Good. Item #5817
London: R. Hunt, 1821. Second Edition. Two Volumes. Octavo; I: cvii, 315pp, II: [iv], 434pp +1 ads. Full leather with gilt borders and leather spine labels. Boards nearly detached on first volume, with front board holding by only the top stitch and the back holding by top two. Second volume chipped at head of spine. Both volumes otherwise a bit shelfworn, with light bumping to corners, rubbing along edges, and scuffs down joints. Engraved bookplate of Lucius O'Brien on front pastedown of first volume; removed from second with offsetting to front free endpaper, but no abrasions or glue residue to front pastedown. Endpapers foxed. Page block bindings are sound. Prior bookseller's note in pencil in first volume reads" A scarce learned treatise on the correctness of Latin in prose." Pages otherwise unmarked.
Crombie was a Presbyterian minister and schoolmaster. He was born and studied in Aberdeen, then moved to London after his ordination. He published a number of works on grammar, philosophy, and theology. This copy most recently from the personal library of journalist William Safire, with no ownership markings.