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Linguae Latinae Liber Dictionarius Quadripartitus

A Latine Dictionary, In Four Parts

1684 - London - T. Basset, J. Wright, and R. Chiswell

9.5" by 7.25", unpaginated

 

DETAILS

A scarce edition of Adam Littleton's uncommon Linguae Latinae Liber Dictionarius.

Needing some remedial work to the binding but with the orginal boards and spine. A good copy would be around 750, priced to allow for the work to the binding.

The Four Parts are I. An English-Latine, II. A Latine-Classical, III. A Latine-Proper, and IV. A Latine-Barbarous.

Adam Littleton, 1627 1694, was a Church of England clergyman, and philologist. He was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford. After education, Littleton became usher at Westminster School, where he was later appointed second master. During this time Littleton published many texts on Greek and Latin grammar. During the 1660s, Littleton was appointed a chaplain in ordinary to Charles II. In 1664, he obtained the rectory of St Lukes in Chelsea. In 1670, he received a DD. Alongside his active preaching schedule, Littleton maintained his philological research and in 1678 published Linguae Latinae liber dictionarius quadripartitus, a huge Latin dictionary, which was published at least four times by his death, and several more times in the eighteenth century He was working on a Greek lexicon at the end of his life and read and annotated pieces in Hebrew, Chaldee, and Arabic. (DNB)

CONDITION

The binding is generally tight and firm. The front board is held by the cords only, which could possibly detach during transit, even after careful packaging. The rear board is detached. There is significant wear to the extremities, including significant bumping and rubbing, with some discolouration and ink marks to the boards. Internally the pages have slight browning, with intermittent spots. There are occasional handling and ink marks, with evidence of past worming to the rear. There are very occasional marginal ink annotations. Z4 has a closed tear across the centre of the page, 5Y3 and 5Z1 have small closed tears, and 5Y2 has a small section missing from the bottom of the page. There is an ink signature, a nameplate, and an ink stamp on the front pastedown, and an ink stamp on the title page. Overall the condition is good only.

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