Lot 396: Skinner. ETYMOLOGICON LINGUAE ANGLICANAE... 1671.
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [Dictionary: English to Other Languages] Stephano Skinner. ETYMOLOGICON LINGUAE ANGLICANAE, Seu Explicatio vocum Anglicarum Etymologica ex propriis sontibus, scil. Ex Linguis duodecim Lon: T. Roycroft/ [sold by] H. Brome/R. Clavel/ B. Tooke/ T. Sawbridge, 1671. Dictionary translating English words into multiple languages: French, Greek, Italian, German, Danish, Spanish, other classical and modern languages, and most often Latin. Roman type is used for the English word, with Roman and italic type used for the translations. 2nd edition (no edition statement on title page). Lowndes, Vol III, p2411. Wing S-3947. Graesse, Vol VI, p420. Collation of prelims: [licence leaf], [title leaf], a-a2, B-D4, E-V2. Text: Aa-Uu4, Xx-Zz2, Aaa-Yyy4, Zzz-Zzz6, Aaaa-Zzzz4, Aaaaa-Vvvvv4, Xxxxx-Xxxxx2. 2 cols. Separate sections for plants/botanical terms (beginning on leaf Gggg2). Legal terms occupy 2 sections (beginning on Llll 3). Geographic terms begin on Kkkkk2. Contemp leather. Bdg loose, covers and license leaf separated, some portions have dampstain to lower portion of text. Intermittent foxing. Small number of leaves with marginal tear/chip. 5.6 Lb.