By Joseph Baretti
Bologna; Florence   Francesco Cardinali; Cardinal Printing Office
11" by 8.5"
An Italian-English dictionary and an English-Italian dictionary from the famous Baretti editions.
By Joseph Baretti

1830-1832 Dizionario Italiano ed Inglese Tome I. and English and Italian Dictionary Tome II.

Bologna; Florence   Francesco Cardinali; Cardinal Printing Office
11" by 8.5"
An Italian-English dictionary and an English-Italian dictionary from the famous Baretti editions.
£245.00
: 4kgs / : FGN11-B-7

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Leather Binding

With the fascinating provenance of Catholic priest and historian James Spencer Northcote, 1821-1907, with his signature, dated 1849, Naples, to the front free-endpapers. It is a great thought that it may have been these dictionaries that helped Northcote with his studies of the Rome Catacombs that became his lasting literary legacy. In English and Italian. The English-Italian dictionary is the 'New Edition, Modelled after that of Leghorn, and Augmented with Numerous Additions and Improvements'. Giuseppe Marc'Antonio Baretti, 1719 - 1789, was an Italian-born English literary critic and author of two influential language-translation dictionaries. During his England years he was often known as Joseph Baretti. He was appointed Secretary to the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, and became acquainted with Samuel Johnson, Garrick and others.

Condition

In full vellum bindings. Externally, soiled, as common with vellum though would clean with care. There is loss to most of the spine of volume two, and some lifting to volume one, with closed tears. The vellum to the joints have split. The hinges are just starting. Internally, firmly bound, with marginal browning and scattered foxing. There is an ink stamped for Hawkesyard Priory library to the front free-endpapers.

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