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A GRAMMAR Of The ENGLISH LANGUAGE In a Series of Letters.; Intended for the Use of Schools and of Young Persons in general;  but, more Especially for the Use of Soldiers, Sailors, Apprentices, and Plough-boys by  William [1762 - 1835] Cobbett - Hardcover - 2nd edition (Pearl 96) - 1819 - from Tavistock Books, ABAA and Biblio.com

A GRAMMAR Of The ENGLISH LANGUAGE In a Series of Letters.; Intended for the Use of Schools and of Young Persons in general; but, more Especially for the Use of Soldiers, Sailors, Apprentices, and Plough-boys

by Cobbett, William [1762 - 1835]

Condition: Abt VG (wear at the extremities/1 cm long, though thin, chip at top of front joint/old hinge reinforcement/occasional turned in


London: Printed for the Author, 1819. 2nd edition (Pearl 96). Original boards with restored cloth spine; printed paper spine label (appears original). Abt VG (wear at the extremities/1 cm long, though thin, chip at top of front joint/old hinge reinforcement/occasional turned in corner).. iv, [5] -186 pp + 3 pp advert at rear. Edges untrimmed. 12mo: A - G12, H11.

According to Pearl, GRAMMAR "... ranks as one of Cobbett's greatest works. ... written in America in the form of letters to his third son, James Paul Cobbett, who, at fourteen, copied them from the manuscript in accordance with his father's ideas on education and becaome 'a grammarian at once.' … The first issue of 5,000 copies (published 7 December 1818) was sold out in a fortnight, a 'second edition' of another 5,000 followed on 4 January..."



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