SKEAT, Rev. Walter W.

Title Notes on English Etymology: Chiefly Reprinted from the Transactions of the Philological Society
Publisher Oxford At the Clarendon Press
Date 1901
Book ID 38147
First Edition  


Original green cloth, bevelled edges, spine lettered gilt, top-edge-gilt,small 8vo., xxii+479pp.. 8pp publisher’s list. Tissue protected portrait frontis.. A good copy, clean and tight. Neat shelf number in white to spine with trace of old library label. No marks inside. Including notes on words of Brasilian, Peruvian and West Indian origin as well as Anglo-French.Important work by Rev. Walter William Skeat (FBA 1835–1912) “whose formidable achievement in English medieval studies and philology marks him out as one of the great 19th-century pioneer scholars... his work formed a solid basis for much of the academic development of these areas in the following century”. (OED Who’s Who 2019).
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