English past and present

New York: Redfield, 1855. 12mo, pp. ix, 213, [15]; original brown cloth, covers blind-ruled, gilt-lettered spine; spine ends chipped, top 1 1/2 inches of upper cover starting to detach from spine, corners a bit bumped and worn; interior near fine. 14 pp. of publisher's advertisements bound in rear. Trench popularized "a rational and scientific study" of English, and suggested and laid out the overall plan for the OED in his 1857 pamphlet, On Some Deficiencies in our English Dictionaries. Item #41748

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