Norman, OK: Pilgrim Books, (1983),
First Edition. octavo, blue cloth in dust jacket. (xii), 302pp. Pilgrim Books, Item #255
With his immense energy, Furnivall was a central force behind the English literary scene in the nineteenth century, particularly in its scholarly branches, founding many literary societies, contributing to the beginnings of the Oxford English Dictionary, and generally promoting English literary and linguistic scholarship. He maintained a strained relationship with T. J. Wise, who disparaged Furnivall as critic, and bankrupted the Shelley Society by printing too many luxurious facsimile first editions. Very fine copy in a very fine dust jacket.