1798-1805 Epea Pteroenta Or, The Diversions of Purley
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Second edition to the first volume, first edition of second volume, as usual. Written by John Horne Tooke, by the clergyman, politician and philologist. Philology being the study of language in regards to both oral and written sources. As Tooke's area of expertise, this work 'Epea Pteroenta' speaks with authority on the use language and grammar. On it publication this work saw great success, both in the Britain and internationally. Topics featured in this set of works discuss: Adjectives, Nouns, Participles, Distribution of language, Preposition, and Adverbs etc. Institutional bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume, from Grimsby Public Library.
In the original quarter cloth binding with paper covered boards. Externally sound. Bumping to the head and tail of the spine, and also to the extremities. Patches of rubbing to the boards. Small split to the front volume joint of I to the tail, no more than 2cm. Back strip is lifting to the head of volume II. Two additional labels to the spines of each volume. Ex libris bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. Front and rear hinges are lightly strained to volume II. Front hinge to volume I is tender. Internally generally firmly bound. Pages are generally clean with spots to the front and rear endpapers.
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