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A large dictionary in three parts: I. The English before the Latin... II. The Latin before the English... III. The proper names of persons, places, and other things necessary to the understanding of historians and poets
London: printed by W. Rawlins, for G. Sawbridge [et al.], 1677. First and only edition, folio, pp. [10], plus unpaginated lexicon in quadruple column, with separate titles to each of the three parts; full 18th century sheep, gilt lozenge central on both covers and within a gilt border, later black morocco label on spine, gilt-paneled spine in 7 compartments, 20th century decorative endpapers; extremities rubbed and worn, pages browned, top edges trimmed occasionally affecting running title text, rear hinge cracked at beginning of last signature, last 6 leaves reinserted causing considerable tightness in the gutter, marginal tears, minor tape remnants and residue on verso of front flyleaf, later (1753) manuscript ownership inscription "Johannis Caulfeild, Sancti Petris Collegii..." on title page. Francis Holyoke, the reviser of Rider's dictionary and the compiler of the Dictionarium etymologicum, died in 1653, and his lexicographical work was continued, after a lapse of some years, by his son, Thomas. Drawn heavily from Gouldman's Copious Dictionary of 1674, but unlike the earlier Holyoke dictionaries, Thomas Holyoke adds, for most words, phrases illustrating meaning and usage, many of which derive from Spelman's Glossarium. Because of the competition in the succeeding years from Littleton and Coles, a second edition was not called for. With the essential matter of his predecessors, and printed in folio, in larger and more legible type, this dictionary is, for consultation, preferable to the predecessors (See Starnes, Chapt. XIX). Wing H-2535; Graesse III, p. 325.
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books [U.S.A.]
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