Geschichte der Deutschen Sprache. JACOB GRIMM.
Geschichte der Deutschen Sprache.

Geschichte der Deutschen Sprache.

Leipzig: S. Hirzel, 1853. Second edition, 8vo, 2 vols. in 1, pp. xvi, 726 (continuous pagination); contemporary calf-backed pebble-grained cloth covered boards, cracked joints, rubbing; else very good. This work by Grimm is considered to be ""the boldest and most far-reaching...the linguistic element is most distinctly brought forward. The subject of the book is...the history which lies hidden in the words of the German language--the oldest national history of the Teutonic tribes determined by means of language...His book will always be one of the most fruitful and suggestive that have ever been written"" (Encyclopedia Britannica). Forewards to first (1848) and second editions. From the library of George Stephens. Item #6373

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