English Composition, in a Method entirely new, with various short Contrasted Examples, from Celebrated Writers, the whole adapted to Common Capacities, [...] To which are added, [...] a List of Select Books for English Readers with Remarks.

Rev. George Glyn Scraggs [Charles Whittingham; the Chiswick Press; Buckingham Boarding School for Young Gentlemen; Ralph Lindsay]
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London: Printed by C. Whittingham, Dean Street, Fetter Lane. For H. D. Symonds, Paternoster-Row, And may be had of Mr. Seeley, Bookseller in Buckingham. 1802.
SKU: 5534

12mo: xxxv + 177 pp + three pages of advertisements. Portrait frontispiece. Good, on aged paper. In remains of contemporary calf binding, rebacked with new spine label. Bookplate of Ralph Lindsay, with his signature, dated 15 July 1811, on title-page. Modern ownership inscription on reverse of frontispiece. The first advertisement is for 'Buckingham Boarding School for Young Gentlemen' ('The Rev. G. G. SCRAGGS takes Boarders at Eighteen Guineas per Annum, (Washing excluded) [...] Mr. SCRAGGS has been above 16 years engaged in teaching youth. [...]'). Contents include "An Introductory Essay on the Advantages of understanding English Composition", "A small select Literary Library for English Readers, with Remarks", parts of speech, contracted phrases, "Divided and Transposed Sentences", principal figures of speech, "Short Examples of different Kinds of good English Language", "Brief Directions how to form a suitable Style". Only two copies on COPAC: British Library and Aberdeen.