Item #64151 Dissertations on the English language: with notes, historical and critical. To which is added…an essay on a reformed mode of spelling, with Dr. Franklin's arguments on that subject. Noah Webster.
Dissertations on the English language: with notes, historical and critical. To which is added…an essay on a reformed mode of spelling, with Dr. Franklin's arguments on that subject.

Dissertations on the English language: with notes, historical and critical. To which is added…an essay on a reformed mode of spelling, with Dr. Franklin's arguments on that subject.

Boston: printed for the author by Isaiah Thomas & Co., 1789: [i.e. Menston: The Scolar Press Ltd., 1967. 8vo, pp. [4], xv, [1], 410; original red cloth stamped in gilt on upper cover and spine. A facsimil;e of a seminal work, dedicated to Benjamin Franklin, in which Webster puts forth for the first time the spirit of an American (as opposed to an English) language, and particularly its orthography, the reform of which grew out of his correspondence with Franklin. See Evans 22259, and Skeel 651. Item #64151

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