Oxford, 1980, Softcover, Book Condition: As New, First Paperback
revised in 1953 (with corrections to 1978) by Norman Davis who writes in his preface: "Sweet's Primer first appeared in 1882, and was last revised for the eighth edition of 1905. It is not surprising that in the interval methods of presentation should have changed. The Primer, though designed as an introduction to Sweet's Reader, has tended to fall out of use, but nothing has replaced it; and the Reader itself has often been used as a beginner's book, for which it was never intended. In the belief that an elementary introduction on the lines of the Primer is essential, I have tried in the present revision to preserve the policy and the scale of Sweet's work, while rearranging it very considerably in detail. In the grammar especially in treating the verb, where Sweet's classification has failed to find acceptance - I have sought to present the facts, with as few technical terms as possible, in the same groups as students will find when they come to more advanced books." Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 129 pages. no Dust Jacket as published.. White titles spine. Includes index, Notes & Glossary. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Language & Linguistics; Anglo-Saxon; Reference. ISBN: 0198111789. ISBN/EAN: 9780198111788. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2520.