LATHAM, Robert Gordon. (M. Bentinck-Smith)

Title The English Language: Third Edition, revised and greatly enlarged.
Publisher London Taylor, Walton, and Maberly
Date 1850
Book ID 38126


8vo., original brown blind-stamped buckram. xlii+609pp., publisher's lists to endpapers and 4pp.bound in back. M. Bentinck-Smith’s copy with her bookplate neatly to paste-down. A very good, tight, clean little used copy. Spine head lightly pulled, slight sunning to upper board. Standard philological work of the time with much on the Germanic elements of English. Earlier owned by German born Girton scholar Mary Bentinck Smith (1864-1921). “a brilliant scholar, a radical feminist and one of the most charismatic headmistresses a girls' school could wish to have” (Summers Facebook).
Price: £80.00

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