Apr 09, 2015 - Sale 2379

Sale 2379 - Lot 59

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FLORIO, JOHN. Queen Anna's New World of Words; or, Dictionarie of the Italian and English Tongues. Title within woodcut architectural border. [16], 617, [3], [2], 617-686, 685-690 pages, including engraved portrait of Florio by William Hole, initial and final blanks, and blank 3F4. Folio, 292x190 mm, contemporary calf with gilt center lozenge on covers and later morocco lettering piece, extremities worn, bottom of spine chipped; title edges darkened, scattered minor stains, worming in blank inner corners in second half of volume. Armorial bookplate of Sir Charles Mordaunt (1836-97) on title verso; stamp of Peter & Diana Opie inside front cover. London: Melch. Bradwood for Edw. Blount and William Barret, 1611

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Enlarged edition of Florio's 1598 A Worlde of Wordes, the most extensive Italian-English dictionary of its time. STC 11099.