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Vocabolario degli Accademici della Crusca : in Quest' Ultima Edizione Da'Medesimi Riueduto, e Ampliato , con Aggiunta di Molte Voci Degli Autori del Buon Secolo, e Buona Quantità di Quelle Dell'vso. Con tre Indici Delle Voci, Locuzioni, e Prouerbi Latini e Greci, Posti per Entro l'Opera

By Agnolo Monosini

1686

Francesco Tramontino : Venetia; [Venice]

12.5" by 8.5"

[25], 2-1024, [1], 2-104, [14pp]

 

 

 

DETAILS

A scarce edition of this important Italian dictionary, being the second modern European dictionary that was ever published.

A scarce work, last seen at auction in 1999. In the original Italian. The signatures run as *6, **6, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Zzz4, Aaaa-Qqqq4, a-h6, i-k4, l3. This is a very scarce edition, sitting in between the publication of the official second edition in 1623, and the official third edition in 1691. This is an unauthorised edition. 'Vocabolario degli Accademici della Crusca' was the first Italian language dictionary ever compiled, originally published in 1612. The dictionary is also notable because it was only the second dictionary of a modern English language published, with a Spanish one being published the year before this work was first published. As a result, this work served as a model for similar dictionaries that would go on to be published in English, German, and French. It was also an innovative work as it was one of the first examples of organising the entries in alphabetical order, rather than the traditional form of organising by topic. It also differed from similar works as it had fewer references to regional uses of words, and didn't place a distinction between prose and poetry language. The work was compiled by the Accademia della Crusca, an Italian society for scholars, linguits, and philologists. It is the oldest linguistic society in the world, being founded in Florence in 1583. It's main goal was, at the time of formation, to maintain the purity of the Italian language. One of the greatest contributors to this work was the Italian scholar and cleric Agnolo Monosini. He played an important role in the development of the Italian language. In particular, Monosini added an index of Greek words to this work.. However, there were thirty-six other academicians who worked full time on the compilation of the dictionary in Florence. Stamp to the title page, 'G. Bauer'.

CONDITION

In the original vellum binding. Externally, sound. Lacking most of the spine. Loss of vellum to the front board. Some loss of the rear board to the head of the rear joint. Heavy marks and discolouration to the boards. Hinges are weak. Pencil mark to the front pastedown. Internally, generally firmly bound, though the binding is a little strained in places. Pages are very lightly age-toned and generally clean with the odd spot and handling mark. Title page is detached but present. Stamp to the title page, 'G. Bauer'. Tidemarks to the fore edge, heavier to the first few pages. Small wormhole to the gutter from the title page to page 250, not affecting text. Very small scorch mark to page 135/6, affecting two words. Closed tear to page 531/532.

Overall Condition: Good Only

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