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Calepini, Ambrosii (Ambrogio Calepino)
Dictionarium Octolingue, In quo Latinis dictionibus Hebraeae, Graecae, Gallicae, Italicae, Germanicae, Hifpanicae, atque Anglicae adiectaefunt
Ex Typographia Matthaei Berjon, 1620. Hardcover. Elephant folio size, approximately 1750 pp. Good +. Ambrogio Calepino (ca. 1440-1511), although the son of a Count, entered the Augustine order at a young age. One of the missions of the Augustinians was education, and to aid this mission, they established their own printing press at Nuremberg in 1479, very shortly after the invention of movable type. True to his calling, Ambrogio Calepino dedicated his life to his Latin Dictionary which was first published in 1502; numerous revisions followed, with the Aldine printers publishing several editions. Non-Latin words were gradually added, to form a work of words from seven additional languages (Hebrew, Greek, French, Italian, German, Hispanic, and English); eventually, the Basel edition of 1590 contained eleven languages. Many later dictionaries depended on Calepino's work for almost 300 years, up through the late 1700s. This volume appears to have been in the possession of at least two theological libraries; there is a small plate at the top of the front turn-in "BIB. COLL. PICTAV. S.J." (Society of Jesus, the Jesuits); on the title page and the page following are contemporaneous ms notes, with stamps in the shape of a cross, indicating the volume from was the library of an order of Carmelites, "Ex Carmelo Bayonensi". ___DESCRIPTION: Rebacked calf spine with red title label lettered in gilt, contemporaneous calf boards covered with brown paste paper, beneath the front paste-down at the hinge is an old sheet of what appears to be Gregorian chant (used in binding), title page in r … [Click Below for Full Description]
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