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New York: J.W. Bouton, 1876. FIRST EDITION. Front panel pressed and inked, and rear panel blind pressed; gilt titles; free of marking or defect; A FINE CLOTH VOLUME, the condition being surprising for a volume so stout. Usually, the hinges go first, but tomes of this sort usually slip from the hand through the decades. Curious for its references on occasion to esoteric subjects, and their influence of the formation in the English language, but perhaps best known as one of the earliest works calling on the adoption of English as the universal tongue. Chapters are based on whole centuries from the fifth to the nineteenth. 701 pages with index. Royal Octavo. (Item ID: 17029)

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