1815 Antiquae Linguae Britannicae Thesaurus: being a British, or Welsh-English Dictionary: containing some thousands of British words more than any Welsh dictionary hitherto published. All the authorities or examples which the learned Dr Davies gives, in his British-Latin dictionary, from ancient poets, historians, &c are inserted in this, as they are accurate proofs of the significations assign'd to those words: and the words which are added, are often exemplified in the same manner And to make this work more compleat, besides the explications and etymologies of words, many valuable British antiquities are interspersed through all the pats of it To which is prefix'd A compendius and comprehensive Welsh Grammar, with all the rules in English
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Early Edition, Leather Binding, Rebound
The third edition of this work, originally published in 1753. Uncommon in all editions.
Featuring an exhaustive and complete Welsh-English dictionary, also with a compendious Welsh grammar with all rules in English and Welsh proverbs. No half title as issued. This was used by Dr Samuel Johnson in compiling 'A Dictionary of the English Language' in 1755.
No advertising leaf to rear as called for in this edition.
Compiled by the Rev Thomas Richards of Coychurch, Welsh curate from Coychurch in the 18th century. This is his most well-known work.
In full calf binding, titles in gilt to red calf spine label. Externally sound with light loss to tail of spine, boards lightly marked and rubbed, light rubbing to spine. Griffith Griffith inscription to front free endpaper, dated 1818. Minor closed tear to front free endpaper, not affecting text. Internally, firmly bound. Light spotting to odd leaf, pages otherwise generally very clean throughout.
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