By Thomas Richards
Bristol   Felix Farley
8.5" by 5.5" Unpaginated
The first edition of this scarce English-Welsh thesaurus, described as 'containing some thousands of British words more than any Welsh dictionary hitherto published'.
By Thomas Richards

1753 Antiquae Linguae Britannicae Thesaurus: Being a British, or Welsh-English Dictionary

Bristol   Felix Farley
8.5" by 5.5" Unpaginated
The first edition of this scarce English-Welsh thesaurus, described as 'containing some thousands of British words more than any Welsh dictionary hitherto published'.
Sold
: 1kgs / : 854F32

What Our Customers Say...

Description

First Edition, Leather Binding, Scarce

A smart copy of this scarce mid eighteenth century thesaurus, compiled by lexicographer and Church of England clergyman Thomas Richards, who constructed this work using various existing sources and his own research, and includes grammatical rules of both the English and Welsh languages.

ESTC Citation No. T66971

With an advertisement leaf to the rear.

With the inscription of John Francis Howell to the front pastedown, a 1761 inscription to the recto of the front free endpaper, and a 1790 inscription to the verso of the same leaf. With an inscription referring to this as a 'very good book' to the verso of a rear blank.

The scarce first edition of Richards's impressive thesaurus. 

Condition

In a full calf binding. Rubbing to back strip and board perimeters. Joints starting, with front board slightly tender and rear board holding firm. Inscription to front pastedown, front free endpaper, and rear blank. One rear blank detached to head. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and generally clean, with only the odd spot.

Good

Delivery & payment

We send all of our books via courier which is a fully tracked and insured service. In our experience we find this to be the most reliable and quickest form of delivery. Our primary courier is DHL, but we are able to accommodate special requests if required, including postal delivery for items under 2kg. See More Details