Item #64459 Glossographia: or a dictionary, interpreting the hard words of whatsoever language, now used in our refined English tongue; with etymologies, definitions, and historical observations on the same ... The third edition, with some corrections and many additions. Thomas Blount.
Glossographia: or a dictionary, interpreting the hard words of whatsoever language, now used in our refined English tongue; with etymologies, definitions, and historical observations on the same ... The third edition, with some corrections and many additions
Glossographia: or a dictionary, interpreting the hard words of whatsoever language, now used in our refined English tongue; with etymologies, definitions, and historical observations on the same ... The third edition, with some corrections and many additions

Glossographia: or a dictionary, interpreting the hard words of whatsoever language, now used in our refined English tongue; with etymologies, definitions, and historical observations on the same ... The third edition, with some corrections and many additions

London: printed by Tho. Newcomb, and are to be sold by John Martyn, at the Bell without Temple Bar, 1670. 8vo, pp. 708, [2]; text in double column; contemporary full calf, nicely rebacked to match, maroon morocco label on spine. Manuscript ownership inscription on the front free endpaper: "E bib: Guil. Whittington 1677." "Blount is the first lexicographer of a purely English dictionary to attempt an etymology of words ... [and he] deserves credit for having introduced the principle into the English dictionary ... To Blount belongs the credit for being the first English lexicographer to cite authorities he had consulted" (Starnes & Noyes). Alston V, 50; Wing B-3336; Kennedy 6179; see Starnes & Noyes, The English Dictionary from Cawdrey to Johnson, Chapter V. Item #64459

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