An English Grammar: Comprehending The Principles And Rules Of The Language...

By: Murray, Lindley

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Fourth American, from the last English edition, corrected and much enlarged. Full leather binding. Two volumes bound in one. The book is in Good+ to Very Good- condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some rubbing, bumping and wear, as do the spine joints. There are spots of discoloration to the bottom front cover and several spots with bits of leather scraped. The text pages are generally clean and bright, with spots of foxing throughout. The inner hinges have cracking and there is noticeable foxing and toning to the endpapers. "Lindley Murray (27 March 1745 16 February 1826) , was an American Quaker who moved to England and became a writer and grammarian. " "As Murray's health was failing, he decided to try the English climate. In 1784, he left America and never returned. The remainder of his life was spent in literary pursuits at Holgate, near York. For the last sixteen years of his life, Murray's physical condition, likely the result of Post-Polio Syndrome, confined him to his house. Charles Monaghan's 1998 biography, The Murrays of Murray Hill, long considered a standard work, has been recently (2011) succeeded by Fens-de Zeeuw's authoritative work on Murray's life and language use, in which several earlier misconceptions are set straight. His library became noted for its theological and philological treasures. He studied botany, and his garden was said to exceed in variety the Royal Gardens at Kew. The summer house in which his grammars were composed still remains. Murray's first published work, The Power of Religion on the Mind, York, 1787, 20th edition 1842, was twice translated into French. To the 8th edition (1795) was added 'Extracts from the Writings of divers Eminent Men representing the Evils of Stage Plays, &c. ,' published separately 1789 and 1799."

Title: An English Grammar: Comprehending The Principles And Rules Of The Language...

Author Name: Murray, Lindley

Categories: English Language,

Edition: 4th American Edition

Publisher: New York, Collins and Co.: 1918

Binding: Leather

Book Condition: Good+

Seller ID: A35738

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