No. XXXIII, Prize Dissertation, which was honored with the Magellanic Gold Medal, by the Philosophical Society, January 1793: Cadmus, or a Treatise on the Elements of Written Language, illustrating, by a philosophical Division of Speech, the Power of each Character, thereby mutually fixing the Orthography and Orthoepy. With an Essay on the mode of teaching the Daf, or Surd and consequently Dumb, to Speak
Extract, library records suggest from the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Volume III. Unadorned wraps; 8vo; pp. 261-320, plus folding table. Presentation copy, inscribed on a slip of paper tipped to the top of pp. 261, obscuring the final paragraph of an entry on the Honey-Bee, "James Tomlinson's / Ex Dono Auctoris / Wm. Thornton M. D. / March 2, 1795." A little soiling on first page (pp. 261), not affecting text or inscription; some light foxing throughout. An excellent copy, and uncommon. Bookseller Inventory # JC14286
Title: No. XXXIII, Prize Dissertation, which was ...
Publisher: n.p. [R. Aitken & Son] n.d. , n.p. [Philadelphia]
Publication Date: 1793
Book Condition: Very Good+
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