|Short description:||Lily's "A short introduction of grammar" published|
|Medium description:||A compilation of the work of William Lily and John Colet, and refered to simply as 'Lily's grammar' or 'The Royal Grammar'.|
Grammar in two parts each with its own title-page. First a grammar in English for beginners and the second in Latin. In the 1548-49 edition the titles of the two sections were "A shorte introduction of grammar generally to be used in the kynges maiesties dominions, for the bryngynge up of all those that entende to atteyne the knowledge of the Latine tongue" and "Brevissima institutio, seu, Ratio grammatices cognoscendae, ad omnium puerorum utilitatem praescripta, quam solam regia maiestas in omnibus scholis profitendam praecipit"
[Smith doesn't put a date on the first printing but states "circulating by 1542, the date of the earliest extant edition"]
[Knowles states 1549]
[Grund states 1549]
[Crystal states 1509]
[Graddol states 1542]