1729 Le Dictionnaire Royal, Francois-Anglois et Anglois-Francois; The Royal Dictionary, French and English and English and French
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Folding Plates, Leather Binding
With a folding frontispiece to the start of the work.
A lovely copy of French-English lexicographer Abel Boyer's dictionary, which was first published in 1699. This work is presented in two parts, bound together, with individual title pages, printed in red and black ink.
Part I consists of Boyer's French-English dictionary, and volume II of the English to French dictionary.
With the armorial bookplate of Rev. Charles Lyttleton to the front pastedown. Lyttleton was Bishop of Carlisle from 1762-1768, and President of the Society of Antiquaries from 1765-1768. He was a close friend of Horace Walpole at Eton and together with George Montagu described themselves as the triumvirate. With the inscription of Lyttleton, dated 1732, to a front blank.
With the bookplate of Richard Luckett also to the front pastedown. Luckett was a lecturer in seventeenth century literature at Cambridge University, and held the post of Pepys Librarian for thirty years.
ESTC Citation No. N38663
A bright copy of this work.
Rebacked, in a full calf binding, with original boards restored and black strip laid down. With spine label renewed. Externally, excellent. Ink mark to fore edge of text block. Bookplates to front pastedowns, with an inscription to a front blank. Internally, firmly bound. Pages a touch age toned to perimeters, but generally clean.
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