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Phillips, Edward
The New World of English Words: or, a General Dictionary containing the interpretations of such hard words as are derived from other languages;whether Hebrew, Arabick, Syriack, Greek, Latin, Italian, French, Spanish, British, Dutch, Saxon, &c. their etymologies and perfect definitions: together with all those terms that relate to the arts and sciences; .
printed by E. Tyler, for Nath.[aniel] Brooke at the sign of the Angel in Cornhill, London, 1658. First edition. Engraved frontispiece with view of Cambridge and Oxford, and portraits of famous men of letters. [360]pp. Folio. Upon its release, this work was attacked publicly by Thomas Blount, whose own dictionary had been published two years earlier. Edward Phillips (1630-1696?) was the nephew of John Milton, and was best known for his review of poets through the ages, Theatrum poetarum. Phillips and his younger brother, John, were both educated by Milton, and some of Phillips' works are believed actually to be written by his famous uncle. Phillips included a comparatively large number of old words for which Speght was the main source. His selection was largely different from Bullokar's and Cockeram's. Nicely paired with THE INTERPRETER OF WORDS AND TERMS. ESTC R14781; Alston 53; Wing P-2068; Gibson,532Int Modern paneled calf. Title page slightly soiled, some chipping to corners, ink notations on verso of the engraved title in a early hand Engraved frontispiece with view of Cambridge and Oxford, and portraits of famous men of letters. [360]pp. Folio [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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