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Littleton, Adam
Linguæ latinæ liber dictionarius quadrapartitus. A Latine dictionary, in four parts
printed for T. Bassett [et al.], London, 1678. First edition, thick 4to, unpaginated lexicon in triple and quadruple column; [?2] A4 A-2C4 2D2 2E-2L4 A-3I4 3A-5D4 A-X4 5A-5E4 5F8; the second 3H missigned 2H, 4H3 missigned 4H2; engraved frontispiece of the Bibliotheca Palatine and 2 engraved maps (Ancient Rome and Italy); full contemporary reverse calf recently rebacked, tips reinforced, brown gilt-lettered morocco spine label; boards a bit scuffed with a few ink stains; frontispiece mounted and laid down on recent stiff paper; contemporary ink stains throughout, including on title page; very occasional close tears and small losses, some affecting text without loss of meaning; armorial bookplate of Joseph F. Duckett; good and sound. One of the most famous Latin dictionaries by one of the best-known lexicographers of the Restoration. See Starnes, Renaissance Dictionaries (Austin, 1954) where a whole chapter is devoted to it. Kennedy 2830; Vancil, p. 151; Wing L-2563. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB) [St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.]
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