DE RADIUS, J.S.C. Condensed Historical Notice of the Languages of the Slavic Nations. By J.S.C. De Radius, a Native of Southern Russia. London, Printed for the Author, by Wilson and Ogilvy, 1853.
12mo. Original publisher's cloth, spine ornamented and lettered in gilt, all over ormnamented in blind, all edges gilt; pp. vi, , 80; light marking to cloth, otherwise very good; provenance: from Woburn Abbey with the Duke of Bedford's bookplate inside front cover.
Privately printed first edition, published for subscribers (list at the beginning). This is an introduction into the branches of the Slavonic language tree. De Radius decribes the nature of every language before going into the historical development of the language and the national literature. The Polish language and literature take up 25 pages of this slim publication.