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MILNER, John (1718--1779)
A practical grammar of the Latin tongue: wherein all the rules are expressed in English, in the method of text, and notes; and thrown into the most agreeable view, for the benefit of learners. The whole established upon rational principles, and classical authorities: ... To which is added, a vocabulary, ... collected from those very learned masters, Sanctius ... Drawn up at first to serve a private occasion, and now made publick, as a testimony of respect to the British youth. The second edition, enlarged more than two thirds; and furnished with proper indexes.
London: printed for John Noon, 1742 [1743].
[24], 356, [28] p. ; 20.1 cm. (8º)

Anonymous. The preface is signed 'J. M.', i.e. John Milner, and dated June 24th, 1742. First published in 1729. The 'Vocabulary' has a separate title-page (p. [299]) bearing the imprint: London: printed for John Noon, 1743. Includes at the end an 'Index to Lily's Grammar, ... Shewing The Correspondence between the Common Grammar, lately corrected and improved, and This.'. ESTC t132606 .

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 2s. 6d., 24 November 1808. (Spiers Box). Boone's price and hieroglyphs inscribed in pencil on front free-endpaper; rear free-endpaper inscribed in ink 4z6. Inscribed in ink on title-page Hor: Mann, possibly the politician Sir Horatio [Horace] Mann (1744--1814), the nephew and heir of the British representative in Florence of the same name whom Soane had met during his grand tour.

Binding C18th calf with gilt double-ruled borders and spine, red morocco spine-label

Reference Number 899


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