London - Longmans, Green and Co., 1877. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good/Good . In bright full calf bindings with armorial gilt detailing to the front boards. 5 raised bands to spine and marbled endpapers and page edges. Vol ll has some rubbing to tthe spine, foxing to prelims but text is clean and binding fine. Volume l has detached front board and fep has a prize bookplate dated 1882 and also has foxing to prelims. the spine has a portion of loss and the section with two lower raised bands is loosened . Vol l could be repaired to a very good state.
An education pair of volumes on the science behind linguistics and communication, including explainations of the role of breathing in speech, the use of phonetics and etymological roots. Beautifully illustrated throughout. The author, Friedrich Max Mller, was a Sanskritist and philologist who taught at Oxford University in the late 1800s. His lectures on the science of language, given at the Royal Institution, London, in 1861 and 1863, were a great public success. The published lectures were reprinted fifteen times between 1861 and 1899.