Scoticisms, arranged in Alphabetical Order, designed to correct improprieties of speech and writing. James Beattie.
Scoticisms, arranged in Alphabetical Order, designed to correct improprieties of speech and writing

Scoticisms, arranged in Alphabetical Order, designed to correct improprieties of speech and writing.

Edinburgh: for William Creech & T. Cadell, London, 1787.

First edition. Pp. [iv], 121 [122 blank]. Half-title. Octavo, signed in 4s (7 1⁄4 x 4 1⁄4 inches). Bound to style in contemporary reversed calf-backed ‘marbled’ paper boards.Provenance: numerous marginal notes by an unidentified but early hand. Item #262964

An attractive copy of this interesting work: “The book is well wrote” (p.104) and was discussed by Beattie with Samuel Johnson (p.105 “The Scots have been accused of misapplying the active verb, To want … I mentioned this to Dr Johnson, who seemed to acquiesce in it”).

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