Grammatica linguae Anglicanae.

Wallis (John)

Grammatica linguae Anglicanae.

Cui praefigitur, de loquela; sive de sonorum omnium loquelarium forma- tione: tractatus grammatico-physicus. Editio sexta. Accessit epistola ad Thomam Beverley; de mvtis svrdisqve informandis.

Description: title printed in capitals, sectional title to letter to Beverley also set in capitals, with a fine engraved portrait frontispiece,, pp. xxxv, [1], 281, [2, ads], 8vo, contemporary tree calf of a reddish hue by Kalthoeber with his ticket, evenly spaced triple gilt fillets on sides with a fleur-de-lys in the corners, rounded spine gilt and lettered direct, inner dentelles with a Greek key patter, yellow edges, minor wear, good

Publication Details: Printed by William Bowyer for A. Millar, 1765

Notes: 'In 1653 Wallis published Grammatica linguae Anglicanae, with a treatise De loquela and a Praxis grammatica. This work was often reprinted and has been praised by linguists for its deep insights and careful attention to sounds. De loquela served as a theoretical basis for Wallis's attempts to teach the profoundly deaf how to speak' (ODNB). This is the sixth edition, if we don't count 2 German editions before it. The fine portrait frontispiece of Wallis was drawn especially for the book by Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-1785). The presence of a Liberty Cap between the image and the legend bet...more

Bibliography: (Alston I, 20; Maslen and Lancaster, Bowyer ledgers, 4564 (one of 750 printed); ESTCT145545)

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Price: £750

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1765

Stock Number: 60579

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