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An essay upon literature: or, An enquiry into the antiquity and original of letters

proving that the two tables, written by the finger of God in Mount Sinai, was the first writing in the world, and that all other alphabets derive from the Hebrew ; with a short view of the methods made use of by the antients to supply the want of letters before, and improve the use of them, after they were known

by Daniel Defoe

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Published by Printed for Tho. Bowles ... in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Copy 2 bound with: Woodward, George. Poems on several occasions. Oxford, 1730; and Tolson, Francis. Proposals for the printing, Hermathenae. [London, 1739].

The Physical Object
Pagination1 p. l., 127 p.
Number of Pages127
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24404996M
OCLC/WorldCa11914463

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