Handbook of the History of the English Language. For the Use of Teacher and Student.
London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1878. 4th edition, enlarged and revised. "To the present edition have been added two appendices. The first contains twelve versions, synoptically arranged, of the Lord's Prayer, at different periods, from the earliest times till the sixteenth century..The second consists of a digest or summary of all existing Saxon and Englsih remains down to the beginning of the fourteenth century. It includes an account of the extant MSS, their probable date, dialect in which written, when, where, and by whom first published, all arranged as far as possible in chronological order." Pp.xx/188, edge wear to rear endpapers. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, wear to top and tail of spine and edges. G+.
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Keywords: Keane Handbook History English Language Philology Anglo Saxon Grammar Early English Mannyng Middle Norman Chaucer Modern Lydgate Caxton Dialects Lords Prayer 41509 English Language