WRIGHT, Joseph.

Title Grammar of the Gothic Language containing the Gospel of St. Mark, Selections from the Other Gospels and the Second Epistle to Timothy with Grammar, Notes and Glossary. Second Edition.
Publisher Oxford Clarendon,
Date 1899
Book ID 37298


Original blue cloth, xvi+286pp., 14 pp. Clarendon list. Spine ends and corners worn, mild foxing, paper a little softened, ink-underscoring to a number of pages. Early owner name to endpaper dated 1908. Early edition on the Gothic language by the eminent self-taught philologist Joseph Wright, who established the scientific study of dialect in Britain. He was was an important early influence on J. R. R. Tolkien and much admired by Virginia Woolf. Along with many grammars and other works on early English, Wright’s greatest achievement was the six-volume English Dialect Dictionary which has not yet been superseded.
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