8vo. xii (ii), 340 pp, preface, I. The Uneloquent Languge; II. The Language of Popular Instruction; III. the Inadequate Language, Part I; IV. The Inadequate Language, Part II; V. The Misspelled Language; VI. The Eloquent Language; VII. The Ancient Language, Part I; VIII. The Ancient Language, Part II; IX. The Ruled Language; X. The Useful Language; index. First Edition, 1953. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "This extensive study is the result of a careful examination of opinions on the English language during the period 1476-1660. In his analysis, the author applies to his field the procedure employed in the history of ideas, showing how the thought pattern of linguistic ideas is related to those in other fields such as Catholicism, the Reformation, Puritanism, Antiquarianism, experimental science, literary history." from the jacket flap.
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Book Description Stanford Univ Pr, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110804704171
Book Description Stanford Univ Pr, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0804704171