Praxis on the Grammar; and Examples of True and False Construction”. Original brown cloth hard covers which are worn at the corners, top and base of the spine, chipping and fraying at the top and base of the spine with a tear in the cloth running part way up the front hinge from the lower edge. The boards are rubbed with what could be ink blots on the front and a small doodle on the back. The front endpapers have a number of old owner inscriptions including what is probably that of the original schoolboy owner dated 1808. The hinges are cracked a couple of pages in from the front and rear boards but the remainder of the text block is well bound. There is foxing through the text, some light but occasionally heavier near the hinge. A lovely little book 14cm x 9cm, now over 200 years old and rarely available.

Item details

Added value:
Extremely scarce
Author(s):
Harrison, R
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
1805
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
143
Publisher:
J Johnson

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About this item

Very rare early nineteenth century book, this is the ninth edition published in 1805. The full title reads “Institutes of Englsh Grammar; Containing I. The Different Kinds, Relations, and Changes of Words. II. Syntax, or the Right Construction of Sentences. With an Appendix, Comprehending A Table of Verbs Irregularly Inflected; Remarks on some Grammatical Figures; Rules of Punctuation; a Praxis on the Grammar; and Examples of True and False Construction”. Original brown cloth hard covers which are worn at the corners, top and base of the spine, chipping and fraying at the top and base of the spine with a tear in the cloth running part way up the front hinge from the lower edge. The boards are rubbed with what could be ink blots on the front and a small doodle on the back. The front endpapers have a number of old owner inscriptions including what is probably that of the original schoolboy owner dated 1808. The hinges are cracked a couple of pages in from the front and rear boards but the remainder of the text block is well bound. There is foxing through the text, some light but occasionally heavier near the hinge. A lovely little book 14cm x 9cm, now over 200 years old and rarely available.

Added value:
Extremely scarce
Author(s):
Harrison, R
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
1805
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
143
Publisher:
J Johnson

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