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SISSON, J[oseph] L[awson]. The elements of Anglo-Saxon Grammar: to which are added a praxis and vocabulary.

Leeds. Printed by Benjamin Dewhirst, 1819. First edition.
12mo. 84pp. Uncut in original publisher's drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece, recently rebacked to style. Boards rubbed and marked. Recent bookplate of Eric Gerald Stanley to FEP, very occasional light spotting.
The sole edition of the first published work of Church of England clergyman Joseph Lawson Sisson; a primer to the grammar of the Anglo-Saxon language 'compiled with a view of offering to the Public, in a compressed Form, the principal Parts of Dr. Hickes's Anglo-Saxon Grammar, a Book now seldom to be met with' - the book referenced being George Hickes' comprehensive Institutiones Grammaticae Anglo-Saxonicae et Moeso- Goethicae (1689).

Eric Gerald Stanley (1923-2018), scholar of Old English literature, Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at the University of Oxford.
£ 275.00 Antiquates Ref: 20298