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ASH, John (1724?--1779)
Grammatical institutes, or, an easy introduction to Dr. Lowth's English grammar, designed for the use of schools. And to lead young gentlemen and ladies, into the knowledge of the first principles of the English language. By John Ash, with an appendix, containing, I. The declension of irregular and defective verbs. II. The application of the grammatical institutes. III. Some useful observations on the ellipsis. The sixth edition, revised and corrected by the author.
London: printed for E. and C. Dilly, 1777.
156, [4] p. ; 12.5 cm. (12º)

Originally published: Worcester: printed by R. Lewis, 1760. With a list of 'New Books published this Day, for the Use of Schools and private Gentlemen, printed for E. and C. Dilly' on the title-page verso, and two final leaves of advertisements for 'A Library For young Gentlemen and Ladies.'. This edition not in Alston. ESTC t118377.

Copy Notes Imperfect; all before A3 i.e. the title-leaf and first leaf of the preface torn out. Groundplan in ink on front pastedown, possibly of a church, obscured by Soane bookplate; measured groundplan in ink of a plot of land with a building in Soane's hand on rear pastedown, with ink inscription Gravesend -1-16-6.

Binding Contemporary C18th sheep, blind double-ruled borders.

Reference Number 238


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