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A Dictionarie in English and Latine; deuised for the capacity of Children, and young Beginners. At first set foorth by M. Withals, with Phrases both Rythmical and Prouerbial: Recognised, by Dr. Euans; after by Abr. Fleming: and then by William Clerk. And now at this last Impression enlarged with an encrease of Words, Sentences, Phrases, Epigrams, Histories, Poeticall fictions, and Alphabeticall Prouerbs; with a compendious Nomenclator newly added at the end. All composed for the ease, profit, and delight of those that desire Instruction, and the better perfection of the Latine tongue.
Printed at London by Thomas Purfoot 1616 - FINAL ENLARGED EDITION, running-titles ('A little Dictionarie for Children'), and double-column text in roman and black letter, within ruled borders, lacks A1 (?blank), minor worming to the last few leaves touching a few letters without affecting the sense, small hole in K6 with the loss of a few letters, printing flaw on Oo8 touching a few letters, 3 small holes in last leaf with the loss only of about 5mm of the border pp. [xiv], 623, 8vo, contemporary blind-ruled calf, 6 raised bands, initials 'FH' stamped on covers, edges blue, later ms. paper label, the sewing pulled but firm, lacks front paste-down and ties, good. First published in 1553 (the editions mentioned by Ames and Herbert as printed by Caxton and Wynkyn de Worde are ghosts), and quickly established as a standard school text. The content is arranged according to subjects, and the intention was to aid the acquisition of Latin for purposes of speaking as well as of writing. Most of the preceding editions are very rare: this, the sixteenth edition, is itself quite scarce: STC gives five American locations, including the imperfect Harvard copy. The original text was supplemented by an appendix of phrases by Lewis Evans in 1572, further supplemented by Abraham Fleming with 'more than six hundred rythmicall verses, whereof many be prouerbial' in 1586, and supplied with yet another appendix by William Clerk in 1608. The present edition incorporates the work of previous editors, and provides the final text, as revised and enlarged by an unknown hand. It was reprinted in 1634. ESTC records 7 copies in the UK (3 of them in Oxford), and 5 in the US. (ESTC S95896)
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