A dictionary English and Spanish, and Spanish and English: containing the signification of words, and their different uses; together with the terms of arts, sciences, trades; and the Spanish words accented and spelled according to the regulation of the Royal Spanish Academy of Madrid. New edition, revised and improved after the edition of Joseph Baretti. Joseph Baretti.
A dictionary English and Spanish, and Spanish and English: containing the signification of words, and their different uses; together with the terms of arts, sciences, trades; and the Spanish words accented and spelled according to the regulation of the Royal Spanish Academy of Madrid. New edition, revised and improved after the edition of Joseph Baretti.

A dictionary English and Spanish, and Spanish and English: containing the signification of words, and their different uses; together with the terms of arts, sciences, trades; and the Spanish words accented and spelled according to the regulation of the Royal Spanish Academy of Madrid. New edition, revised and improved after the edition of Joseph Baretti.

Londres: Piestre and Delamolliere, 1786. 2 volumes, 4to, pp. [6], 624; [4], 491; slight cracking of the joints, wear at spine ends and corners, but all in all a good, handsome set in contemporary mottled (French or Spanish) calf, gilt spines, red morocco labels. Baretti's edition was first published in 1778 although he called it "second edition" as he considered the dictionary of Giral Delpino, published in 1763, the first edition, since he had drawn so heavily upon it. Even so, "Baretti deleted twice as many vocabulary entries as he added to Giral Delpino's dictionary and did extensive editing." He also drew heavily on the dictionary of his friend, Dr. Samuel Johnson, and he introduced "thousands of vocabulary entries" from Johnson into this work. See: Steiner, Two Centuries of Spanish and English Bilingual Lexicography, chapter 10); Vancil, p. 18. Item #14624

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