Dictionarium septem linguarum ... additamenta quoque Pauli Manutii suo quæque loco inserta ... vocabolariumque italicolatinum maximopere est amplificatum. Ambrosius Calepinus.
Dictionarium septem linguarum ... additamenta quoque Pauli Manutii suo quæque loco inserta ... vocabolariumque italicolatinum maximopere est amplificatum

Dictionarium septem linguarum ... additamenta quoque Pauli Manutii suo quæque loco inserta ... vocabolariumque italicolatinum maximopere est amplificatum

Venetiis: typis Stephani Curtij, 1689. Folio, 2 parts in 1, pp. [8], 988; 156; first title page printed in red and black, both with printer's woodcut device, text in both double and triple column, woodcut initials and ornaments; contemporary full calf, gilt-decorated spine in 6 compartments, red morocco label in 1; some cracking at the top of the spine, the boards rather rubbed, but the binding is sound; bottom inch of title page neatly cut away (no loss of letterpress), . central lozenge stamped in blind on both covers, manuscript titling on spine; turn-ins curled, but a good, sound copy of a large and impressive volume. This famous and durable polyglot dictionary was first published as a Latin lexicon in Reggio in 1502, and was gradually augmented by a series of editors to include up to ten languages, including English. "During the whole period of the Renaissance scarcely an important dictionary was published which did not reflect directly or indirectly the influence of Calepine" (Starnes). Labarre 198. Item #42972

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