Title The English Grammar Made by Ben Jonson for the Benefit of All Strangers Out of His Observation of the English Language Now Spoken and in Use. With a Prefatory Note by Strickland Gibson M.A., Bodleian Library, Oxford.
16mo. 6 7/8 x 4 1/2 inches. 93 pp. 5 type specimens, 1 large type specimen mounted at rear (12 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches); text clean, unmarked. Blind-stamped cream paper, cover extensions at fore-edge, printed spine, glassine dust jacket; binding square and tight, toned, dust jacket toned, chipped at spine. Housed in marbled-paper slipcase with shelf wear and toning. Muir Dawson's copy. Very Good. This edition, prefaced by British librarian and bibliographer Strickland Gibson (1877-1958), compares the first two editions of Ben Jonson's Grammar. "In view of the confusion which has hitherto prevailed with regard to the text of the Grammar, it was thought that a verbatim reprint (omitting the Latin notes) of the 1640 edition, with the variant readings of the 1692 edition would have a definite value to scholars." Prefatory note.
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