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CLELAND, JOHN
Specimen of an Etimological Vocabulary, Or, Essay, By Means of the Analitic Method,
Davis. to Retrieve the Antient CELTIC. By the author of a pamphlet entitled, The WAY to THINGS by WORDS, and to WORDS by THINGS. London, printed for L.Davis and C.Reymers, in Holbourn, Printers to the Royal Society. MDCCLXVIII (1768) xvi, 231 [1] (the last page being the conditions of subscription to this work received by the author and the printers. First edition, 8vo, modern half brown calf ; Previous owner's signature in ink on top of title page and the name of Cleland also added in ink: in centre of title page. Cleland is better known as the author of Fanny Hill or the Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1750), a work "so licentious that Cleland was summoned before the privy council where he pleaded his poverty as an excuse" (DNB). He turned his attention to the study of the English language and wrote at least two books on philol ogical subjects. "How ill Cleland was equipped for philological studies may be gathered from the spelling of a pamphlet issued by him in 1787: Specimen of an etimological vocabulary." Lowndes, howeve r, calls it "an esteemed work." Alston V, 363 and 364; Vancil, p. 52. Price [see Lowndes I,477; Halkett-Laing,V,339 ] title page very sl. browned, otherwise near fine copy of this rare book.
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Book number: F0087
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Catalogue: Linguistics
Keywords: Weblists2 Rare Celtic Linguistics Antiquarian

 
FAB, NIGEL & CAROLINA HEYCOCK (EDS.)
Journal of Linguisticsvolume 49, Issue 3 November 2013 to Volume 50 Issue 3 November 2014
. Cambridge University Press, 2013-2014, 4 issues, in new condition. the Annual Subscription price for volume 50 was GBP 224.00 . Journal of Linguistics (JL) has as its goal to publish articles that make a clear contribution to current debate in all branches of theoretical linguistics. The journal also provides an excellent survey of recent linguistics publications, with around thirty book reviews in each volume and regular review articles on major works marking important theoretical advances.
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Book number: F3061
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FISIAK, J., & AKIO OIZUMI (EDS.)
English Historical Linguistics and Philology in Japan.
. (Trends in linguistics, studies and monographs, volume 109) 1998, ix,466pp. fine hardback. [ St ].
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Book number: F355-G
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SUTERMEISTER, OTTO ( ED.)
Schwizer-Dütsch. Sammlung Deutsch-Schweizerischer Mundart-Literatur. Issues 1, 3 - 33, 35 - 45.
. Orell-Fuessli, 1882-1889, each 40 to 80pp. 12mo size. Contain poetry, small theatre pieces, stories etc. in Swiss German. Spines often damaged, some split, all covers present but with various minor damage. 46 fascicules in 38 issues. Scarce.
¶ Friedrich Gottlieb Otto Sutermeister ( 1832 - 1901 ) was a Swiss folklorist and professor at the University of Berne who collected and revised numerous folk tales, legends, fables, and proverbs. Strongly influenced by the Brothers Grimm, Sutermeister emphasized the didactic aspect of Swiss folklore and rewrote many of the tales to suit young readers He also was editor of the works of Jeremias Gotthelf and of the Swiss Idioticon.
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Book number: WO-105-B
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Catalogue: Linguistics
Keywords: Auctiongerman Weblists2 Swiss German Switzerland Folklore Linguistics Dialects Dialectology Kiefer

 
VINOGRADOV, V.V.,
Iz Istorii Leksikologii
. (Doklady i soobshcheniya inst. yazyk. AN SSSR 1956, number 10 ) 28pp. no covers. WITH THE AUTHOR'S AUTOGRAPH DEDICATION, INITIALLED and DATED 1957.24.1.
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Book number: F2150
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Catalogue: Linguistics
Keywords: Russian Linguistics

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