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Archaeologia britannica; Ggiving some account additional to what has been hitherto publish'd of the languages, histories and customs of the original inhabitants of Great Britain: from collections and observations in travels through Wales, Cornwal, Bas-Bretagne, Ireland and Scotland. Vol. I Glossography.
Oxford, The Author, 1707. - Title page with engraving of Oxford's Sheldonian Theatre, 2p list of subscribers, dedications, 436 pp and index. Late eighteenth century calf, slightly worn, spine has 5 raised bands and gilt tooling, with dark red label. Marbled end papers and page edges. Very minor creasing on title page, interior clean and bright. Bookplate of Henry Edward Bunbury.Edward Lhuyd (1660-1707), born near Oswestry, was a Welsh scholar at Jesus College, Oxford, and Curator of the Ashmolean Museum. From 1695 to 1701 he travelled exhaustively through the Celtic countries; this volume (only v. I was published) is the result. In many ways Lhuyd anticipated the methods of modern comparative linguistics. His book is also a fascinating source of material on late Cornish, still spoken when Lhuyd made his journey, and of course on the other languages studied. An elegant, near fine exampleof thi important book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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