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H[ARRIS] J[ames].
Hermes: Or, A Philosophical Inquiry Concerning Language and Universal Grammar.

pp. xix, (i), 426, (i) blank, (xxvi) Index, (ii) blank. Contemporary speckled calf rubbed along the edges and head of the spine, a portion of the label lacking and affecting the final 'S' of both HARRIS and HERMES, front free end-paper loose, contemporary inscription on title - 'Amico suo J: Cornish Donid J[ames]. Mapowder', considerable marginal annotation by Mapowder who has signed his name in full on the final page, without the Errata/Advertisement leaf present in some copies, a couple of pin-holes through the lower margin of much of the book, the stub of a cancelled leaf between pages 318 and 319.

*One of the foremost texts on the science of language in the eighteenth century. One of the marginal notes reads - 'Mr. Linnaeus, the celebrated Botanist, has traced the Distinction of Sexes almost through the whole Vegetable World, & made it the Basis of his Botanic method.' MAPOWDER, James, s. James, of Annington, Devon, cler. Exeter Coll., matric. 16 March, 1753, aged 18; B.A. 1756. [Alumni Oxonienses: the Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886].

For J. Nourse and P. Vaillant. London.

Date Published: 1751. First edition. 8vo.

Stock No. 57054

Price: 285.00