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Lhuyd, Edward
Archaeologia Britannica, Giving some account Additional to what has been hitherto Publish'd, of the Languages, Histories and Customs of the Original Inhabitants of Great Britain: From Collections and Observations in Travels through Wales, Cornwall, Bas-Bretagne, Ireland and Scotland. Vol I. Glossography.
Oxford: Printed at the Theater for the Author, 1707. Folio: (20), 312, iv, (316)-436, (4 index)pp. Very good in contemporary full calf, spine gilt, and diamond panel on covers. Two ownership inscriptions on title: John Lhuyd, 1720 & The Gift of Evan Lloyd Gun-Smith to Godfrey Jones. This volume was the only one published of an intended multi-volume work recording the results of Lhuyd's remarkable tour of Wales, parts of Scotland, Ireland and Brittany between 1697 and 1701 to collect material for a survey of the natural history, geology, history, archaeology, place-names and philology of the Celtic-speaking countries. This Glossography included his lexicographical fieldwork and brought together a whole set of pioneering lexicographical achievements: the first comparative wordlist of Welsh, Irish, and the languages most closely related to them; the first Breton-English dictionary to be printed; the first Irish-English dictionary to be printed; the first printed record of the differences between dialects of Scottish Gaelic, and the first appearance in print of any specimen of Manx. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Mark Westwood Books PBFA [Sedbergh, United Kingdom]
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