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Archaeologia Britannica Glossography
Edward Lhuyd 1707. Volume 1 (all published), VG, 1st Ed. In worn full brown contemporary lightly speckled calf, with decorative gilt edge tooling, corners and edges bumped and worn. Spine, raised bands, gilt tooling, title in gilt to red morocco label, edges bumped, upper joint cracked at head and tail. Internally, decorative gilt tooling to board edges, old repairs to tips, text block edges yellowed, ink notes to fep, paper repair to corner of ffep along with ink initial to margin, title with Theater vignette, [20], 312 pp, (iv), (A-Ee2), 425-436, (Ii-Ii2), some mis-numbering as appears normal - page 41 = 1, 42 = 2, 43 = 3, 44 = 4, then back to normal, some neat marginal notes and underlining, with the 4 page index which includes the errata, has the list of subscribers, mainly 3 columns per page, engraved head piece and historiated initial on dedication. A very good copy. Includes a Cornish Grammar and dictionary of the Irish language. (ESTC T116102. Brunet 1049. GRAESSE 194) Title continues: Archaeologia Britannica, Giving Some Account Additional to What Has Been Hitherto Published, of The Languages, Histories and Customs of the Original Inhabitants of Great Britain: From Collections and Observations in Travels Through Wales, Cornwal, Bas-Bretagne, Ireland and Scotland. Chapters on: The comparative Etymology, The comparative Vocabulary, The Armoric Grammar and Vocabulary, Dr Davies's Dictionary, Cornish Grammar, Catalogue of British Manuscripts in Welsh and Latin, Essay towards a British Etymologicon, The Introduction to the Irish, Irish Dictionary etc. Lhuyd [Lhwyd; formerly Lloyd], Edward (1659/60?-1709), naturalist and philologist, was the Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum. See ODNB for a full Bio.
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