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Beattie, James]
Scoticisms, arranged in Alphabetical Order, designed to correct improprieties of speech and writing
for William Creech & T. Cadell, London, Edinburgh, 1787. First edition. Pp. [iv], 121 [122 blank]. Half-title. Octavo, signed in 4s (7 1?4 x 4 1?4 inches). An attractive copy of this interesting work: "The book is well wrote" (p.104) and was discussed by Beattie with Samuel Johnson (p.105 "The Scots have been accused of misapplying the active verb, To want . I mentioned this to Dr Johnson, who seemed to acquiesce in it"). Bound to style in contemporary reversed calf-backed 'marbled' paper boards.Provenance: numerous marginal notes by an unidentified but early hand Pp. [iv], 121 [122 blank]. Half-title. Octavo, signed in 4s (7 1?4 x 4 1?4 inches) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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