Item #64349 A bibliography of the English language from the invention of printing to the year 1800. A systematic record of writings on English, and on other languages in English, based on the collections of the principal libraries of the world. Robin C. Alston.
A bibliography of the English language from the invention of printing to the year 1800. A systematic record of writings on English, and on other languages in English, based on the collections of the principal libraries of the world.
A bibliography of the English language from the invention of printing to the year 1800. A systematic record of writings on English, and on other languages in English, based on the collections of the principal libraries of the world.

A bibliography of the English language from the invention of printing to the year 1800. A systematic record of writings on English, and on other languages in English, based on the collections of the principal libraries of the world.

Leeds: printed for the author, [1965]-2011. A complete set of one of the finest bibliographical undertakings in the last half century. 4to, 21 volumes in 40 (all published -- volume XXII, Indexes, was meant to be forthcoming, however since the passing of Robin Alston on June 30, 2011 it may never be published); volume I limited to 1000 copies, the rest limited to 500 copies each, illustrated with many facsimile pages throughout, many folding; several volumes with wear, 2 volumes with some cracking of the cloth at the joints, otherwise, generally a fine set in original blue cloth. Vol. I: English Grammars Written in English and English Grammars written in Latin by Native Speakers; II: Polyglot Dictionaries and Grammars, Treatises on English written for speakers of French, German, Dutch [et al.]; III, part 1: Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English; III, part 2: Punctuation, Concordances, Origin of Language, Theory of Grammar; IV: Spelling Books; V: The English Dictionary; VI: Rhetoric, Style, Elocution; VII: Logic, Philosophy, Epistemology, Universal Language; VIII: Short-Hand; IX: English and Scottish Dialects, Cant and Vulgar English; X: Education and Language Teaching; XI: Place Names and Personal Names; XII, part 1: The French Language: Grammars, Miscellaneous Treatises, Dictionaries; XII, part 2: The Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Romansh Languages: Grammars, Dictionaries, Miscellaneous Treatises; XIII: The Germanic Languages; XIV: The Slavonic, Oriental, African, & Other Languages; XV:L Latin (1500-1650); XVI (in 2 parts): Latin (1651-1800); XVII (in 2 parts): Botany, Agriculture, Horticulture; XVIII, part I (in 2 volumes): Zoology, Chemistry, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine; XVIII, part 2 (in 2 volumes): Law, Art, Architecture, Heraldry; XVIII, part 3 (in 2 volumes): Military and Naval Arts & Sciences; XVIII, part 4 (in 3 volumes): Commerce, Classics, Cookery, Technology, Religion, Recreation, Music; XIX (in 3 parts): Periodical Literature; XX: Materials in Manuscript (in 2 parts); and XXI (in 3 parts): Addenda to Volumes I-XVIII; plus, Additions and Corrections to Vols. I-X, List of Libraries and Cumulative Indexes. Item #64349

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