Institutiones grammaticæ Anglo-Saxonicæ, et Moeso-Gothicæ.

Hickes (George)

Institutiones grammaticæ Anglo-Saxonicæ, et Moeso-Gothicæ.

Grammatica Islandica Runolphi Jonæ. Catalogus librorum septentrionalium. Accedit Eduardi Bernardi Etymologicon Britannicum.

Description: FIRST EDITION, with an engraving of the Sheldonian Theatre on the additional title-page, one portion rubbed with a little loss to engraved surface, also slightly affected by damp, as are parts of the volume to a fluctuating degree, but never on the really severe side (see below), sectional title to Grammaticæ Islandicæ rudimenta with the date 1688 and a woodcut of the Theatre (pagination discontinuous but the signatures continuous), small hole in 2G3 with the loss of a couple of letters on either side, pp. [xxviii, including imprimatur and additional title with engraving], 114, [6, including blank leaf], 182, [38], 4to, contemporary panelled calf, neatly rebacked preserving original red lettering piece, a little rubbed with some wear to the corners, small loss of surface to lower cover, early inscription on fly-leaf, and catalogue numbering (old and new) on imprimatur, good

Publication Details: Oxford: E Theatro Sheldoniano, Typis Junianis, 1689

Notes: 'Hickes... had access to the newly acquired Junius manuscripts at Oxford and was influenced by Junius's ideas about the history of the Germanic languages. With the encouragement and support of Arthur Charlett, delegate of Oxford University Press, and the scholar John Mill, Hickes's Old English grammar was printed (using Junius's type) and published at Oxford as Institutiones grammaticae Anglo-Saxonicae et Moeso-Goethicae (1689); yet not without Mill's drastic curtailment of Hickes's dedication to the by then suspended Archbishop Sancroft. In the following decade ecclesiastical and scholarly in...more

Bibliography: (Alston iii 6; ESTC R8123)

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Price: £1,750

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1689

Stock Number: 60285

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