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Cooper, Thomas
Thesaurus linguae Romanae & Britannicae,
London, 1584. London. 1584. Thesaurus linguae Romanae & Britannicae, tam accurate congestus, ut nihil penè in eo desyderavi possit, quod vel Latinè complect atur amplissimus Stephani Thesaurus, vel Anglicè, toties aucta E liotae B̆ibliotheca : opera & indistria Thomae Cooperi Magda lenensis; etc. etc. London: 1584. Thick folio. 867 leaves, text in double columns. unpaginated. Woodcut device on title page; woo dcut initials. Early suede cover heavily worn with loss, notably loss of spine, [appears to be burn or smoke damage at top, not a ffecting text] front joint and hinge cracked; endpapers heavily t oned and foxed; stain at hinge of first 20 pages; same at end of volume and occasionally within; small worm holes to title page no t affecting rest of text. Occasional light foxing and page toning throughout but generally very clean. Signature on fep dated 1714 may be that of Dr Robert Uvedale (1642–1722), English educator and horticulturist, but unconfirmed. Thomas Cooper prepared this important Latin-English dictionary while headmaster of Magdalen College, drawing on the work of other lexicographers and in parti cular on the dictionaries of Sir Thomas Elyot and Robert Estienne . It was first published in 1565 and helped shape Elizabethan edu cation and literature. Appended to the main text is an historical and poetical dictionary. The work soon became a standard referen ce. 1584 was third and final edition. .
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