I'm interested in finding books that explain English grammar (as much of it and in as much depth as possible), written by scholars from the late 17th/early 18th century. Which do you recommend? Could you please provide a link e.g. to a pdf, where they can be read online?
I found three books from this period: Joseph Aickin's The English grammar (1693), Guy Miège's The English grammar (1688), and Christopher Cooper's Grammatica Linguae Anglicanae (1685), but I couldn't find them online. Could you please provide links to where I can read them, preferably the original versions, rather than reprints?
I'm also interested in finding books about English phonology, likewise written by English late 17th/early 18th century scholars. Could you please recommend some, and provide links to them (preferably original versions)? If books about English phonology didn't exist then, please provide links to phonology books that are as close to that time period as possible. Many thanks!