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1782 Observations on the Scottish Dialect - Scotland Language - John Sinclair

1782 Observations on the Scottish Dialect - Scotland Language - John Sinclair

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Observations on the Scottish Dialect (1782)

By John Sinclair

Printed for W. Strahan, and T Cadell in the Strand, and W. Creech, Edinburgh, 1782. Scarce first edition. Hald-leather binding, 232 pages.

CONDITION
A good complete ex-library copy once belonging to Paisley Free Library. Front and rear inside boards have library bookplates but no ink stamps to the book whatsoever, The only other sign of library reference is a numer written in pen to the rear of the title page plus a date. The library binding has wear but is solid and serving its purpose well in preserving the text block. The text block is complete and the pages are in good clean condition throughout. Overall very good for ex-library.

Sir John Sinclair (1754 - 1835) was a Scottish writer, famous for his survey of Scottish life, the "Statistical Account of Scotland", published between 1791 and 1799. In this volume, Sinclair describes some of the words and phrases of the Scots language (which he calls a "dialect") and their derivations (e.g. from Latin, Belgic, Saxon etc). He also touches on language usage in London and other parts of England.
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