Item #64533 Glossographia: or A dictionary, interpreting all such hard words ... now used in our refined English tongue ... The second edition, more correct; wherein above five hundred words are added. Thomas Blount.
Glossographia: or A dictionary, interpreting all such hard words ... now used in our refined English tongue ... The second edition, more correct; wherein above five hundred words are added
Glossographia: or A dictionary, interpreting all such hard words ... now used in our refined English tongue ... The second edition, more correct; wherein above five hundred words are added
Glossographia: or A dictionary, interpreting all such hard words ... now used in our refined English tongue ... The second edition, more correct; wherein above five hundred words are added

Glossographia: or A dictionary, interpreting all such hard words ... now used in our refined English tongue ... The second edition, more correct; wherein above five hundred words are added

London: printed by Tho. Newcomb for George Sawbridge, at the Bible on Ludgate hill, 1661. Second edition, 8vo, pp. [688]; lexicon in double column, columns within ruled borders; contemporary full calf, old paper label lettered in ink on spine; front joint starting, the whole lightly rubbed and worn; good and sound. Ownership signature of H. M. Mapleton, April 1857 on verso of front flyleaf. Among the most famous of the 17th-century dictionaries, which appeared in five editions between 1656 and 1681. Blount is the first lexicographer of an English dictionary to attempt an etymology of words and deserves credit for having introduced the principle into the English dictionary; he is also the first English lexicographer to cite authorities consulted (see Starnes & Noyes, chapt. V). Alston V, 45; Wing B3335; Kennedy 6172; Vancil p. 26. Item #64533

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