Thesaurus linguae Romanae & Britannicae,

By: Cooper, Thomas

Price: $650.00

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Thesaurus linguae Romanae & Britannicae, tam accurate congestus, ut nihil penè in eo desyderavi possit, quod vel Latinè complectatur amplissimus Stephani Thesaurus, vel Anglicè, toties aucta Eliotae B̆ibliotheca : opera & indistria Thomae Cooperi Magdalenensis; etc. etc. London: 1584. Thick folio. 867 leaves, text in double columns. unpaginated. Woodcut device on title page; woodcut initials. Early suede cover heavily worn with loss, notably loss of spine, [appears to be burn or smoke damage at top, not affecting text] front joint and hinge cracked; endpapers heavily toned and foxed; stain at hinge of first 20 pages; same at end of volume and occasionally within; small worm holes to title page not affecting rest of text. Occasional light foxing and page toning throughout but generally very clean. Signature on fep dated 1714 may be that of Dr Robert Uvedale (1642–1722), English educator and horticulturist, but unconfirmed. Thomas Cooper prepared this important Latin-English dictionary while headmaster of Magdalen College, drawing on the work of other lexicographers and in particular on the dictionaries of Sir Thomas Elyot and Robert Estienne. It was first published in 1565 and helped shape Elizabethan education and literature. Appended to the main text is an historical and poetical dictionary. The work soon became a standard reference. 1584 was third and final edition.

Title: Thesaurus linguae Romanae & Britannicae,

Author Name: Cooper, Thomas

Categories: Reference,

Publisher: London, 1584

Item: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: c170370506