Item #64400 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

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. First edition, 8vo, pp. 410, full orig. sheep, neatly rebacked, old spine laid down, preserving the original red morocco label; extremities worn, else a very good, sound copy. A seminal work, dedicated to Benjamin Franklin, in which Webster puts forth for the first time the spirit of an American (as opposed to a British) English, and particularly its orthography, the reform of which grew out of his correspondence with Franklin. Evans 22259; Skeel 651. Item #64400

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