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MacCurtin, Hugh
THE ELEMENTS OF THE IRISH LANGUAGE, GRAMMATICALLY EXPLAINED IN ENGLISH. LOUVAIN: MARTIN VAN OVERBEKE, 1728
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MacCurtin, Hugh
THE ELEMENTS OF THE IRISH LANGUAGE, GRAMMATICALLY EXPLAINED IN ENGLISH. LOUVAIN: MARTIN VAN OVERBEKE, 1728
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MacCurtin, Hugh
THE ELEMENTS OF THE IRISH LANGUAGE, GRAMMATICALLY EXPLAINED IN ENGLISH. LOUVAIN: MARTIN VAN OVERBEKE, 1728
8vo, FIRST EDITION, 2 parts (the second in Irish), roman and Irish types, woodcut ornament on titles, woodcut initials, later brown morocco, all edges gilt, slight wear to binding
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FIRST EDITION.  MacCurtin was a noted Irish poet, of whose work fifty poems are still extant. "MacCurtin left Ireland about 1727 and travelled to the Irish Franciscan college at Louvain where his second book, The Elements of the Irish Language Grammatically Explained in English, was published in 1728. This is a work of considerable scholarship, but it is clear that MacCurtin drew heavily from an unpublished manuscript grammar by Francis Walsh" (Oxford DNB). The second part of the book is in Irish, with an Irish title-page.

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