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SHARP, Granville.

Three Tracts on the Syntax and Pronunciation of the Hebrew Tongue;

With an appendix addressed to the Hebrew nation.

London: by W. Calvert for Vernor and Hood, F. and C. Rivington, J. White, J. Hatchard, W. Dwyer, and L. Pennington, at Durham, 1804 Stock Code: 111956
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First and only edition. Sharp (1735-1813), best remembered as one of the first abolitionists, was also an esteemed amateur linguist and theologian, having taught himself Hebrew and Greek while apprenticed to a London linen-draper in order to debate with two of his fellow apprentices. "Dr Henry Lloyd, Regius Professor of Hebrew at Cambridge, lauded Sharp for his insights into the pronunciation of Hebrew, as did Bishop Horsley on Sharp's new insights on Hebrew syntax A refrain seen in many reviews was that Sharp's treatment was the finest in print, the ablest defence of a view, a great insight that would stand the test of time" (Wallace, Granville Sharp's Canon and its Kin, p. 47).

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Description

Octavo (187 x 110 mm). Uncut in original boards, white paper backstrip, manuscript title to spine.

Illustrations

With the individual title pages and half-titles for each tract, the register continuous except for the appendix.

Condition

Spine slightly rolled and chipped, a few small markings to covers. An excellent, entirely unsophisticated copy.

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