Dictionarium Anglo-Britannicum: or, a general English dictionary, comprehending a brief but emphatical and clear explication of all sorts of difficult words ... to which is added a large collection of words and phrases ... made use of in our ancient statutes, old records, charters, writs ... an interpretation of the proper names of men and women... The whole work compil'd and methodically digested, for the benefit of young students, tradesmen, artificers, foreigners, and others who are desirous thoroughly to understand what they speak, read, or write. JOHN KERSEY.
Dictionarium Anglo-Britannicum: or, a general English dictionary, comprehending a brief but emphatical and clear explication of all sorts of difficult words ... to which is added a large collection of words and phrases ... made use of in our ancient statutes, old records, charters, writs ... an interpretation of the proper names of men and women... The whole work compil'd and methodically digested, for the benefit of young students, tradesmen, artificers, foreigners, and others who are desirous thoroughly to understand what they speak, read, or write.

Dictionarium Anglo-Britannicum: or, a general English dictionary, comprehending a brief but emphatical and clear explication of all sorts of difficult words ... to which is added a large collection of words and phrases ... made use of in our ancient statutes, old records, charters, writs ... an interpretation of the proper names of men and women... The whole work compil'd and methodically digested, for the benefit of young students, tradesmen, artificers, foreigners, and others who are desirous thoroughly to understand what they speak, read, or write.

London: printed by J. Wilde, for J. Phillips [et al.], 1708. First edition of the first abridged dictionary, 8vo, unpaginated (collated and complete); later full tree calf, rebacked, old gilt spine and red morocco label laid down; title-p. soiled, else very good and sound. Alston V, 91 ("an unconfessed abridgement of Kersey's revision of Phillip's dictionary" - the New World of English Words, 1706 - "although it contains much dialectal material not found in that work"); Starnes & Noyes, pp. 95-97 ("Kersey's vocabulary, estimated at 35,000 words, far surpasses that of any preceding dictionary, with the single exception of the folio Kersey-Phillips, which, amazingly enough considering its difference in physical size, it almost equals"); Kennedy 6203; Vancil, p. 138. Item #30863

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