TAUCHNITZ Bernhard edits Five Centuries of the English Language and Literature. Volume CCCCC of the Tauchnitz Edition
Bernhard Tauchnitz 1860
with a preface by the author, original limp cloth, spine bumped and chipped, occasional spotting and dust-soiling, good. traces the development of the English language from John Wycliffe (1324-1384) to Thomas Gray (1716-1771) in ‘characteristic specimens’; the first commemorative volume, timely issued in anticipation of Tauchnitz's elevation to the baronetcy; page 3 is 'illuminated' with an ornamental T in red and black, headline in red'; 429 pages Todd and Bowden 500