BOSWORTH, Joseph (Rev.)

BOSWORTH, Joseph (Rev.). The elements of Anglo-Saxon grammar, with copious notes, illustrating the structure of the Saxon and the formation of the English language.

Hardin, Mavor, and Lepard: London, 1823.

£ 800

FIRST EDITION. 8vo (26.5 x 17 cm). [4], xlvii, [1], 332 pp.; Engraved facsimile frontispiece slightly offset onto Title-page. Slight foxing on first few and last pages, otherwise inside a clean and crisp copy;Untrimmed and some pages uncut. Gothic, Italic and Roman type; in English. Hardcover brown paper binding; slightly worn edges; worn label on spine. Internally very clean; overall a rare and very good copy.


Joseph Bosworth FRS (1788 – 1876) was an English scholar of the Anglo-Saxon language who compiled of the first major Anglo-Saxon dictionary. The present study was first published in 1823 while his most famous work is the An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, first published in 1838. It has often (especially in the past) been considered the definitive lexicon for Old English. I n 1858 Bosworth became Rector of Water Stratford, Buckinghamshire, and Rawlinsonian Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford.