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BUTLER, Charles.
The English Grammar. (with) Rhetoricæ Libri duo. (with) Syngeneia. De propinquitate matrimonium impendiente, regula. (and) The feminin monarchi , or the histori of bee s. Shewing their admirable natur , and propertis.
Oxford, by William Turner, 1634 (with) London, Ioannes Hauiland, 1629; (with) Oxford, Iohannes Lichfield & Guilielmus Turner, 1625. (and) Oxford, by William Turner, 1634. Four vols. in one. FIRST EDITION of the third. 4to. 1) pp. [viii] [xxiix] 2-63 [i]. 2) 252 unnumbered pages. A-P , pi², A-Q . 3) pp. [iv], 71, [i]: A-I , K². 4) [xvi], 112, 115-182: [par.]-2[par.] , B-Z , 2A². Roman letter, some Italic, Greek and Black. Titles with printer’s devices, woodcut headpieces and initials, typographical ornaments, wood-type music in last volume, book plate of James Elwin Millard (1824 – 1894) on pastedown. Light age yellowing, very rare mark or spot. Very good copies, crisp and clean in contemporary calf, covers bordered with a double blind and single gilt rule, leafy arabesque gilt at centres, rebacked to match, corner repaired, spine with gilt ruled raised bands fleurons gilt, tan morocco label gilt lettered, a.e.r. a little rubbed at extremities. An excellent sammelband of four major works of the extraordinary scholar Charles Butler. The first is the second edition of his remarkable treatise on Grammar (which he put into practise, cf. last of the work in this Sammelband ‘the Feminine Monarchy’). It is a reissue of the 1633 first edition, with preliminaries reset and an added dedication to Prince Charles.The work hopes to remedy “the imperfection of our alphabet, for it is come to passe; that sundry letters, of frequent use in our tongue, have yet no peculiar and distinct characters,” and secondly “in many words we are fallen from the old pronunciation.” Thenceforward, the text … [Click Below for Full Description]
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