Bookplate on front pastedown endpaper, otherwise Very Good in price-clipped dustwrapper. Cloth, 8vo, 22 cm, 138 pp. An updated reprint of the 1952 edition. A classic history of the English Language. Includes a chapter on the history of American English by John W. Clark. Chapters: Introductory, English and the Teutonic Languages; The Aryan Languages; Anglo-Saxon; Middle English; Modern English; Makers of English; The Foreign Element; The Latin Influence; Growth from within; Pronunciation; Conclusion; American English.
Near Fine. New edition, revised. 138pp. Age-toning to the endpapers, near fine, without dustwrapper. From the library of the artists Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson Shahn, with an estate label designed by their son, Jonathan Shahn. Signed by Bernarda Shahn in pencil on the front free endpaper.
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