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HARRIS, James. Philological inquiries in three parts.

London. Printed for C. Nourse, 1781. First edition.
8vo. Without half-title. [30], 571pp, [37]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and two further engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-ruled speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed, marked, and bumped. Early armorial bookplate and recent bookplate of Eric Gerald Stanley to FEP, inked ownership inscription of Alex. Fraser Tytler to head of title.
James Harris (1709-1780), English philologist, logician and musical patron, noted for his devotion to classical authors and chiefly remembered for his first two works: Three Treatises (London, 1744), and Hermes, or a Philosophical Inquiry Concerning Language and Universal Grammar (London, 1751) which provided him the nick-name by which he was colloquially known: 'Hermes Harris'.

From the library of noted translator and sometime professor of universal history at Edinburgh University, Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee (1747- 1813), with his characteristic ownership inscription.

Eric Gerald Stanley (1923-2018), scholar of Old English literature, Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at the University of Oxford.
ESTC T147057.
£ 450.00 Antiquates Ref: 20320