ORIGIN AND DESTINY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE.
New York: J.W. Bouton, 1876. FIRST EDITION. A FINE CLOTH VOLUME. Royal octavo. Curious for its references on occasion to esoteric subjects and their influence of the formation of the English language, but perhaps best known as one of the earliest works calling on the adoption of English as the universal language. Chapters are based on whole centuries from the fifth to the nineteenth. 701 pages with index. Small 4to. (Item ID: M1-12778)